Sunday, March 29, 2009

Rectangular, tall and shiny

The problem with buildings like these is that you can't call them modern any more. They were modern 30-40 years ago, now they are seen as an embarrassment. However, it's all a matter of lighting. Find a large and bright enough yellow-orange light bulb and even 70s high-rise towers become blogworthy.



Friday, March 27, 2009

Skywatch Friday!!!!

Yes, yes, yes, yes, oh yes, yes, oh yeah, oh oh yeeesssss... It's Skywatch Friday. Rather.


Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Reflected building

The sun always comes out after the rain. Recently though, it's been doing it way too often...


Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Lieutenant Général Bertrand

The statue of Lieutenant General Bertrand in Outremeuse near the Pont d'Amercoeur. I couldn't find a lot of information on him, except that he was commander of the 3rd Belgian Army Division from 1914 to 1915. He was also one of the officers who led the Liège defense against the German attack. It did not last very long but it is viewed as a heroic defeat.


Sunday, March 22, 2009

Red (hot) chilli peppers

A couple of friends who visited Liège last week were very impressed with the quantity and quality of spices available at the Batte sunday market. So much so that they even went and photographed the red chillis.


Saturday, March 21, 2009

Postal spires

No, it's not Sleeping Beauty's castle in Disneyland, it's the Grand Poste of Liège in the sunset.



Friday, March 20, 2009

Thursday, March 19, 2009

La Meuse

The waters of the Meuse river on a sunny afternoon.


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Evil tree

If you thought yesterday's tree was bad, this one is positively evil! And it got the punishment it deserved...


Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Bad tree

This is what happens to bad trees in Liège. They get trimmed almost to the trunk...


Monday, March 16, 2009


Graffiti in Outremeuse, near the Kennedy bridge. I can't work out what it says, as with most graffiti...


Sunday, March 15, 2009

Not a hill

I've had to amend this post because one of the comments informed me that the geographical feature in the photo is not, in fact, a hill but a slagheap. Apparently, there's plenty of them all around Liege but the coal mines that created them have been shut for a long time and the heaps have bean claimed by nature. Thanks Anne!

Therefore, this is one of the numerous slagheaps around Liege, photographed from the Pont d'Amercoeur.


Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Le coucher des Chiroux

The building of the central library of the province of Liège (Les Chiroux) does not see the setting sun, unless it is reflected off another building on the other side of the river.


And here are the buildings responsible for the reflection.


Monday, March 9, 2009

Le Grand Curtius

For a couple of weeks now, the city has been full of flags announcing the grand opening of the Grand Curtius our new super-museum, which unites under one roof archeology, religious art, arms, decorative arts, glass and many temporary exhibitions. The opening day was Saturday but we didn't visit. We will visit next weekend, hoping to avoid the extreme crowds.



Sunday, March 8, 2009

Derivation de la Meuse

The weather was horrible for most of today, it rained cats and dogs until the mid-afternoon. Then the sun came out and we went out to look at it (we hadn't seen it in a while) and to take some picture. Here's one of them, it's a view of the Meuse diversion in the sunset, taken from the Pont d'Amercoeur. I loved the sun's reflection on the bridge's handrail.


Friday, March 6, 2009

The moonbirds

The sky, the moon, the birds, oh no, it's, it's ... SKYWATCH FRIDAY!


Thursday, March 5, 2009

In Outremeuse

A hidden alley near En Roture in Outremeuse. The shot is slightly skewed but I didn't straighten it. A little bit of skewness goes well with the subject matter.


Tuesday, March 3, 2009


A street in Outremeuse is lit up by a break in the clouds.


Monday, March 2, 2009

Saint Nicolas

The facade of the Saint Nicolas church in Outremeuse. The info panel on the side informs us that the church holds Sunday services on ... Saturday, Sunday and weekdays.


Sunday, March 1, 2009

Coal barge on the Meuse

A photo of fluvial traffic taken from the footbridge La Passerelle. A few weeks ago a boat of similar size collided with one of the Passerelle's pillars. The footbridge has been closed to the public since then and repairs are underway.