Thursday, May 27, 2010


There's finally been some sunshine recently. Here's proof:


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Remerciements à la Sainte Vierge

A votive statue of the Virgin Mary near yesterday's cemetery.


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

In Hermalle

A small cemetery in Hermalle-sous-Huy.


Monday, May 17, 2010

Rainbow Rising

The sun came out in the early evening but the rain never stopped. Dedicated to Ronnie James Dio!



Sunday, May 16, 2010

Greener and greener

The weather hasn't vastly improved (it's still mid-November) but the plant life keeps pretending it's spring. This means that the city is getting greener and greener!


Friday, May 14, 2010

Skywatching ...

... with nostalgia. The photo is more than a month old. We haven't seen the sky in this part of the world in over two weeks. At least on the Skywatch blog there's plenty of idyllic sunsets, glorious sunrises and sunbaked afternoons to remind me what good weather feels like.


Thursday, May 13, 2010

Praying Mary

A small statue of the Virgin next to the church of Hermalle.


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Château Chokier

Another impressive chateau, built on a rock overlooking the Meuse valley. Château Chokier is privately owned. Apparently it used to have a front yard which was destroyed during a landslide. I hope the rest of the building is based on more solid ground.



Monday, May 10, 2010


The sky and clouds reflected on a half-renovated building. The lower half (not in the picture) is still a building site and will probably remain like that for the duration of the financial crisis.


Saturday, May 8, 2010

Château d'Hermalle 2

Some more photos from the Château d'Hermalle. First, the Cense Cassal, I have no idea what it means but it is obviously some kind of outbuilding.


Then another rear view of the chateau, with the Ferme Castrale (castle farm) on the left.


And, finally, the tower of the Ferme Castrale, seen from the road.


Friday, May 7, 2010

Skywatch and red flare

Skywatch special: clouds, sun and a red flare!


Thursday, May 6, 2010

Château d'Hermalle

The Château de Hermalle is a disused chateau in a small town called Hermalle-sous-Huy in the Province of Liège. Despite its beautiful architecture and long history, it is inaccessible to the public, except on special occasions like the Heritage Days.


This is the only photo of the chateau's facade I could take.


Sunday, May 2, 2010

Salle Philharmonique

Some interior shots of the Philharmonic Hall of Liège. You can see a photo of the exterior in an older blog post.