Jazz at the Abbey


As mentioned before on this blog, rumours of nothing happening in Luxembourg are gravely exaggerated. For example, the Neumünster Abbey puts on a jazz concert every Sunday at 11.30 a.m. It takes place in the brasserie area, so one can come and enjoy nice music while/before having  brunch with friends. As far as the brunch goes, reservations are a must.

photo source:  Neumünster Abbey

Today, the Apéro’s Jazz programme featured “Schneeweiss & Rosenrot”, a group from Denmark consisting of a German, a Swiss, a Swede and a Luxembourger.

What fun! The girls and guys were obviously having a good time and the venue, which was packed full, shared their good spirit. Their CD is coming out in a couple of weeks and I’m planning on buying one.

A wonderful way to start a Sunday, I must say. Good music in a lovely setting and in good company so I can well imagine going back for more of the same.

You can read about the group at http://www.luciacadotsch.com/
(click “projects”)

Bike is Better


Why riding a bike to work beats using the car.
Celovška cesta, Ljubljana

Dance and the City: Ljubljana, 16 May 2008



Life is to be enjoyed and these guys and gals know it.

Way to go!

Gotta take dance classes… 😀

Jazz in Tel Aviv


Seems like ages ago, but in fact no more than a couple of weeks back, I walked into this bar in Tel Aviv harbour with a group of friends and after chatting away a lovely evening with my colleagues, listening to a group of friends playing and singing, they were kind enough to grant me a music request 🙂 As the singer didn’t know the words, she had some help, which sort of made it even more cool. Thanks, guys! 😉

Here’s lookin’ at you, kid. Yes, you!

Sanja Grohar live at the Opera Bar


Miss Slovenia 2005 Sanja Grohar performing semi-live at Ljubljana’s Opera Bar last Saturday night.

The video sound is rather poor quality, but it will at least give you a general idea of the singing performance. She did seem to rather enjoy it… and the predominantly male audience appreciated her attitude. I think she could easily make it to Mr. P’s Friday Foxies’ section 😈 Humm, maybe she already has…

Count on the Poušters


Yesterday, The Poušters threw one heck of a party at the Geonavtik Café. Thanks for the great time you’ve shown us, you guys!!! And to the Geonavtik team for making us feel at home. Seemed like a bit of a scene from Cheers.

If anyone is looking for the right band for a party or wedding for that matter, although the wedding-divorce ratio of their clients seems to match the general population statistics), these all-rounders (music, stand-up comedy, website programming etc.) will make a great choice. Just make sure you book them well in advance :mrgreen:

Here comes the big bad ant:

Now sing along, everyone!

The Holy Robe / Trier VideoCard


As today is the Reformation Day and a day before All Saints Day, one cannot escape pondering over some sdeeper issues. I do not consider myself an atheist, but rather an agnostic. To me, faith is a very personal matter. I figure that whoever truly has faith in her or his deity/deities and the related peaceful ideas and notions, is blessed.

There are some places that give me a special feeling and one of them is undoubtedly the chapel in the Trier Cathedral that holds the alleged holly robe. Though it might be easily mistaken for a fortress, Trier Cathedral (Dom St. Peter) in Germany houses an impressive collection of artworks, architecture and holy relics.

It is also of considerable historical significance, as the oldest church in Germany. Today, Trier Cathedral remains a working Catholic cathedral and an important Catholic shrine that still receives pilgrims.

Christianity first arrived in Trier as early as the late 100s AD, although local legend has it that the faith was established in the first century by a bishop sent by the apostle Peter himself.

The history of Dom St. Peter begins in Roman times, when a church was built by Constantine, the first Christian emperor, over the palace of his mother Helena. Construction began in 326 AD, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his reign (he also began St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome to mark the occasion).

The Empress St. Helena is known for her pilgrimages to the Holy Land, and pious legend has it that she brought back the Holy Robe of Christ from Jerusalem and entrusted it to her son’s new church at Trier. The Holy Robe is the seamless garment said to be worn by Christ during the Crucifixion.

It first makes an appearance in written documents in the 12th century; it was first displayed at the church in the 16th century for a period of 23 days, during which more than 100,000 pilgrims came to venerate it. It has been periodically displayed since then, attracting ever-larger crowds. The last exposition of the relic, for three weeks in 1933, drew 2 million pilgrims. In 1959, the relic was sealed in a splendid shrine in its own chapel, where it remains today.

The chapel is closed to the public and the shrine is brought out into the main Cathedral area only once in every few years, so I am grateful to the friend who let us in and allowed us to experience the special energy flowing from the shrine and – at least I thought so – crystals, each of them embedded in a beautifully crafted sculpture.

I hope you will enjoy the VideoCard and that at least some of the atmosphere will shine through.

VideoCard from Ljubljana Castle


VideoCard from Trier


Travel is Fatal…


Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.
~ Mark Twain

All different, all equal

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