My Sicily. The alchemy of a journey

A journey – head in the clouds and heart lost between the skyline and the rising sun. A journey, a rendez-vous, a place of expectations and future memories. Travelling has a scent of magic, disclosing the world to your eyes, but not the alchemy you create with that place, the legacy you create despite time, distances and […]

H & G country

Now, if you think that when you’ve seen one Hansel & Gretel town you’ve seen them all, Limburg might just make you change your mind. Close to Koblenz and about a 2 hours drive from Luxembourg –  depending on whether you opt for the Autobahn or the winding road between the Moselle river and steep, […]

Paris slows down

Paris slows down in August. A time for new discoveries and for the things you discover again and again.  Sometimes to get the nicest experiences, you have to accept some less nice ones – such is big city life.   And sometimes, those experiences are human encounters. Like the slightly worn but very friendly and […]

August at sea

Silver solitude, lonely lighthouses, blue beyond, seaside galleries and seaside restaurants, sails and sailors, archipelago Amen, old men and trolls, and somebody waiting ashore… Photos by Unni Holtedahl, Norway, August 2015. ©2015 Unni Holtedahl

July bloom

July in bloom…. along quiet summer streets and white picket fences… by lazy swings, empty chairs and open doors, by playing children and posing dogs… it’s a time of dog rose nostalgia. Photos by Unni Holtedahl, July 2015. ©2015 Unni Holtedahl

Castle hunting

Luxembourg is a good place to go castle hunting, and the Grand Château d’Ansembourg is the perfect start. Less than half an hour from Luxembourg City, in quite stunning surroundings, and with the loveliest garden. The garden is what you visit here, and it’s well worth it, with old fashioned flowers and neatly trimmed bushes, ponds […]

These places still exist

There are still places like this. Where life is slow, people are friendly and locals trust strangers. It is reassuring and faith-restoring. The thing is, sometimes you’ve just got to get off the motorway. Get behind a tractor and follow it. Trust your GPS when she insists you take the weird tiny roads seemingly leading […]

Tokyo of a thousand lights

Tokyo.The hands of the clock run madly and you can get lost crossing roads with the crowd marching in lockstep. Seven hours ahead of Luxembourg and the hands of the clock do not stop running in Tokyo. You learn quickly that nothing is ever enough in Tokyo. Tokyo of a thousand lights and souls is playful and bizarre, easily making […]

Visits with camera: Atomium & Antwerp

CLEW photographers bring their cameras to places worth visiting in or easily reachable from Luxembourg.  Belgium can easily be overlooked when picking a close destination, and somehow if we do choose Belgium we seem to stick to the letter B – Brussels, Bruges…. But Belgium does have other letters on offer, so let’s start at the […]

These places still exist

There are still places like this. Where life is slow, people are friendly and locals trust strangers. It is reassuring and faith-restoring. The thing is, sometimes you’ve just got to get off the motorway. Get behind a tractor and follow it. Trust your GPS when she insists you take the weird tiny roads seemingly leading […]