Sunday, November 30, 2014

Passing Through Luxembourg.

We visited the Vianden Castle in northern Luxembourg just as it was closing for the evening, and were allowed to wander freely through the empty castle. Flitting from hall to hall of this medieval castle (some parts are nearly 1000 years old) one couldn't help but imagine the rich lives of the counts and countesses who once lived within these walls. A we drove away, we caught these stunning views of the castle, shimmering in golden light, just before the sun sank behind the neighboring hills...

...and then on to Luxembourg City, where we passed hours in the Grund, the quaint valley below the main city where one could become happily lost for hours, pastry in hand, wandering the narrow medieval streets.

And of course, there's the city itself, at once charming and elegant (and how could it not be, with "luxe" in its very name?), with its turreted Grand Ducal Palace, below, at its center.

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