Introduction of the euro Currency

Thankfully, today I only have one anniversary with an appropriate stamp (and just one stamp at that). I’m thankful because what I tried last night took a great deal of time and effort. I don’t think I will repeat that format until this blog goes to the planned weekly format, starting in late March. It was twenty years ago today that, for the first time … Continue reading Introduction of the euro Currency

Luxembourg’s Notre-Dame Cathedral

Notre-Dame Cathedral (Kathedral Notre-Dame in Luxembourgish, Cathédrale Notre-Dame in French and Kathedrale unserer lieben Frau in German) is the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Luxembourg City, in southern Luxembourg. It was originally a Jesuit church, and its cornerstone was laid in 1613. It is the only cathedral in Luxembourg. The church is a noteworthy example of late gothic architecture; however, it also has many Renaissance elements … Continue reading Luxembourg’s Notre-Dame Cathedral

Valley of the Seven Castles

On March 16, 2010, the Duchy of Luxembourg released a pair of stamps portraying six castles along the Eisch (Äisch in Luxembourgish) — a river flowing through Belgium and Luxembourg, joining the Alzette on its left in Mersch. The Luxembourgish part of the Eisch is informally known as the “Valley of the Seven Castles”, for the seven castles that line its route.  I’m not sure why Entreprise des … Continue reading Valley of the Seven Castles

Luxembourg #200 (1936)

Luxembourg #200 (1936)

The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (Großherzogtum Luxemburg in German, Grand-Duché de Luxembourg in French, or Groussherzogtum Lëtzebuerg in Luxembourgish) is one of the smallest countries in Europe, and ranked 179th in size of all the 194 independent countries of the world; the country is about 998 square miles (2,586 square kilometers) in size, and measures 51 miles (82 km) long and 35 miles (57 km) wide. To the … Continue reading Luxembourg #200 (1936)