Curiosities of Europe !! Part II

Looking at my vault, found some older pictures on paper and took my electronic camera to take picture of the pictures and use them in my blog. This allows me to show in my blog places not shown or pics with new angles of places shown in the blog. Nostalgia sets in and here I go on the curiosities of Europe !! Part II

The Place Clairefontaine square ,and the statue of Grand Duchess Charlotte who ruled between 1919 and 1964 graces the space done in 1990. It was redesigned in the late 1980s as part of a complete restoration and reconstruction of the whole from the neighborhood , Grouped around the square, one can see a legion of government buildings, mostly former cloisters dating from the 17C.


The city of Luxembourg ville on the square

The Herengracht or Canal of the Lords is one of the main canals of the city of Amsterdam, located in the borough Center, it is the second of the four concentric canals that form the district of the Grachtengordel or literally Canal Belt with the Singel and the Keizersgracht between which it is located, and the Prinsengracht. With a length of 2.4 km, it was dug in the 17C. It took the name Herengracht in 1612, in honor of the “17 Gentlemen” , governors of the East India Companies, who played a major role in the management of the city in the 16C. You can see around ,the Bible Museum located at numbers 366-368. The Cabinet des Chats presents a collection of works on the cat in a mansion at number 497. The Geelvinck-Hinlopen Museum is located at number 518, the Hendrikje Bag Museum at number 573 and the Willet-Holthuysen Museum at number 605 The official residence of the Mayor of Amsterdam, the Column House or Huis met de Kolommen, is at Herengracht 502. The building, built in 1672, has had official residence status since 1927.

Amsterdam Herengracht neighborhood

The unoifficial Amsterdam tourist guide on Herengracht

There you go folks, a walk of nostalgia from my very earlier trips to and within Europe. The wonders of Europe that still rings many nice memories to my mind on each stretch of meter I take on it. Hope you enjoy the post as I reviving these old pictures into the life of my blog.

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all !!!



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