Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Luxembourg day two

The second day started in full force with a walk down Avenue de la Liberte. It is part of the more business/financial neighbourhood of the city and, for me, one of the most beautiful. I loved the slight Parisian boulevard feel of the place, mainly given off by the cast iron balconies and architecture, most flamboyant in the Acelor-Mittal building.

Crossing the bridge, we took a left at the Place de la Republique, the one with the golden obelisk surmounting the Casemates de la Petrusse. A labyrinth of small, commercial streets unfolded with unique, boutique shops. I would recommend the L'Adresse restaurant, the Orfeo art gallery and Honey/Mustard concept store from where I got a lovely pair of Vagabond black pistol boots.

We walked through the 'fishmarket' as the oldest part of the city is known to reach another section of the Casemates. We also went on the tour but the 'trenches' or battle stations carved in the rock weren't spectacular at all. It did however have lovely views over the Natural Museum and the river.

This walking tour-de-force called for a stop at our hotel, to rest our poor feet...and also to add some more layers on. By this point I think it was actually snowing which I don't really mind as long as I can still feel my toes.
Towards the evening, we took the 13 bus to Mudam, Luxembourg's contemporary art museum. I wasn't particularly intrigued because I'm not big on modern art but I am ashamed to say my preconceptions got the best of me. In the end, it was one of the highlights of our trip there and I can't recommend it enough. The main building in these exterior shots is the Philharmonic hall - interested to see if the inside matches the shell.

I will let the photos speak for themselves but I will just name a few of my favourite displays: Dunkerque sand, L'origine de la source I and II, John Stezaker's photos and Su-Mei Tse's ink fountain.

'Till next time,


  1. Wow what a juxtaposition between old and new, just gorgeous-great post!!

    Maddy @

  2. It really was a pretty city, maybe even more so it the summer! :)


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