Churches in Luxembourg City

7 09 2017

I love visiting churches (Christian in this case) and just sitting there, taking it all in though I’m an atheist.

A few churches I visited during my stay in Luxembourg City this past summer.

Trinity Church, a Protestant church

St. Michael’s Church

A local, newish church. Not sure what it’s called!

The Notre-Dame Cathedral, all of below.

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Walking in Luxembourg City: in the Old Town After Lunch

23 08 2017

Having enjoyed lunch (with wines) on the main eating square in Luxembourg City, it was time for more walking.  It did me good with lots of up-and-downs with great views.

Still on the square.

And moving on.





A Walk, Breakfast & to Supermarket! in the Bonnevoie Neighborhood

15 08 2017

The neighborhood of Luxembourg City I am staying in is called Bonnevoie just southeast of the central station.  The morning after I arrived, I went out in search of breakfast and grocery.

Empty streets everywhere. Sunday morning it was but I believe it has more to do with the very small population of the city.

Where I was planning to get breakfast. Closed for the summer of course.

Very good pain au chocolat. The rhubarb quiche was unexpectedly too sweet.

Off to the local supermarket, Cactus.

Luxembourg wines

And bubblies

On the way back along a different route.





Apartment Life in Luxembourg

14 08 2017

After arrival at the Luxembourg Airport, I took a local bus to take me to the central train station in Luxembourg City.

From the station, it was a short walk to my apartment, a nice spacious two-bedroom on the top floor of an older building with no elevator.

Nice and modern bathroom.

The kitchen and the dining area.

The door to my apartment

The entrance hall to the building

The door to the building

My apartment on the top floor





One Night in Nice

10 08 2017

After enjoying the day in Grasse, I hopped on a local bus to reach my final destination of my recent trip in France, an airport hotel next to the Nice Airport.

My ride

The view from my hotel room. The ocean, an airfield and palm trees.  OK for an airport hotel!

The next morning at the airport. This is new. Maybe set up after the terror attack in Nice almost a year before?  A similar one is apparently set up on the Promenade where it happened.

Breakfast in the airport lounge.

My ride to Paris

Bye bye France ♡





A Day in Grasse

9 08 2017

On the final proper day in France during my visit back in June, I had made plans to go up to Grasse to see an English/Scottish couple I know from work.

Situated about 20 km. north of Cannes, I had been to Grasse on a few occasions to eat but always only to go to the restaurant and straight back.  I was looking forward to do a proper visit.

After having done one meeting in Cannes, I was picked up by my friends and we drove up to Grasse.

Before reaching the town center, we stopped by Molinard’s perfumery/perfume museum, Grasse being famous for its perfumes.

Scenes from around the town center including a stop at the Fragonard Museum.

My friend Kathy recommended me this book (and which was made into a film) which takes place in Grasse.  We found it as a display in a shop.

 

Time for lunch.  Great food.

An after-lunch stroll.

And found a cat!

Wanted to go into the cathedral but there was a wedding going and we were not allowed in or so we thought but we probably could have gone in.  It was a beggar at the entrance that was “guarding” the church from people entering.

Time to hit the road.





Three Days in Cannes

8 08 2017

My annual trip to Cannes, France lasted from Monday to Friday during the first week of June this year.  On a couple of the days I wasn’t exactly feeling well so skipped dinner and just sat around in my apartment at night after doing a series of meetings during the day.

The convention at the Palais des Festivals

Lovely lunch on the beach on Tuesday with a German friend

Tuesday dinner with Chinese friends

Relaxing lunch meeting on Wednesday with an American friend

More lunch meeting on Thursday with an American lawyer couple

Retail therapy thrown in inbetween meetings

The general view during the day

My first ever soft-serve in Cannes.  I shall make it an annual thing.  It was good.

A friendly early evening meeting on Thursday with a lovely bottle of rose by Ott shared with a Finnish friend in my apartment.

 








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