Saturday, 19 August 2006

Luxembourg - once my home

On our tour of Northwestern Europe we made a short nostalgic stop in the small country of Luxembourg which I once could call home for about a year (back in the year 2000).

Luxembourg City is very beautifully situated on a plateau surrounded by tree covered canyons carved out of the landscape by the river Alzette. Here you see part of the sky line of the oldest part of town.

Luxembourg is the richest country in the world due to the banking industry and the EU institutions based in capital, also named Luxembourg. But despite being a very small country, there is more to Luxembourg than just the capital city. Here are the remains of an old fortress in the small border city of Esch-sur-Sûre.

The beautiful silhouette of Esch-sur-Sûre's skyline.

Finally a slightly blurry picture illustrating a difference between Luxembourg and most other European countries: A bridge over a motor highway - for animals! Covered in trees and bushes the animals feel safe crossing the road this way. Not many other countries have the public finances to afford this kind infrastructure.

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