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 (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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Free photos of Luxembourg for your #luxleaks coverage

Today, I realized that I’m living in an evil tax paradise there seems to be a shortage of somewhat recent photos of Luxembourg to illustrate all of the #luxleaks reports, which is why I’m publishing the following pictures under the CC Attribution 4.0 International licence.

Click on the photos to see them in full resolution. Please give appropriate credit by mentioning “” as the source and by linking to this page, if applicable. Feel free to modify the photos to make them look more ominous (shitty example). Also, I’m sorry for the lack of fog.


Luxembourg (Kirchberg)

Luxembourg Miniature with snow