Saturday, November 08, 2008

Luxembourg City

I decided to venture to the city of Luxembourg which happens to be the capital of the country of the same name. My journey began with taking a 3 hour train from brussels midi station to the central station in luxembourg. The ticket costs Euro 37.20.


This little gem in europe is often overlook by tourists and I am glad I set foot here. The old city which is listed as a unesco heritage site certainly deserved the listing. The grand bridge, old walls and valley blends in well to create a good mix that I have not seen anywhere else.


I camera whore shamelessly as I was travelling alone. I was a bit reluctant at first for this day trip but figured I better do it while I have the opportunity. Here are some of the results of me snapping away.


Palace Of The Grand Dukes


Palace of The Grand Dukes - I was lucky enough to view the quick changing of guards. First time I ever see a lady on duty.



Williams Square


William Square - This is where the tourist office was. A good place to pick up your free tourist map. The train station has one though.


Adolphe Bridge


Adolphe Bridge


Viaduct


Viaduct


Petrusse Valley


Petrusse Valley - You will need to take a stroll here to appreciate the greatness and scales of the viaduct and the bridge.


Grund


Grund


Constitution Square


Constitution square


Clairefontaine Square


Clairefontaine Square


Casino Luxembourg - Forum of Contemporary Art


Casino Luxembourg - Forum of Contemporary Art


Luxembourg Central Station


The Central Train Station


I also did took the wrong bus which brought me to the financial district and also their major shopping mall, Auchan. Despite Luxembourg having developed a reputation with its rain, the day was well although there were times I thought the weather would turn for the
worse. Lucky me.


Well, I would highly recommend a day trip here as its beauty goes beyond what I can describe in words (I have limited vocabulary)


Benny Ong

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