Travel pictures from neat places that we have visited.


Saturday, 2 June 2012

Casemates du Bock - Luxembourg

The "Casemates du Bock" is a part of the city’s old fortifications
 and is an excellent example of military architecture 
which spans many centuries.

History of Luxembourg - here










The Bock at wikipedia
http://www.lcto.lu/en/fid/3/69/101/casematesbock/

31 comments:

Honest Abe said...

Very interesting post. I liked the document that looks like it was written during the 14 or 15th century. It isn't a style that mimicked the Italian Renaissance Italic styles but it has many of the individual letters in it. It looks like the scribes stretched the ascenders to make the document look more official.

The other shots are of the interior of Casemates du Bock are interesting because it shows the amount of labor that went into making it a fortification.

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Fantastic images. What a great effort to protect the city.

Darryl and Ruth :)

JM said...

O que já aconteceu por aí! Muito interessante este post.

Lowell said...

What a labyrinth of rooms and "caves." Has there ever been a time when human beings did not war against each other? I find this all most interesting and very sad.

Oh, by the way, Cezar, your "pool" awaits! In Florida!

Birdman said...

Amazing amount of intense labor was consumed in this structure, I bet.

VP said...

Just a note on people: when we visited this place in 1982 my ex wife lost her purse there with most of our money and her documents.
After a few desperate hours at the consulate and at a police station we were back at our hotel just to find that the concierge had the purse.
A German tourist found it at the Casemates and brought it back at the hotel. Nothing was missing.
Thanks to him again after 30 years...

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

The exterior wall is very impressive, it must have been quite a feat to carve that out of stone.

Halcyon said...

I do love an old medieval city. How neat that you can really explore so much of the old castle and walls. :)

Sylvia K said...

I feel the same way as Halcyon, I do love the old medieval city and how great indeed to be able to explore so much of the old fortress and walls! Marvelous captures for the day! Hope you both have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs
Sylvia

cieldequimper said...

Eh oui, dans ces temps là on savait construire ! Je me demande toujours ce que deviendront nos bâtiments modernes dans 700 ans...

Gattina said...

How interesting ! I have never seen that, see it's probably too close, lol !

Magpie said...

You got some great shots. It's all very eerie. Blessings.

Jack said...

This is a great series of photos, Cezar and Leia. I would like to see these fortifications.

EG CameraGirl said...

That's quite the fortification! I guess Luxembourg has not always been at peace.

Robert Geiss said...

As if touching time.

Thank you for this adventure. Please have you all a good Sunday.

Sharon Creech said...

Stunning photos - some eerily beautiful and some a bit frightening. xx (I've been working and traveling and not able to visit as often as I'd like, but I still beam you beautiful days for your beautiful photos. xx

Randy said...

What a wonderful place to explore. Amazing photos. Wishing you a peaceful Sunday.

Malyss said...

Je suis toujours fascinée par l'audace et les techniques de construction du temps passé! Ferait-on une telle chose aujourd'hui? Certainement pas! trop dangereux! et pourtant, ça tient depuis des siècles!

Bonne fête des Mères, Leia! Bisous

☆•.¸.Mildred.¸.•☆ said...

Wow! C'est impressionnant, ces trous dans la roche!
Merci pour le partage de vos superbes clichés.

***
BIZZZOUZZZZ et BEAU dimanche, les amis****

Ann said...

that well, for water?

brattcat said...

what a beautiful setting and what a mysterious understructure.

Denise said...

I would love to visit an old fortress such as this. Your photos are so interesting! Have a great week my friends.

joo said...

Lovely photos of the very interesting place!
Hugs
J.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Your photos are compelling with the labyrinth of passages and caverns. I imagine that this structure could tell many interesting stories and holds many mysteries.

Leia, je te souhaite une joyeuse fête des mères!

Bises,
Genie

magiceye said...

wonderful work and excellent low light photography!

Carver said...

Fascinating tour and fantastic shots.

Martha in PA said...

Great post. I remember visiting here way back in 1974!!!

orvokki said...

Fantastic fotos . and the place, of course :)
Greetings
orvokki

Jopz_B1B said...

um bom lugar para esperar o fim do mundo... alias hoje faltam apenas 200 dias para o mundão KAPUT!

JOPZ

Peter Olson said...

Fabulous, artistic, photos!

Pat Tillett said...

What a fantastic place to explore! Love your photos of it also...