Friday, February 27, 2009

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Here's one more

I am sticking to my building detail theme. Here's an art deco head that I photographed before from the side.


Wednesday, February 25, 2009

More gargoyles

Another decoration above a building entrance, this one with a clear Gutenberg theme. The female heads look very sad.


Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Many residential buildings in Liege have decoration over the entrance in Art Deco style. They range from the weird to the beautiful. I think that this one is quite scary, despite the flowers and butterflies.


Monday, February 23, 2009

Philosophia, Litterae, Historia

I took advantage of the carnival holidays to go to Paris for a few days, hence my lack of updates since Friday. To make amends for it, today I am posting three pictures. They are reliefs of Philosophy, Literature and History, to be found on the side of the main University building in Place du 20 Août.




Friday, February 20, 2009

Thursday, February 19, 2009

La Meuse by dusk

A shot of the river Meuse at dusk. The photo was taken from the Pont Kennedy and we can see the next bridge, the Pont de Fragnée. Outremeuse is on the left, the Marina on the right. The Basilique de Cointe dominates the hill in the background and the moon looks down on everything.


Wednesday, February 18, 2009

St Martin

Recently I posted a couple of pictures of St Martin's church. Here's a shot of St Martin himself standing on the roof of his church and blessing the crowds walking and driving up and down the Boulevard de la Sauvenière.


Today I am very happy because my blog was given an award by m_m from Nowy Sacz Daily Photo. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

I now have to choose seven of the blogs I like to transmit this award. This is always a very difficult task because I love many blogs and they all deserve awards. I have decided to nominate blogs that are not displaying already this particular award and to which I have not transmitted any awards yet. So here is the list:

Marburg Daily Photo
Lexington Daily Photo
Florida Fotos
From Belgium with Love
Sunshine Coast Daily
One Day in Hania...
Occasional Scotland

Monday, February 16, 2009

Triangular building

I love triangular buildings. This one is on the corner of Rue de la Régence and Rue de l'Etuve.


Sunday, February 15, 2009

250th post

This is my 250th post so here's a suitably shiny photo. It's the altar from the Eglise Saint Martin on a sunny day. Notice the rather cheap looking cardboard panels on the side, describing the features of the stained glass.


Saturday, February 14, 2009

Like a dog in a jewelry shop

It's only an engagement ring, just pick one, they're all the same. I am bored.


(I spotted this dog in a city centre shop window, it looked cosy and miserable at the same time.)

Friday, February 13, 2009

Purple Skywatch

It seems that people don't like photos of insects... Oh well, now I know. Here's the moon posing in the middle of a purple Skywatch! You can drool at many more Skywatch Friday photos here.


Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The birds and the bees

Slight change of subject today. From cats to some kind of beetle. These two are doing the beast with two backs...


Monday, February 9, 2009

Blending in

A well camouflaged cat hanging around on the Rue Pierreuse.


Sunday, February 8, 2009

Power nap

Liège cats seem to like hanging out on their windowsills. Here's a ginger one in full power nap mode!


Saturday, February 7, 2009

White Cat

I just realized it's been ages since a posted a cat picture. I shall make up for it, I promise. Here's a gorgeous white Liège kitty quietly contemplating the world passing by his windowsill.


Friday, February 6, 2009

Skywatch Friday

The cock and cross on the spire of St Martin's church as an excuse for posting a Skywatch photo. Gorge yourself on Skywatch pics at


Thursday, February 5, 2009

Stained Glass

A couple of stained glass windows from St Martin's church.


Wednesday, February 4, 2009

The snow is back

We got more snow this week, just to add to the tons of snow we've had this winter. And to think that last winter I was complaining that we didn't see enough snow...
Here's a typical view of Liège in the snow. I am not sure what the pigeon in the top left corner was doing flying in this weather...


Tuesday, February 3, 2009

The founder of Liège

Here is a statue of Notger, the founder of modern day Liège. The inscription reads: Liège, you owe Notger to Christ and everything else to Notger. The statue is in the courtyard of St Jean.


Monday, February 2, 2009

Eglise Saint Jean

A shot of the interior of St John's church, taken from the organ balcony. I just love the floor pattern.


Sunday, February 1, 2009

La Chauve Souris

La Chauve Souris (the Bat) by Johann Strauss was on show at the Royal Walloon Opera until a couple of weeks ago. It's now been replaced by Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss. The composer's surname remains unchanged... In the foreground you can see typical rush hour traffic in the Place de l'Opéra.