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Oksana Polyanska

Our guest today is Oksana Polyanska – originally from Ukraine, who arrived in Luxembourg 8 years ago. Oksana works in art management and is a cultural mediator, art educator and gallerist. We will be talking about her story, but also about what is happening with Ukrainian art and artists now as the war in Ukraine continues.

As one of our conversation topics was places of interest, Oksana kindly provided a list of her favourite attractions:

  • Palace Grand-Ducal: 32 Rue de l’Eau, 1449 Luxembourg. You can see a lion with two tails on the coat-of-arms of Luxembourg on the balcony of the palace.
  • 19 Avenue de la Liberté: This building houses a private house, bank, city hall, or ArcelorMittal.
  • SPUERKEES: You can find a bank, tower or museum at 1 Place de Metz, 1930 Luxembourg and 2 Place de Metz, 2954 Luxembourg.
  • Bridges connecting the Old City (Center) and Quartier Gare are the Pont Adolphe and Viaduc.
  • Unicorn on the Place d’Armes: 5, Place d’Armes.
  • Golden Eagle on Grand-Rue: 23-25, Grand-Rue.
  • Cathedral Notre-Dame de Luxembourg has entrances from Rue Notre Dame, 2240 Luxembourg, and 37 bd F-D Roosevelt, 2450 Luxembourg.
  • Place des Martyrs, 1130 Luxembourg features the sculpture “Mother & Child”.
  • 4 Rue de la Boucherie: You can admire the façade of this building.
  • St. Michael’s Church: Rue Sigefroi, 2536 Luxembourg.
  • St. Quirin Chapelle: 35 Rue de Prague, 2348 Luxembourg.
  • Place Guillaum: This square features the Monument Guillaume II.
  • Place d’Armes (Square Jan Palach): You can see a lion statue here.
  • Charlotte Monument: This monument honors Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxembourg from 1919 to 1964, and you can find it at Place de Clairefontaine.
  • War Memorial – Golden Lady: This memorial featuring the “Golden Lady” sculpture is located at Place de la Constitution.
  • Fountain with a bronze relief medallion and a fox on top: This fountain can be found at Place Guillaume.
  • Hämmelsmarsch: 23-25, Grand-Rue.
  • Saint Christopher: You can find this statue at Rue de la Boucherie 14-16.
  • Two lions: These statues are located at Place Guillaume II (Hôtel de Ville).
  • Cercle Cité: Place d’Armes.
  • Chamber of Deputes: You can view the back façade windows at 19 r. du Marché-aux-Herbes, 1728 Luxembourg.
  • Luxembourg National Motto: 5 Rue De La Loge, 1945 Luxembourg. You can find the Luxembourg National Motto on the façade of the Monkey’s Bar.
  • Steiler: The oldest bar in Luxembourg is located at 2, Rue de la Loge, L-1945 Luxembourg.
  • Melusina: This sculpture seats at the border of the Alzette. You can find it at GPS: 49.610931, 6.135988.
  • Sigfrid’s Castle – Hollow Tooth` Ruin: You can view this ruin from a distance at 2, Montée de Clausen, 1343 Luxembourg.
  • Neumünster Abbey: 28 Rue Münster, 2160 Luxembourg.
  • Cité Judiciaire (elevator to Grund): Bâtiment BC, 2080 Luxemburg stad.
  • National Museum of Natural History: 25 Rue Münster, 2160 Luxembourg.
  • St. John Church: Rue Münster, 2160 Luxembourg.
  • Banque et Caisse d’Epargne de l’Etat, Agence Gare.
  • Contemporary Art Gallery “Am Tunnel”
  • Bank Museum
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