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December 13, 2013

A Tranquil Square Meets Tiny Drama…

Filed under: LUXEMBOURG,LUXEMBOURG CITY,PHOTOGRAPHY — kiwidutch @ 1:00 am
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(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

We are in Luxembourg City and have been having lunch at a café called “The Duke” in one of the cities central squares.

There has been quite a long wait for our order and so whilst we wait I take a little look around the square.

In the centre of the square is a statue of a female figure (I think possibly of a royal lady because she’s wearing a crown, but I can’t find any name plate of who it might be).

It took ages to get photos without people in it because it’s definitely a child magnet, observation showed they loved playing on the steps around her as much as the statue herself.

There are several buildings close by that judging from the emblem on the gates, also have some sort of royal connection but I didn’t figure out exactly what. Over one of the large gate-like entrances there is another little female statue in an alcove, it’s gilded and shines in the sunshine. Since she has an infant baby in her lap, I hazard a guess that this is a Madonna with Child figure. As usual my fascination with street stones, drainage grates and patterns takes hold as I find all the nice patterns around me. The sun is shining and it’s  beautiful day to be sitting admiring your surroundings.

Then we see something unusual happen… there are no lights or sirens but a police car and police van arrive in a bit of a hurry, at least ten officers exit the van in haste and another four from the car  and they all run into the building next to the wrought iron gates.  They don’t exit before we leave so we are left to wonder… A training exercise? a security breach?  Little Mr. at least is a delighted with the police “drama” and ecstatically spouts various theories about robbers for some time afterwards.

(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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(photograph © Kiwidutch)

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1 Comment »

  1. Really lovely photographs!

    Comment by George Weaver — December 13, 2013 @ 1:21 am | Reply


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