Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Other sites in Luxembourg City

When we finished our exploration of the Bock, we returned to the center of Luxembourg City in search of lunch.  We briefly visited Place Guillaume II - on Saturdays they have a farmer's market with fresh produce and flowers.

We had lunch just off the square and were able to watch people wander the market.  After lunch we went to see the exterior of the Palais Grand-Ducal.  As the duke was not currently in residence, it was open for tours, but the English tour was not until late in the afternoon - far beyond the limits of Allen and Kyra's patience.

So we took them off to church instead.  We visited Luxembourg's Notre Dame.   It was a pretty church but by European standards significantly smaller and no where near as ornate as its sisters in other cities.

As we were leaving, a bridal party was coming up the steps not for a wedding, but as a backdrop for some photos.  This is when we encountered one of the most hideous bridesmaids dresses I have ever seen.  I was not fast enough with the camera to get a picture of the front of this dress, so you will just have to imagine the bodice fully ruched and covered with sequin appliques.

From the church we walked to an overlook of the park along the river bank.  If the park had not been so many steps below where we were standing and had our energy level been greater, we might have gone exploring the park a bit, as it did look lovely, but none of us felt up to the task.

This was our last view of Luxembourg City.  From here we left to visit the WWII cemetery and make our way to Viaden.

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