“Pic of the Week”. February 21, 2014: Making Bubbles, Luxembourg City

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You’ll find street entertainers in almost every city, but I’ve never seen two guys put on a show in quite in this way before.

While walking through the beautiful historic downtown core of Luxembourg City, we came across these two men making soap bubbles.  I enjoyed making bubbles as a boy, running through the backyard with my little wand after dipping it in to the bowl of soapy fluid, trying to get the biggest bubbles I could.  But I never was able to produce bubbles one thousandth the size of these.  These guys used a large string loop on two sticks, dipped the string into a soapy solution and using a combination of gentle motion and the breeze, crafted something magical …

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“Pic of the Week”. June 28, 2013. The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

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It’s very easy not to visit Luxembourg.  Not much large than a postage stamp on most maps, with a population of only a half million, the Grand Duchy quickly slides by on your rail or road-trip through the larger countries between which it’s sandwiched, namely France, Germany and Belgium.

We tacked on a brief visit to Luxembourg while in Europe, en route from France to Belgium, and were pleasantly surprised by the what a great place this was!  Luxembourg City is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site for its historic core and the extensive remains of its fortifications (at one time it was one of Europe’s fortress strongholds), so this is where we focused our time.  It’s a wonderful …

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