Local Heart, Global Soul

December 10, 2013

A Golden Girl In Flowing Robes, And Other Quirky Bits…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

In this section of our Luxembourg City tourist bus tour, I’m focussing a bit more on the details… Regular readers will know that I can never manage to take photos without zooming in whenever quirky things, architectural details and pretty patterns catch my eye.

Today is no exception. Although I’m usually less of a fan of modern art, three quirky statues on the front lawn of a historical looking building caught my eye, as do some eccentric and bright yellow telephone boxes. (which interestingly are still “boxes” rather than the minimalist installations in The Netherlands that as a public facility are darn near impossible to find thee days.

Much to my delight, decorative towers and turrets abound (If I win the lottery I’m building a house with a tower with windows around the top to be a sun-trap reading room, yeah I know, dream on!).

I spy a very sparkly golden lady high up on a column, she holds a wreath and I’m trying to work out if she has cape that billows out around her or is she has a flowing dress, even on maximum zoom she’s hard to capture from ground level so I try several angles.

I like the colourful stripes on the local public transport buses and in yet another example of how important cycling is here I see a special cycle crossing right through the centre of a large intersection complete with it’s own cycle road markings.  Cycle lanes are everywhere, and separated from the car traffic (also done ever possible in The Netherlands too) you can see how popular cycling is by the numerous cyclists peddling by.

I was disappointed not to have had more information about some of these beautiful buildings on the tour bus commentary… but at least that didn’t diminish the visual delights.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

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