Weekly Photo Challenge: Details

Red lock

I loved visiting Luxembourg, and was drawn to the beautiful Neumünster Abbey built in 1688 and the surrounding terraced gardens. When I walked on the bridge to capture some photos, I saw these love padlocks.

I don’t know Iris and Julian, but I hope they are still in love. If I was able to visit again, I might get a lock engraved with the words, Peace and Love, and put it on the bridge. I think we are all in need of some of that. ❤️

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Red lockAfter the French Revolution, the Abbey was used as a police station and prison and then became a barracks for the Prussians after the defeat of Napoleon in 1815. In 1867, it went back to being a state prison, and during WWII, the Nazis used the Abbey to imprison residents who resisted their occupation of Luxembourg.

In 1997, it became the home of the European Institute of Cultural Routes, and after major updates, it opened in 2004 as a meeting place and cultural center for concerts, exhibitions, and seminars.

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17 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Details

  1. joey says:

    That’s a neat photo. I’d like to see so much more of that. Everywhere.

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  2. Dan Antion says:

    I likd that it has evolved to a better use. Great photos, Judy.

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  3. Joyce says:

    That is just so sweet! I, too, hope Ines and Julian are still together and happy as can be!

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  4. joyroses13 says:

    This reminds me of the Bridge of Locks in Paris. Have you ever been there? Its FULL of lovers locks!! Part of the bridge actually broke, due to the heavy weight of too many locks, so people now cannot put anymore locks on the bridge.

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  5. Interesting history. We saw love locks on bridges over the Seine in Paris.

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  6. Peace and Love – let’s hope there is more soon.

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  7. I love the light on the lock. It’s got just enough shine and it’s so very sharp!

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  9. germac4 says:

    Interesting history of the Abby at Luxembourg….and yes, how wonderful it would be to have peace and hope..

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  10. Oddment says:

    Imagine having so much love that it weighs down a bridge. We aren’t even close. We need your reminder that it’s there. Thanks.

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  11. I hope that they are still in love too 🙂

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  12. KerryCan says:

    I wonder where this love lock thing started. It’s a neat idea and I’ve seen it in so many cities. And, yes, Peace and Love are a beautiful couple, and I’d like to see more of them.

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  13. Beautiful Judy! I think I might buy a few padlocks and have ‘Love’ engraved in it and place it around my city to spread the love around. ❤️

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  14. Murphy's Law says:

    What a great photo. Enjoyed learning history of the Abbey, sad though it was.

    Boy, France could use a million locks engraved with PEACE AND LOVE!!!

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  15. Grandma Kc says:

    Great photos and a wonderful history lesson to go with it!

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