Local Heart, Global Soul

July 4, 2016

Excited Squeals Of Recognition…

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

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Last summer I got permission to travel from my employer (because I am now on medical leave from work) and wanting a literal change of scene, and desiring a few new culinary experiences, we booked the Landal Wirfttal holiday park in Germany.

The weather however was not exceptionally co-operative and the downpours in Germany drove us a short distance away into Luxemburg since even a little way south the weather was substantially better.

When starting out Himself had said that it would be a good idea to drive south and see where the road took us, but after crossing the Luxemburg border and thinking that I recognised a few landmarks around us I suddenly had a sense of déjà vous, and  a sneaky suspicion where we were going.

I grinned at Himself and he grinned back, realising now that I knew where we were headed. Little Mr had a little neighbourhood friend come on this holiday as well, she is not as well travelled as our children so when we suddenly rounded a corner and a large castle on hill was revealed, one kid looked puzzled whilst the other two let out excited squeals of recognition: We were back in Vianden.
We first spied this castle when on tour with our Singaporean friend Velveteen back in 2012 and were lucky enough to have hit upon a medieval re-enactment weekend and a very special chance experience indeed. Links to those posts are at the bottom of this post. In the meantime our kids are excitedly filling in the details of their previous trip to our guest, and Himself and I see from this just how deep an impression travel makes on children and how many memories come flooding back once the right visual clues are given.

(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)

Previous Vianden Posts, Velveteen trip:
Inside The Castle Walls…
When You Live A Long Way Up, Some Things Are A Long Way Down…
There’s Nothing Like Dressing Up For the Occasion…
Eyeing Up The Beautiful Brews…
Dancing The Night Away: Medieval Style…
The Magic Of A Most Bewitching Bird…
The Second Market Is Quite Literally Buzzing…
Taking the Scenic Route Through A Very Scenic Town…
Hotel Belle-Vue: With Beautiful Views Indeed…
Fine Dining Well Suited For The Ravenous…
The Magic Of A Castle In the MoonLight (Well, Floodlights At Least)
A Delicious Breakfast, But Two Of Us Had Pizza And Bread Making On The Brain…
Decorations In Wood, Turrets, Towers, … And A Cable Car!
A Massive Surprise On A Hill At Vianden…

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