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Font Series IV: Palais grand ducal, Luxembourg

The Ducal Palace in Luxembourg is probably not the grandest of palaces, but it certainly reaches the standard of Noordeinde Palace though without the Coldstream Guards it doesn’t quite match up to Buckingham Palace. However, what the Ducal Palace does have, and if you look closely, you might spot it, is an amazing font inscribed under a balcony.

Perhaps you need a closer look?

So elegant! So unusual! So carved in stone! I don’t really understand the different letter heights, there is no order discernible to me, but I thought it beautiful, and so was extremely happy when my attention was drawn to it by the ever-observant CIA.

Evidently this is not even the most beautiful balcony in Europe (but to me, it came close second).


Photos by PJD, Easter, 2012, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg. Commas are cool, aren’t they?

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  1. nienke #

    Love reading this post so early in the morning. Do you guys also know what it says?brings back memories of some special discoveries I did 🙂 we should exchange some more travel talk soon! And PJD, I still dont know who writes which posts…. 😦

    July 6, 2012
    • We have no idea what it says – google translate maybe? – always happy to exchange travel stories!

      As to who writes the posts, well, we always sign our initials at the end. But if you can’t tell when you are reading, then we have achieved the goal of married life, right? Always sounding the same. (haha!) 🙂

      July 13, 2012

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