Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Reflections on a building in the Boulevard de la Sauvenière.


Tuesday, March 30, 2010


The Galeries Saint Lambert at dusk. In the 2.5 years I've been living in Liège I don't think I've ever seen any flags on those flagpoles.


Sunday, March 28, 2010

Ancienne Eglise Saint-André

Saint-André used to be the church of the Order of the Teutonic Knights. The Order left Liège after the revolution and the building was converted to a grain market. It was restored in the 1960s and is now a cultural centre and arts gallery.


Saturday, March 27, 2010

Les télécommunications

Art Deco murals decorating a building near the Mediacité. The first one is entitled Telecommunications, Science and Arts.


The second one is entitled Telecommunications, Commerce and Industry.


The two murals used to adorn the Hôtel des Télégraphes et des Téléphones in the city centre but they were moved out here when this telephony and telegraphy building closed down.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Moonwatch Friday

Yesterday I managed to take this photo of the moon. I am very proud of it so I thought I'd share it with you. Celestial wonders galore on the Skywatch Friday blog!


Thursday, March 25, 2010

Spring is here

Spring is here but I haven't had time yet to go out shooting it. So here's a winter photo, complete with darkness and snow. It wasn't all that long ago...


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Non au TESS

Today some secondary students protested against the proposed university entrance exam to be enforced in the french speaking community of Belgium. It is supposed to become the equivalent of the UK A-Levels or the French Baccalaureat but currently it is a very confusing and nebulous project. What's more, there are fears it will become a means of evaluating school performance or even ranking schools, much in the way that A-Level results (among a million other statistics) are used in order to rank schools in the UK (and close down 'failing' schools). This is the reason why students marched in Brussels, Liège and other cities in Belgium today. But as the photo shows, the marches didn't attract masses of people. And that's an understatement.


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Boulevard de la Sauvenière

The main artery of the city centre shines in the afternoon sun-cloud mix.


Sunday, March 21, 2010

City walls

Some surviving parts of the old Liège fortifications under the Saint Martin hill. Like most medieval cities, Liège had to take down its walls in order to expand. Only the most inaccessible sections remain standing.



Saturday, March 20, 2010

Eglise Saint Jean

Back to Liège themes: The church of Saint Jean in the afternoon sun-cloud mix.


Friday, March 19, 2010

Naples sunset

Sunset over Naples, seen from Castel Sant'Elmo. Many more sunsets here.


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Watery Naples

OK, one more pic from our recent trip, just for today's Watery Wednesday. A boat coming into the port of Naples at sunset.


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Pompeii city daily photo

Here's a last batch of photos from Pompeii. After this I must to revert to Liège photos, otherwise I'll have to change the name of the blog...



Monday, March 15, 2010

More Pompeii

OK, here's a few more Pompeii photos!




Sunday, March 14, 2010

Up Pompeii!

My recent blogosilence was due to our long weekend in Naples. Here's proof: the ruins of Pompeii in the foreground, the guilty party in the background, a tourist contemplates the meaning of life.


Monday, March 8, 2010

Nativity scene

Some more Mosan art from the Grand Curtius collection.


Sunday, March 7, 2010

Crane and sunset

Finally, spring is on our doorstep and I can start taking pictures of cranes in the sunset again. Here's a couple of fresh ones, they were caught not 5 minutes ago. Notice Venus near the top of the first picture (you'll need to click on it to zoom in).



Friday, March 5, 2010

Guardians of the grey

The clouds came back today, it even snowed for a bit. The Cathedral spire and the Kennedy Tower punctuate the gloom. The good news is that you can see photos of far sunnier skies on the Skywatch blog.


Thursday, March 4, 2010

Place Saint Lambert

Dusk, blue skies and cold in Place Saint Lambert.


Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Cultural genocide

This outspoken piece of graffiti suggests that all those opposed to graffiti are nazis and should die. Why bother to construct arguments, hold discussions or take part in debates when you can just hurl accusations of genocide?