It’s weird when you visit one place and decide not to take photographs of it, not to have seen much things, worthy enough to be photographed. And one day you remember that you have been there, at this place, and yet you don’t have any pictures of it, or at least, not sufficient. And this place is very specific and interesting, just as so many other settlements in Luxembourg. Generally speaking, Luxembourg is Continue reading
You can’t just walk calmly down the streets of the city of Spa. Especially on one street (‘Avenue du Professeur Henri Jean’) that leads deep into the forest where the castle-like manor house Manoir de Lébioles stands.
I was nearly hit by a car several times while I was crossing the street without looking about, trying to capture the extremely beautiful and rich manor houses (little castles, as I call them) on both sides of the road. Because sometimes Continue reading
Although Bertrada Castle (named after Bertrada of Laon, German: Bertrada von Mürlenbach. See: Prüm) was mentioned for the first time in 1331, in Roman times, there was presumably a Roman castel and in the 8th century – a Carolingian castle, at the place. Bertrada Castle in Mürlenbach is one of the presumable birthplaces of Charlemagne (see Continue reading
The major part of the 2600-2700 castles in Belgium that are still private and not open to the public is well-visible from the main streets. That doesn’t hold true for the Castle of Leignon. But even though I couldn’t take proper photographs of it, I want to show it by all means. As it is a very special castle to me. Continue reading
The Gardens of Annevoie are the only installations of their kind in Belgium, made in the 18th century on a property where in 1627, the construction of a castle as a small manor house begun. Continue reading
Traben-Tarbach is a fairy tale. In fact, the whole area along the Moselle River is extremely beautiful, almost unreal. And traveling alongside, you could have the feeling you are at least in South Tyrol, Italy. And you could even notice the cheerfulness and the solemnity in the air. But the double city of Traben-Trarbach is the most outstanding one with its awesome Continue reading
A castle and a church – these are the two main buildings that usually shape the appearance of one Belgian village (bear in mind that Belgium is one of the countries or the country with the highest density of castles per square kilometer.) Even when their history was getting long lost over the centuries. Continue reading