Sunday, November 29, 2009

Maison de la Science

The House of Science seen from the Kennedy Bridge.


Saturday, November 28, 2009

Barbed wire and broken windows

A disused building near the edge of Outremeuse.


Friday, November 27, 2009


Bright rays of cloud emanating behind the citadel hill. Happy Skywatch!


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Building facades

The setting sun lights up car windows and building facades along the riverfront.


Monday, November 23, 2009

Mosan Art

A sculpture of Saint Anne with Madonna and Child from the enormous collection of Mosan Art at the Grand Curtius Museum.


Sunday, November 22, 2009


Droixhe is an area of Liège built in the 1950s in a purely modernist style, inspired by the architectural experiments of Le Corbusier. Half a century later, the area has lost all of its early glamour and is now slowly being demolished, as seen in this blog entry from last week. Nevertheless, when the sun breaks from behind the clouds just at the right moment in the early evening, these old and tired buildings can create a striking cityscape.


Friday, November 20, 2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Mediacité 2

The Mediacité shopping centre, which I blogged about last month, has been open for a few weeks. This is what it looks like on the inside.



Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Watery Wednesday

Water. Just water. You can see more of it here. A bit early.


Sunday, November 15, 2009

Under demolition

This high rise apartment block is being demolished in order to regenerate the Droixhe area if the city. Over the next few months a number of similar buildings will be razed to the ground. The demolition was in the local news this week because parts of the elevator shaft collapsed, threatening an old people's home nearby. Here's two photos of the building, with


and without sun.


Saturday, November 14, 2009

Opéra Royal de Wallonie

The Royal Walloon Opera is being temporarily housed in this circus tent while its city centre building is being refurbished. It's not just any tent though, it also housed the famous Fenice Opera in Venice after its building burned down for the nth time in 1996.

Incidentally, this is my 400th blog post.


Friday, November 13, 2009


The cathedral spire and the blood red clouds in the sunset. I didn't photoshop this in any way, the colours are natural. You can browse for more celestial wonders here.


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Lights, camera, action!

A film is currently being shot in Liège in the Place de la République Française. It's a Belgian production called 22nd of May, starring Sam Louwyck. He is a Belgian dancer, choreographer, actor and singer. You can read more about him here if you speak Dutch.

Today, they were shooting an explosion in front of the entrance to the Galerie Opéra. They did it over and over again all day long.



Sam looked a bit fed up...


In the end, they managed to start a real fire, the fire brigade and a couple of ambulances turned up. I hope that it was nothing serious.


Monday, November 9, 2009

Dead engineers

In the Bois de la Chartreuse you can also find a monument to the Belgian army engineers killed in the first world war.



Sunday, November 8, 2009

The mellow time

Autumn in full flow in the Bois de la Chartreuse.



Saturday, November 7, 2009

Fog on the river

Recently, the river has been bringing down a lot of fog in the morning. This is what the Pont de Fragnée looks like on such occasions.


Friday, November 6, 2009

Another Skywatch, another Friday

Nondescript building, interesting sky, reflections and Friday. It must be Skywatch!


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

High rise sunset

The setting sun lights up apartment blocks from the 50s and 60s, giving the impression that they float on top of the roofs of more traditional buildings.


Monday, November 2, 2009

Li Torê

The bull tamer is a statue located in the Terrasses d'Avroy. It was inaugurated in 1880 and shocked the public because of the nudity of the tamer. The iconography has its roots in the myth of Hercules capturing the Cretan Bull. The statue has since become the symbol of Liège students, who love painting the bull's testicles red.


It is complemented by another bull+man statue just opposite. This one depicts an ox and is called 'Bœuf au repos' (ox at rest).


Sunday, November 1, 2009

Devil's Manor

It's Halloween, so here's a couple of suitably creepy pictures of Devil's Manor! And, before you ask, yes, it can be found in the Liège October Fair.