Monday, 17 December 2012
On Saturday I went into the city and grabbed the camera with me to share with you the Christmas market and the holiday decor but as I started photographing, I realised that I had forgotten to charge my camera battery. I managed to take these four before the camera stopped functioning properly. There are small markets in other areas of the city but this is the main one, on the Place d'Armes square, right in the city centre. It's not really big; everything in Luxembourg is small and cosy. The first photo (the snow on the trees is fake) is taken outside a flower shop on Rue Philippe II, very close to the square. They always have such beautiful arrangements outside the shop.
I went to the library, which is next to the square, and borrowed, among others, photography books with the works of Cecil Beaton and Henri Cartier-Bresson - gorgeous books! Before heading back home I grabbed plenty of sushi. I admit it without a hint of shame, that evening I overdosed on sushi; I even had to unbutton my jeans!
Yesterday we went to see The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012). Oh my, how long we have waited! We enjoyed it so much; it was a 3D visual feast. Throughout the film I was in awe of Peter Jackson and his team's talents and when the film ended I simply wanted to stand up and clap. In my opinion, the casting of Martin Freeman in the role of Bilbo Baggins is a stroke of genius. I cannot wait to see the next two films!
When we came back home I read both good and bad reviews and I have to say that I found the bad ones plain silly and usually full of paradox. Maybe you have to be a LOTR fan to enjoy The Hobbit, I don't know. In this home we have watched the LOTR films again and again and have regular LOTR marathons. I'm really not the adventure film type but I'm hooked on Middle Earth. So, maybe I'm a little biased ... and proud to be.