Friday, January 29, 2010

Skywatch from 30,000ft

Today's Skywatch pic was taken last week during our plane ride towards Greece. Tomorrow we're flying back to Liege. More celestial wonders can be browsed here.


Thursday, January 28, 2010

The bright blue skies of Greece

This is a view of the waterfront of Thessaloniki, Greece. It's been like this since we arrived.


And here's a view of the Old Town of Thessaloniki, lost in the fog and the clouds.


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Last time we saw the sun

We've been in Greece since Saturday but the last time we saw the sun was during the flight, as it was setting behind the fat clouds that envelope all of Northern Greece. Bye-bye sun!


Friday, January 22, 2010

Red, purple and black

Red, purple and black? Then, it must be... SKYWATCH FRIDAY!


Incidentally, tomorrow we're going on holidays in Greece for a week. The next few blog updates will be Greek-themed.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Inside Out

This boat on the Meuse is a night club called Inside Out. They host numerous electro DJ nights as well as some live rock bands.


Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Watery Wednesday by Night

A view of the Meuse and the Kennedy bridge by night. More watery wonders here.


Monday, January 18, 2010

St Martin

A small wall icon of St Martin just opposite his church.


Sunday, January 17, 2010

Pont des Arches by night

Two night shots of the Pont des Arches. First a close up on one of the figureheads (notice the red light for the boats)


and then a wide shot.


Friday, January 15, 2010

Sunny Skywatch

The grey skies were back today so here's a couple of pictures from yesterday's glorious morning. The Pont de Fragnée angels are announcing the coming of the sun!


Here is the same subject photographed with a smaller aperture.


Is your thirst for sky photos still unquenched? You can Skywatch to your heart's delight here!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

The sun is back

First sunny day in years. Saint Vincent's church is basking in the sunlight.


Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Roof-level view of Liège

Liège seen from through a construction site on St Martin's hill. Construction hasn't started yet. Aside from the rooftops, you can also see the cathedral spire and the Kennedy Tower.


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Frozen icicle

This is one of the lethal-looking icicles hanging over my office window. They have a tendency to break off and fall as they melt so you need to stand well clear of the building if you don't want one of them through your skull.


Sunday, January 10, 2010

Winter wonderland

There's not much more to say about this photo...


Saturday, January 9, 2010

Even more snow

The snow came back yesterday night and it's here to stay. Here's proof.


Friday, January 8, 2010

Frozen Skywatch Friday

First Skywatch Friday pic of the year, taken at the Sart Tilman campus of the University of Liège. Unsurprisingly, it's all about snow and cold and freezing temperatures. I am sure that there's warmer photos to be browsed on the Skywatch blog.


Thursday, January 7, 2010


This is the legendary steelworks of Cockerill-Sambre in Seraing, just outside Liège. The company was founded in the late 18th century by an english industrialist who emigrated to Liège. He kick-started the industrial revolution in the area and soon the Liège valley became the second largest industrial area in the world after Manchester. The company's glory days are well in the past, it is now part of ArcelorMittal.



Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Another sunny freeze

Today the weather was dreadfully grey and depressing so here's another wonderfully sunny pic from yesterday. It's from the Sart Tilman campus again.


Monday, January 4, 2010

Frozen Ideas

The university campus in Sart Tilman was sunny but frozen today.


Saturday, January 2, 2010

Needs minor renovation

Believe it or not, this building lies right in the heart of the historic city centre of Liège... Someone started doing some work way back but didn't get past piling some bricks on the roof. In the meantime, it serves as a welcome shelter for pigeons when it snows.


Friday, January 1, 2010

Snowy New Year

Happy New Year everyone! In the end I didn't manage to take any photos of the fireworks, we were too far away. So here's a photo of the snow we walked through in order to get back home at 2am. It started snowing yesterday evening and hasn't stopped since. We missed out on the white Christmas but we're getting the White New Year!