Friday, January 30, 2009

A fire hydrant in the snow

Near the Citadel Hospital. Notice the frozen empty water bottle.


Thursday, January 29, 2009

Hôpital de la Citadelle

A wintry view of the Citadel Hospital on the Citadel Hill. The fort that gave the hill its name does not exist any more, it was replaced by this hospital.


Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Bois du Sart Tilman

Here's two pictures I took a couple of weeks ago in the Sart Tilman woods, when there was still snow everywhere. The university campus is situated on the Sart Tilman hill. This was the view from my office window.



Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Saint Martin et Sainte Croix

Two churches for the price of one. On the hill on the left is Saint Martin's basilica while on the right in the forground you can see the church of the Holy Cross. In most views of Liège you can see a minimum of two churches.


Monday, January 26, 2009

Eglise Saint Vincent

This is a photo of the dome the Saint Vincent church. The church is situated on the site of an older Saint Vincent, which was demolished to make way for the Universal Expo of 1905. The current church was built after the end of the Expo during the reconstruction of the area. The water feature lies in the Meuse river.


Saturday, January 24, 2009

The bigger picture

A more wide angle view of the Pont de Fragnée, featured in yesterday's Skywatch.


Friday, January 23, 2009

Fragnée in the Skywatch

The Fragnée bridge under a clear morning sky. The viewing angle is similar to a previous photo I posted here but the lighting is radically different.


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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Les drapeaux des Chiroux

Europe, Belgium, the Province of Liège and Wallonia (right to left) flutter alongside each other and play with the reflected sunlight. We have many flags and many governments in Liège...


Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Regency sunrise

Sunrise in the Rue de la Régence.


Monday, January 19, 2009

Icy leaves

This picture is 10 days old, that's why there's still ice on the leaves. It's all melted away now...


Sunday, January 18, 2009


The sun shined by its absence today...


Saturday, January 17, 2009

Reflected sunrise

Sorry about this, I couldn't help it. I promise that this is the last of the sunrise mini-series. In this one, the sky is reflected in a shop window that is still celebrating Christmas. The building in the background is the mirror image of the building in yesterday's photo.


Friday, January 16, 2009

Another Friday, another Skywatch

Sunrise by the river. This photo is from the same series as the Pont de Fragnée pics I posted a couple of days ago. I must admit that I like the series very much and I just had to post one more. Those of you revolted by this repetition can get their fix of original Skywatch photos here.



Thursday, January 15, 2009

Dead christmas

This christmas tree in the university administration building died a long time ago.


Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Sart TIlman

The Sart Tilman telecoms tower in the sunrise.


Monday, January 12, 2009

Le Pont de Fragnée

The angels on two of the pillars of the Pont de Fragnée bridge herald the coming day.


It is the most beautiful bridge in Liège. It was built for the Exposition Universelle of 1905, blown up by the Belgian army in WWII to slow down the speed of the German advance and rebuilt exactly like the original after the war. Here's a detail of a water-bearer sculpture and a lamppost silhouetted against the sunrise and accompanied by traffic lights, electric pillars and factory chimneys.


Sunday, January 11, 2009

Meltdown postponed

The meltdown that was supposed to hit our region over the weekend has been delayed. It will arrive on Wednesday apparently... In the meantime, here's some more snowy, icy photos from the Citadel Hill.



Saturday, January 10, 2009

Another panorama

Here's a more complete panoramic view of iced Liege from the Citadel Hill.


Friday, January 9, 2009

Skywatch Friday

Here's my first Skywatch Friday post. A view of the sky over an icy Liège from the Citadel Hill, complete with two aircraft contrails. The Monument du 14ème de Ligne frames it on the left.


Thursday, January 8, 2009

Snowy campus

The snow is still around. Apparently, we are going through the worse spell of wintery weather since 1996. The temperatures are constantly below zero (Celsius) and the snow is accompanied by sleet, ice, freezing fogs and other calamities. Here's the wind tunnel laboratory of the University of Liege in the snow.


Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Pont des Arches

Another bridge by night photo, this time of the Pont des Arches with its Art Deco figureheads. It was taken just before the New Year's fireworks, hence the people watching the river.


Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Monday, January 5, 2009

Winter is back

It never really went away but it turned snowy yesterday night and this morning. The low temperatures did not allow the snow to melt, causing traffic chaos. Even St Dennis' crucified Jesus looked vulnerable in this weather.


Sunday, January 4, 2009

La Passerelle

A night view of the Passerelle, the pedestrian bridge linking the Quai de la Batte to Outremeuse.


Friday, January 2, 2009

Christmas leftovers

Headless carcasses, empty cardboard boxes, spilled beer and New Year's hangovers. The holidays are almost over...


Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

Happy 2009 to everyone and may your wildest dreams come true! Here's a couple of pictures from the New Year's fireworks display organized by the city on the Citadel Hill.