Saturday, May 31, 2008


This week we have 'la fête du commerce' in the city centre, a kind of large street market; most of the city centre shops participate and there's various sideshows and brass bands and all manner of festive activities and merrymaking. Mirth and jollity abound and shopping is being done in large quantities.



Thursday, May 29, 2008

When plants grow out of control

When it grows up, this plant wants to become a house.


Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Stairway to somewhere

A stairway in the Impasse des Ursulines.


Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Cité Administrative

Unfortunately, this is our City Hall. Does anybody know what the black pattern on the side is supposed to represent (other than a final touch of ugliness on an already despicable construction)?


Eglise St Barthelemy

Here is a view of the St Barthelemy church from the Citadel Hill


Sunday, May 25, 2008

Crane in the sunset

Sunset, clouds, a crane and a plane taking off. What else does a photo need?


Friday, May 23, 2008


Yesterday I heard and saw these people protesting in the city centre. I have no idea who they are or what they were protesting against. There's a bus drivers' strike on at the moment but I don't think they look like bus drivers... If anybody knows who they were please leave a comment.


Thursday, May 22, 2008

City walls

This is all that remains of the once proud city fortifications. A few bits of wall here and there in the woods of the citadel hill.


Tuesday, May 20, 2008

View from the top

Liège in all its architectural madness. A complete history of 300 years of architecture thrown together haphazardly, inconsistently and ... Well, the city does have its charms. They're well hidden.


Monday, May 19, 2008

Splish splash

A watering hole in the Terrasses des Minimes.


Sunday, May 18, 2008

Flowers on the hill

Another photo from the Terrasses des Minimes. Liège in the background provides a nice contrast to the flower.


Saturday, May 17, 2008

Another kitty

Here's another kitty pic. I spotted this one in a ground floor window, next to a sculpted head and a flower pot. It was calmly gazing at the passers by.


Friday, May 16, 2008

Crucified graffiti

Who said that sci-fi graffiti and a statue of Jesus Christ crucified don't go together? In Liège they do!


Thursday, May 15, 2008

Gratuitous kitty pics

Here's a couple of Liège kitties minding their own business.



Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Ancienne Eglise Saint André

As some of you have commented, Liege has quite a lot of churches. Which is why this particular St Andrew's church is not a church any more.


Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Terrasses des Minimes

One of the best kept secrets of the city is the Terrasses des Minimes et des Chevaliers Teutoniques, a series of terraces on the side of the Citadel Hill. Once they belonged to a monastic order but now they are a beautiful public park. Here's a couple of pictures.



Monday, May 12, 2008

Arty graffiti

Here's some original graffiti/installation on a wall in the Rue Hors Château. I think it reads 'Laisse-moi t'aimer' (let me love you) and it is written mostly in plastic doll parts.


Sunday, May 11, 2008

You are being judged

First of all I will apologize for the infrequent updates this week, I was away in Norway. I could only update the blog with older photos when I was not getting lost in fjords, chasing trolls or preparing conference presentations.

Here is a picture of three bishop princes from the Palais des Princes Eveques. It is quite clear that they are watching our every move and disapproving of pretty much everything we do. His Central Holiness appears to be saying that time to change our ways is short while Monsignor Left is holding the means by which divine powers will act their terrible vengeance upon us.

PS: All pictures on this blog can be seen at much higher resolution when clicked on. Some of the comments left recently made me suspect that this is not entirely clear. So please click on the picture and see the Their Three Holinesses in their full high res glory.


Friday, May 9, 2008

Houses on the hill

I love how old Liege is built on the Citadel hill, without any uniformity.


Monday, May 5, 2008


Saint Paul's cathedral and the Basilique de Cointe, both in one shot. The Basilique is in the background.


Friday, May 2, 2008

Lucifer chained

Statue of the Bringer of Light chained in the Cathedrale Saint Paul.


Thursday, May 1, 2008

Passers by

Passers by reflected in a shop window.