Schloss Lichtenstein is a Gothic revival castle. It was built in the late 1800s and thus was built for beauty and not defense. Just seeing it stirs the imagination.
“Sometimes” – My Life With Albertine
Music: Ricky Ian Gordon Lyrics: Ricky Ian Gordon & Richard Nelson
Sometimes things don’t work out the way you would like, but you just have to get past it. Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time led to this savory musical about a dejected man who narrates the story of his experiences with Albertine, a girl he coveted but whose love he never fully had. In this song, the man tortures himself by imagining the sexually-open Albertine being involved with several women.
“No Day But Today” – Rent
Music and Lyrics: Jonathan Larson
Puccini’s opera La Bohème led to this musical which spoke to a generation. The show is about struggling artists living in New York during the AIDS crisis of the 1980’s, and if it teaches us anything, it is that life isn’t about what you own. Life is about living and loving. Listen to this song, forget your regrets, live like this is your last day, and love every moment.
I adore Luxembourg. It is beautiful, full of art and culture, and home to some of the friendliest people in all of Europe. I would move to Luxembourg in a heartbeat. It is also an important city for the European Union, being chock full of European Institutions (some examples include the EU Commission and the EU Court of Justice).
“Into the Fire” – The Scarlet Pimpernel
Music: Frank Wildhorn Lyrics: Nan Knighton
During the French Revolution, the time period known as the Reign of Terror, the setting of this musical, began on this day in 1793. Jump into the fire with this exhilarating number where the dashing aristocrat Sir Percy Blakeney convinces his friends to help him after taking on the identity of the titular heroic crusader.
This remarkable clock contains what is probably the first perpetual motion computus. It’s complex machinery also shows the position of the sun, the moon and the planets. This is the third clock to be built here. It was designed and executed by Jean-Baptiste Schwilgué sand inaugurated in 1842.