Friday, February 24, 2017

45 Wonderful Photos of Luxembourg City in the Early 1970s

Luxembourg, also known as Luxembourg City, is the capital city of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (also named "Luxembourg"), and the country's most populous commune. Standing at the confluence of the Alzette and P├ętrusse rivers in southern Luxembourg, the city lies at the heart of Western Europe, situated 213 km (132 mi) by road from Brussels, 372 km (231 mi) from Paris, and 209 km (130 mi) from Cologne. The city contains Luxembourg Castle, established by the Franks in the Early Middle Ages, around which a settlement developed.

In January 1972, while attempting to return to duty station in Iceland, American Air Force veteran John Beach found himself 'stranded' in the City of Luxembourg due to severe weather conditions in Denmark and Iceland.
“I had less than $20US, but had several rolls of film and my Nikon F. For the next three days I walked the streets of the city recording the scenes. As it was winter, there was very few people out and about, just an occasional child or two. It proved to be an enjoyable experience, nonetheless.” 
These wonderful photos he shot Luxembourg City in January 1972. Take a look...














































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