Local Heart, Global Soul

December 9, 2013

The Financial District Ticks Many Grey Boxes…

(photograph © Velveteen) used with permission

(photograph © Velveteen) used with permission

Another page of my diary as I document our travels and adventures at home and abroad.

Today’s post sees us aboard an open-topped tourist tour bus checking out the sights of Luxembourg City, Luxembourg, with visiting Singaporean friend “Velveteen”.

We assumed that we would get a detailed tour of the older historical inner city buildings and areas, which sort-of happened, but instead we quickly left the inner city and made our way to the financial district, for which this European tax haven country is famous. All along the way we were given detailed descriptions of many buildings: all of them modern ones, which “school” of architecture the architect came from, was influenced by, etc, and almost all of these buildings were square boxes or variations of the square or rectangular box, so even Himself and the kids were soon asking ” this is really boring: when are the interesting  buildings coming?”

There were moments when an interesting looking building came into view and instead of talking about it the commentary in the headphones was about the yet another grey coloured square box building next door or over the road from it. The financial district comprised of course a mass of modern style buildings and the only thing that got our attention was a statue of a banker several stories high, meant to depict the importance of Banking in Luxembourg, a rack of  pay-as-you-go bicycles and other various artworks.  It’s certainly a “different” sort of bus tour…

(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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