Friday, December 24, 2010

White Christmas

All the best wishes for Christmas Eve from a very snowy Liège!

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

And the snow persists

More snow pics, it's everywhere...

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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Snowy crosses

The War Memorial on the Albert Bridge in the snow and the gloom.

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Friday, December 17, 2010

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Even more Palais Provincial

A final set of photos from the Provincial Palace. These are from the main entrance hall column and ceiling decorations.

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

More Palais Provincial

A couple more photos of the interior of the Provincial Palace. The treats on the tables are raw carrots, radishes and cauliflower to be dipped in two different sauces (probably tartare and thousand island, straight from the supermarket).

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Palais Provincial

We were invited to a reception at the Provincial Palace, which happens to be the Palace of the Bishop Princes, in honour of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Liege. It was a great opportunity to finally see what the Palace looks like from the inside. As you might expect, there's plenty of mirrors, chandeliers and gold leaf.

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Sunday, December 12, 2010

A whole new Opera

These are the renovation works of the Royal Walloon Opera building. Initially I thought they were just going to repair the roof or something but I was obviously wrong. I can't begin to imagine what the final building will look lie... It appears that the renovation budget is close to 27 million Euros.

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Friday, December 10, 2010

Ugly building, sunset and Skywatch

One of the ugliest buildings in Liège lies on top of one of its most prominent hills. At least the sunset is pretty. More Skywatch here.

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Thursday, December 9, 2010

The University of Narnia

Some photos of the University of Liege campus. I don't take the car to work any more, I can get there through my wardrobe.

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

It's full of stars!

The ceiling of the Palais des Congrès, the Liège Congress Hall. The hall was built in the 60s and it shows but the ceiling decoration is quite impressive.

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Wintery sunset

A rust-colored sky and skeletal trees. It's winter alright.

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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Snowy Sunday

White stuff fell from the sky all day today.

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Saturday, December 4, 2010

More pigeons

A different view of yesterday's pigeon love story. That's how they met.

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Friday, December 3, 2010

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Icy!

Here's another wintry view. Freshly caught just this morning.

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Monday, November 29, 2010

First snow

Today we got the first significant snowfall of the year in Liège. Winter's officially here!

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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Vs Predator

Where there's Aliens, Predators are never too far behind. They came for the thrill of the hunt!

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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Alien...

The Aliens have landed... in Liège, in the Galeries Opera shopping centre, next to Springfield. Watch out for those chestbursters.

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

The Netherlands American War Cemetery

One more photo from the Netherlands American War Cemetery.

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Back online

I apologise for my long absence from the blog, my laptop had broken down. The good news is that it's been repaired (for free) and that I am back online. Here's a photo of the water fountain in the Netherlands American War Cemetery and Memorial (only 30km from Liège). More watery pictures here.

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Monday, November 15, 2010

First sunset in ages

This is the first sunset we saw in Liège in a long time. As you may have heard the skies over Belgium turned into an enormous power shower, flooding half of the country and causing loads of damage. Hopefully, this sunset means that it's all in the past now...

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Friday, November 12, 2010

Another Flying Skywatch

Another photo of the sun setting over Europe from our flight last week. Happy Skywatch!

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Reflectioneering

Another building in the Place des Guillemins.

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Around the square

Some nice buildings around the Place des Guillemins.

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Monday, November 8, 2010

Guillemins again

One more photo of the train station. Why not?

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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Guillemins

Here's another view of the Guillemins train station. I think it looks great with all weather and under all lighting conditions.

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Friday, November 5, 2010

On the way back

I took these photos this evening, flying back to Liège from Manchester. Happy Skywatch!

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Friday, October 29, 2010

St John and Skywatch

The church of St Jean in sunrise and Skywatch!

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Cloister

The cloister of the Museum of Walloon Life, as it really is

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and in the form of a scale model.

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Monday, October 25, 2010

Sunrise on the Boulevard

The Boulevard de la Sauvenière at sunrise.

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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Lettre au Roi

The recent discussions about a possible break-up of Belgium into two or three countries is not at all new. Here's proof: a letter to the King, dated 1912, discussing the separation of Wallonia and Flanders. The letter can be seen in the Museum of Walloon Life.

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Friday, October 22, 2010

St John's Skywatch

The cross of St John's church, a chimney and some puffy clouds lit up by the rising sun. Happy Skywatch!

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Organ, angel and saint

Some more interesting features of the St Antoine interior.

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Espace Saint Antoine 2

Photos of the stained glass of Saint Antoine.

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