Thursday, April 30, 2009

Skywatch Friday

Here's my contribution to Skywatch Friday. I must apologize for the dark patches in the middle of the shots, there's something wrong with my camera. Since January, all photos I take of the blue sky contain this dark blob... Any ideas?



Wednesday, April 29, 2009


A building on the Boulevard d'Avroy. It shines.


Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Learn Greek!

One of the most unexpected pieces of advice I've ever received from a graffiti: Apprenez le Grec! (Learn Greek!) No explanation, no justification, just learn Greek. Somewhere in Liège city centre.



Monday, April 27, 2009

5e Grande Exposition Internationale de l'Orchidée

This weekend Liège hosted the 5th International Orchid Grand Exhibition. I am not sure how Grand or International it was (I heard a few people speaking flemish) but the orchids looked great. Here's some pictures from the event.





Sunday, April 26, 2009

Mini rainbow

A miniature rainbow in the water feature of the Parc d'Avroy. The ducks certainly seem to appreciate the shower!


Friday, April 24, 2009

Thursday, April 23, 2009


Spring has been around for about a month now. Here's proof!


Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Sculpture shock 2

This statue is so ugly it was worth revisiting. I first posted a picture of it here but the horror of its craftsmanship can only be revealed by an extreme close up on a sunny day...


Here's one more:


Sunday, April 19, 2009

Crocodiles don't eat turtle

Four turtles and a crocodile in the Aquarium of the Muséum de Liège. Either the crocodile doesn't like turtle meat or they keep him very well fed...


Saturday, April 18, 2009

Old in New

An old building reflected in the windows of a new building. Embarrassingly enough, I don't remember where I took this picture. Somewhere in Liège at any rate. Possibly in Outremeuse.


Friday, April 17, 2009

Skyday Friwatch

You can see more of this sort of stuff here.


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Musée de la Vie Wallonne

The façade of the Museum of Walloon life by night. It is housed in the former monastery of the Frères Mineurs, a Franciscan monastic order that settled in Liège three years after the death of Saint Francis of Assisi. Their community was driven out of Liège after the French Revolution and the monastery passed in the hands of the city. It was severely damaged by a bomb towards the end of the 2nd World War. The facade itself actually belonged the Eglise Sainte Antoine, the monastery's church, dedicated to Saint Antony of Padua. The complex was chosen to house the Musée de la Vie Wallonne, featuring a library, archives, photos and objects related to the past and present of life in Wallonnia.


Monday, April 13, 2009

Same view, different sky (4)

Indeed, yesterday's photo featured several jet contrails. Here's a photo taken a few minutes later when most of the contrails had dissipated. This is the last in the series...


Sunday, April 12, 2009

Same view, different sky (3)

I should probably specify that we were driving down from Liège to Niort, a small city near France's Atlantic coast. Unfortunately, the only viable route is through the outskirts of Paris and we arrived there just as the Parisians were starting their mass exodous for the Easter Weekend. There's a lot of people living in Paris, I know because I think we saw all of them on the ring road. Anyway, here's the next photo in the series:


Saturday, April 11, 2009

Same view, different sky (2)

I didn't manage to update my blog yesterday, I was stuck in a ginormous traffic jam around Paris for most of the day. There must have been 3 trillion cars and a gazillion lorries on the ring road. Anyway, here's the next photo in the series!


Thursday, April 9, 2009

Same view, different sky

Over the next few days I will be posting photos taken from our balcony of the same buildings and patch of sky. Every one of them features a different sky though. Here's the first one.


Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Liègeorama 3

This is the last photo from the top of the Kennedy Tower. A zoomed view of the King Albert bridge, the train station and the Cointe hill with the monument and the basilica.


Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Liègeorama 2

Here's another view from the top of the Kennedy Tower. This is the more chaotic part of the city featuring the Boulevard d'Avroy. The Athenée Royal de Liège 1 is a high school.


Monday, April 6, 2009


A panoramic view of Liege from the top of the Kennedy Tower (I posted a picture of this building a few months ago). On the right you can see the Port Autonome (the yachting port) and the Calatrava train station. On the hill behind the station you can see the 1st World War memorial and the Cointe Basilica. On the left you can see the Outremeuse island with the Parc de la Boverie on the end. On the far left lies the Derivation de la Meuse (the Meuse river's diversion). The view from the 24th floor of the Kennedy Tower is fantastic, I will post another couple of photos in the coming days.


Sunday, April 5, 2009

I've got a bike, you can ride it if you like.

It's got no basket, no bell that rings
and not a thing to make it look good.
I'd give it to you if I could, but someone's borrowed it.

Notice the empty beer can next to the remains of the bike.
PS: Sorry Syd...


Friday, April 3, 2009

Thursday, April 2, 2009

The tall building again

It's the same building I blogged two posts ago. It looks OK from this angle too.


Wednesday, April 1, 2009

St Remacle du Pont

I've written many times in this blog that Liege is full of churches. Here's another one, St Remacle of the Bridge, in the Amercoeur quarter. It's one of the very few historic buildings remaining in Amercoeur, as the area was heavily bombarded and almost completely destroyed by the Austrians in 1794.