Tuesday, April 24, 2012
The blurb from the WWW
Luxembourg is about half the size of Delaware. The Ardennes Mountains extend from Belgium into the northern section of Luxembourg. The rolling plateau of the fertile Bon Pays is in the south.
Luxembourg joined NATO in 1949, the Benelux Economic Union (with Belgium and the Netherlands) in 1948, and the European Economic Community (later the EU) in 1957. In 1961, Prince Jean, son and heir of Grand Duchess Charlotte, was made head of state, acting for his mother. She abdicated in 1964, and Prince Jean became grand duke. Luxembourg's parliament approved the Maastricht Accord, paving the way for the economic unity of the EU in July 1992. Crown Prince Henri was sworn in as grand duke in Oct. 2000, replacing his father, Jean, who had been head of state for 26 years.
And there will be pictures of them then.
|Oh yeah, you are going to get boring nature shots|
|The day we visited, crazy right|
|Stairs down the wall|
|And more stairs, it's a long way from top to bottom|
|Bridge over troubled ravine|
|Climb for you life|
|Take me home UFO|
|Would the French die if it weren't a perfect garden|
|The Tin Man, I think this one has a heart because he moves|
|Just liked it|
|Antique and Junk Market|
|Lovely large church, with ghostly Aurelia|
|The Church Entryway|
|Aurelia letting loose with her own kind|
|Crazy man by a restaurant, I think he's hungry|
|Apparently soldiers have to do this all over the world|
Here is a blurb from the WWW
Trier is a historic city in west central Germany, just six miles from the Luxembourg border and 120 miles SW of Frankfurt. Trier makes a manageable, and very worthwhile, day trip from Cologne or Frankfurt. Trier is Germany's oldest city. Legend has it that in 2000 BC the Assyrians established a colony here. The Roman colony of Augusta Treverorum (Trier) was founded by Augustus in 16 BC. Trier became a favored residence of several Roman emperors, including Constantine the Great, the first Christian emperor. The cathedral Constantine built in Trier in 326 AD is Germany's oldest. After destruction by Germanic tribes in the 5th century, the great city of Trier became a small town. It still feels pleasantly small today, despite its population of 100,000. Trier's market square (Hauptmarkt) is one of the nicest in Germany, filled with fruit stands, flowers, painted facades, and fountains. Catholic pilgrims still come to Trier in large numbers to honor the relic of the Holy Robe at the Dom St. Peter and the tomb of St. Matthias in the Benedictine church named for him.
We didn't see most of that stuff, it was just a quick visit. But what we saw was very cool.
|A pretty lane|
|Not sure why pink was such a popular building color , just roll with it|
|I don't envy this gardener but I love the view|
|All the statues are of Roman Gods and Goddesses|
|Ruining the Ruins|
|The Thinker (he wanted to be like the statue on Sponge Bob...kids)|
|The other side of of the lovely lawn|
|There were nun's EVERYWHERE felt a little conspicuous with out a habit on|
|I love the big foot, makes mine feel normal|
|Some people only eat doughnuts, some people wish they could be one of those people|
|Carl Marx, well his profile at least|
|Carl Marx's childhood home. Mecca of Communists world wide, literally|