9/18/12

Shark Attack Travels... // Luxembourg Photo Mix

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After coming back from Milan, I took off to Luxembourg with my boyfriend for the weekend. I didn't know what to expect, since I didn't know much about the country and city (only that gas and cigarettes are quite cheap there). After spending two days in Luxembourg city, I think it's safe to say that I completely fell in love with the place. 

The combination of churches, castles, forests and houses looking as if they could be toy doll houses, turns this city into a picturesque place to stay at. It felt as if we went back in time. The only thing I can do is to recommend everyone to visit this beautiful city. 

Since a picture says more than a thousand words... Click below to see some images I managed to snap during my stay there.

P.S.: Beware of major picture overload! 

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My boyfriend making his debut on the blog.

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The Notre-Dame Cathedral, of which the first cornerstone was laid in 1613. Even though I have no religious bone in my body at all, churches always get to me in one way or another. I like to visit them to see the architecture, the statues and everything that comes with it (except for religious services or stuff like that).

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I wouldn't mind living in one of these houses.

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A bagel with bacon and eggs. Loved it.

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The Saint Quirin Chapel a.k.a. 'The Church In The Rock'. The chapel was built in the rock of the Pétrusse Valley and is Luxembourg's oldest church. It was already being used in the 11th century and was a pagan site before that.

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Taking a break after a long climb upwards.

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Nightmare Before Christmas-bodies.

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The statue of Grand Duchess Charlotte on Clairefontaine Square. The duchess reigned from 1919 'till 1964 and was one of the best loved and admired leaders of the country.

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On the phone with my Mom.

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Inside the Luxembourg Casemates: underground galleries which date back to 1644, when the Spaniards had to modernize the medieval fortifications. It's current state is thanks to the Austrians, who reinforced the fortress. They became UNESCO World Heritage in 1994. I advise you not to go in there if you suffer from heart diseases or claustrophobia: the very small staircases and corridors could be a problem...

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In the late afternoon, we decided to visit the Sandweiler German war cemetery. It's a World War II cemetery and contains the graves of 10,913 servicemen from the Battle of the Bulge in the winter of 1944 and spring of 1945.

We were all alone, which gave a particular vibe to the whole experience. I have a thing with cemeteries: the atmosphere, the silence... It's perfect to walk around and think about all the things in life. We took a rest on top of the cross monument to enjoy the view and silence and to take some pictures, since the sunlight was perfect that afternoon.

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Our first day ended with the Tokyo Love sushi set at the Gonki restaurant.

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On the morning of our second day in Luxembourg, we decided to visit the American Cemetery and Memorial, where the fallen of the same battle as those of the German cemetery lay buried. There are 5,076 fallen soldiers buried here. Each of the tall wrought iron sections of the gate bears gilded laurel wreaths, the ancient award for valor. Gilded eagles surmount the stone pillars.

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Two memorial pylons display the names of 371 Missing in Action. The remains of these soldiers and airmen were never recovered, or rest in unknown graves.

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The Jewish soldiers are marked with a star of David-grave.

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Since the boyfriend had never eaten macarons before, it was a good excuse to stop by Ladurée.

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I decided to see what the hype was all about with these drinks... And for real: they taste like sh*t.

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A quick snack before heading back home.

15 comments:

  1. Haha die vita coco is echt degoutant! Heb me ook laten meeslepen en een hele doos gekocht ieuw!! Leuke foto's!

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  2. Een vriendin van mij heeft er ooit gewoond, maar heb het zelf eigenlijk nog nooit deftig bezocht. Maybe someday :)

    brunetteblogging.com

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  3. Vakanties met vriendje zijn altijd leuk é :)
    Ben ook geen fan van die coconut water!

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  4. Lovely pictures, looks like a great city! I like your orange jeans :)

    AwayFromTheBlue.blogspot.com.au

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  5. Now you have to explain one of my main mystery of life: how do they do to organize the egg yolk in a bagel??? Is it in the middle??? Was it broken or did they manage to keep it safe??? :-)

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    1. Haha, this comment made me laugh!
      There wasn't any egg yolk, or well, it was baked into the white of the egg. I hope this makes sense!

      x Krizia

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  6. Yummm, that bagel and the whole menu looks so yummy!! :)
    You're really pretty too and I love those bright pants. xx

    www.fashionistasdiary.com

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  7. Toffe foto's, en jullie lijken me een leuk koppel <3

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  8. Nice photos!!!! Have a good travel!!!!
    Angela Donava
    http://www.lookbooks.fr/

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  9. OMG dat ijsje ziet er jammie uit! Leuk dat Brecht ook zijn debuut maakt! ;)

    Ik denk dat het kerkhof inderdaad wel even een indruk op je achter laat!

    Misss you x

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  10. Die drankjes heb ik eigenlijk nog nooit gezien, haha. Hele toffe foto's! Ik ben ooit een dag in Luxemburg Stadt geweest, hééééél lang geleden al. I herinner me enkel het zien van een juweliers zaak met gewapende bewakers ervoor... :) x

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  11. Nice Photos!! Will have to visit sometime

    XX
    The Accessory Editor
    Http://www.theaccessoryeditor.com

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  12. very interesting to see my country through the eyes of someone who doesn't come from here!:)

    goldenbohemian.blogspot.com

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