Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year's Eve!

Well, it's the end of 2009, the end of the noughties, our third New Year's Eve since we moved to Liège and our second New Year's Eve since I started this blog. There's plenty more Liège blogging to come in 2010. I wish you all the best for the New Year and the new decade.


Incidentally, the fireworks photo is from July 2008. With a bit of luck, I will post much fresher fireworks tomorrow!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Frozen Dome

This was taken 10 days ago, when it was still winter in Liège. It's the dome of the Guillemins train station on the coldest day of the year (temperatures reached -13 degrees centigrade; that's 8.6 Fahrenheit according to Google). To all Canadian readers: please don't laugh at us, this is really cold for our standards.


Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Another winter sunrise

I don't go to work too early so the only sunrises I ever see are the wintery ones. Good morning Liège!


Monday, December 28, 2009


Pigeons lines up in Place Saint Lambert, watching the Christmas shoppers.


Sunday, December 27, 2009

Never ending Christmas

Christmas may be in the past but the holiday spirit persists. This is the Christmas Ferris wheel in the Place Saint Lambert.


Saturday, December 26, 2009

Public Private Christmas Tree

Believe it or not, this is supposed to be a Christmas Tree. It's part of the Christmas Tree Festival, an event aiming to 'highlight the economic activity of the Liège metropolitan area'. Each 'design and original' tree is sponsored by a different local company and 'is built of the materials that best reflect the company's activity'. This particular specimen is sponsored by a public lighting and signposting company... At least the pigeons seem to appreciate it.



Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

My avatar and his miniature Christmas tree wish you all a very merry Christmas!


Thursday, December 24, 2009

A Calatrava Christmas

A very Christmassy Guillemins train station wishes you all a great Christmas Eve!


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

It's a Jennifer Lopez Christmas

A photo of a giant poster for Jennifer Lopez clothes/beauty products hiding the renovation works on the facade of the St Denis car Park. She's also visible in one of the photos I posted yesterday.


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Last of the snow

The temperatures rose significantly over the last couple of days and most of the snow has melted away. Here's the last couple of snow photos for the moment. First, a view of the Cathedral spire behind a snowy roof while the sun is struggling to come out from behind the clouds.


Next, a general view of Liège city centre with snow and two lonely seagulls.


Monday, December 21, 2009

More snow

Another snowy scene from Liège, starring the St Denis church.


Sunday, December 20, 2009

Snow in Liège

Today Liège joined the rest of Northern Europe, sinking under a few centimetres of snow. Here's a view of the dome of the old Saint André church through a veil of snowflakes.


Monday, December 14, 2009

More Christmas stuff

Wintery and seasonal decorations in a shop window, reflecting the Cathedral spire. Last year, the same shop had done something similar.


Sunday, December 13, 2009

Christmas stuff

The city is all bright and Christmassy, most notably around the Cathedral square where they've installed an ice rink and half of the Christmas Village stalls.


Friday, December 11, 2009

Skywatch Sunrise

For this week's Skywatch, here's an authentic Liege sunrise.


Wednesday, December 9, 2009

A view from the hill 3

Final part of the Chartreuse hill series!


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

A view from the hill 2

Second instalment in the series of views of Liege from the Chartreuse hill. One more to come tomorrow.


Monday, December 7, 2009

A view from the hill 1

A view of Liège from the Chartreuse hill. Some more views will follow over the next couple of days.


Friday, December 4, 2009

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

A watery sunset

Here's another sunset along the river. Happy Watery Wednesday!