Travel pictures from neat places that we have visited.

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Château de Chantilly - France

Last December we visited the 
Château de Chantilly in France.

The Castle was first fortified in Roman times and was in continuous occupation throughout the Middle Ages.
You can read  the interesting story of this castle at Castles and Palaces of the World  website  and also at Wikipedia.

We also tasted the Crème Chantilly and it's really delicious!

Domaine de Chantilly website

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Hesper Park in winter 2015 - Hesperange

Yesterday, we had some fun time playing with snow 
and taking pictures at the Hesper Park in Luxembourg. 

Friday, 16 January 2015

The University of Padova - Italy

According to their webpage The University of Padova was established in 1222, after a group of students and teachers decided to come here from Bologna. Defending freedom of thought in study and teaching became a distinctive feature which today lives on in the University motto: Universa Universis Patavina Libertas.

In the 16th and 17th centuries, Padova became a workshop of ideas and the home to figures who changed the cultural and scientific history of humanity. They included Andrea Vesalio, who founded modern anatomy, as well as the astronomer Copernicus, and Galileo.

Guided tours are available and we had the opportunity to be there
 in the last visit of the year last december.
Guided tours information

 "On 25 June 1678, Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia a Venetian noblewoman and mathematician became the first woman to be awarded a Doctor of Philosophy degree."

University of Padua at Wikipedia
Centro di Ateneo per i Musei - Università degli Studi di Padova

Monday, 15 December 2014

Christmas Market, Luxembourg - 2014

Sunday at the Christmas Market in Luxembourg city. 
Enjoying delicious Gromperekichelcher (Potato pancakes)
 and Glühwein!

 "Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love!"
( Hamilton Wright Mabie )
Luxembourg at Wikipedia

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Thun Castle - Switzerland

It was built in the 12th century, today houses the Thun Castle museum,
 and is a Swiss heritage site of national significance. 
Red more at:
Thun Castle at Wikipedia
Thun Castle Museum Information