Taking the Lift

Something new in Luxembourg City!160902 - Fomapan 400 - Leica IIIa - 024Luxembourg City is bisected by 2 major river valleys… well, rivers, let’s say brooks. But over the millennia they cut deep, steep valleys. Until now, you had to take a winding street or stairs to get up and down there.

Since last month, the new lift has been inaugurated. It carries up to 15 people and 5 bikes and plunges 70m down to the valley.160902 - Fomapan 400 - Lomo LC-A - 007 A unique construction, concrete, steel and glass, reached by a soaring footbridge with a magnificent view over the valley.160902 - Fomapan 400 - Lomo LC-A - 008The bridge itself is a work of art. Open to the sun and air it is a great experience to walk 10m above a major road to a glassed in viewing platform and the lift itself at it’s end.160902 - Fomapan 400 - Leica IIIa - 020Strangely, people tend to stay in the rear part of the cabin, next to the solid walls though the view from the front is gorgeous!160902 - Fomapan 400 - Leica IIIa - 019The footbridge, lift-tower and the support column from below.160603 - Fomapan 100 - Olympus XA2 - 034And finally, here are the views from the valley160902 - Fomapan 400 - Lomo LC-A - 009160902 - Fomapan 400 - Lomo LC-A - 010Thanks for taking a look!

 

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10 thoughts on “Taking the Lift

  1. Wonderful images. Not sure you will see this. I am sending a Canon Canonet on a world tour. We will set up a blog for posting of images. One roll then mail it to the next person on the list. I would love for you to participate. We have shooters in Wales, France, England, South Africa, New Zealand, Canada and the US at the moment….If you are interested email me at lasousa@me.com. Out of the blue sorta but love your work.

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