One day left to participate in the #OURLUXEMBOURG Instagram photo contest

Do you have a photo which was taken in Luxembourg? Then you still have until May 31st to submit it to the #OURLUXEMBOURG Instagram photo contest.

If you’re lucky you can win a drone (which you can’t legally fly in Luxembourg unless you’ve received an authorization before each flight) and other prizes. Prices have to be picked up in person.

If you think that your photos are not good enough, click here to see all submissions on Instagram. Here’s mine. Edit: Here’s a second one (also featured in the header).

Luxembourg: first place within the global creative class

According to an article about the “Global Creativity Index (CGI)” published by Chronicle.lu, 54% of Luxembourg’s workforce belongs to the “creative class”, which is “comprised of workers in science and technology and engineering; arts, culture, entertainment and media; business and management; and education, healthcare and law”. While this is the highest percentage among all countries included in the CGI, overall, Luxembourg ranked 25th.

Shown below: an outstanding example of Luxembourgish creativity (source: Lux Leaks).
Lux Leaks: Burberry

Photo of Xavier Bettel giving shoes to homeless person

A photo of Luxembourg’s premier Xavier Bettel spontaneously giving shoes to a homeless person has appeared on the web:

Iconic photo of Xavier Bettel giving shoes away

Now that I’ve got your attention: Please support this project on Kickstarter which is trying to raise funds for a charity concert where donations will be collected to help Caritas Luxembourg help homeless people.

If you’re not working in the financial sector, you might think this sounds overly complicated. It makes sense, though: Your small contribution on Kickstarter can help set something much bigger in motion. Just think of it as starting an avalanche a forest fire a pyramid scheme a multiplier. Also, if you like simple solutions, why don’t we just let the homeless live in the Philharmonie?


P.S. (July 21, 2015): This film offers a glimpse into the live of homeless people in Luxembourg:

A much better bus map of Luxembourg city

Luxembourg city’s official bus map (the “spaghetti monster“) might be among the worst in the world, but what would it look like if it was redesigned by someone who knows what they’re doing?

For an answer, have a look at Jug Cerović’s unofficial map and his redesign process.


Update June 4: Jug’s map might be officially adopted!
Update June 5: This article on tageblatt.lu (in German) reveals that an (unnamed) external agency created the original map in under a month.
Update June 8: It’s happening! Bye bye spaghetti monster, hello INAT map.


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