A Day of Wandering
Not all art will be remembered, just as how urban spaces and human interactions often went forgotten amidst the chaos of our lives.
I have always loved long, random walks along historic cobbled lanes, narrow alleys and green parks of Luxembourg. To me, this city seems like an intriguing blend of old and new, where remnants of its past — historic towers, walls and turrets — now mingle with modern metropolitan space of the 21st century.
Hence, it was with utter excitement that I started our journey of Derive Day by letting randomness takes it course. Indeed, my adventure on the day, aside from the chilly January weather, was incredibly fun. The experience was not merely about discovering new, striking locations but also about changing my perspective on what I would otherwise overlook.
My favourite moment of the day was realizing how beautiful this corner was on a snowy day. The building in the background was the State Savings Bank building, which lies on the other side of Adolphe Bridge, the national symbol of Luxembourg. The discovery was purely coincidental — I were merely trying to follow a person holding a bag and taking a photo of him from afar.
Another coincidence happens when I tried to capture a tree near Place d’Armes, a square in the heart of the old town. The photo of the tree turned out to be a lovely moment between a cute couple walking hands in hands a few meter away from me. Their smiles on a chilly winter day remind me that such simple, heartfelt connections exist in this world.
"Not all art will go down in history" - this quote from Casino Luxembourg, a Forum for Contemporary Art that I encountered during the adventure, captures my thoughts for the day. Not all art will be remembered, just as how urban spaces and human interactions often went forgotten amidst the chaos of our lives. I would like to thank the DeriveApp community for a simple, yet powerful idea that brings such treasures to life.