Irregular Posts; Luxembourg

Wednesday July 8, 2013 Bonjour, “PhotogDay”; as in, we spent a photogday in Luxembourg.  This is a period of time where the photographer is there for the two best light periods on either side of night. We arrived by train from Paris via Brussels in early afternoon and checked into Hotel Francois on the plaza.  Lovely as it was surrounded by sidewalk cafes and divided by tall green leafed trees.  In the plaza gazebo, a band was playing traditional Lux band music.  A big tuba glinted and sent sun rays into the trees.  Our room overlooked the plaza and gazebo….but the leaves were in the way for the view. Being that we had not had lunch we settled ourselves at a table across from the gazebo; local beer and LUNCH.  I had a plate of five kinds of pork things (two slices of different textured cooked ham and two kinds of sausages and one meatball that tasted nicely of pork liver) accompanied by a heaping mound of sauerkraut.  This IS NOT French cooking.  Meg’s dish was layered; good thick bread and slice of ham and slice of cheese and two fried eggs sunny-side-up.  And the band played on, then marched around the plaza a couple of times as they exited to the applause from the cafes.  The light was almost beginning to change from the hot “contrasty-white” to the warmer yellow. The city is small.  The Palace of the Grand Duchy is across the street from the shop that sells spoons made of chocolate that you melt into hot water or milk.  Cobbled streets are narrow and hilly.  The...