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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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Espace Saint Antoine

Th Museum of Walloon life is connected to Saint Antoine, a former collegiate church that has been reconverted into an exhibition centre. This is what it looks like from the outside:

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And this is what it looks like from the inside:

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Monday, October 18, 2010

Walloon reflections

Reflections on the new wing of the Museum of Walloon life.

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Saturday, October 16, 2010

River creatures in the fog

The Pont de Fragnée is decorated with two sculptures at each end, holding up the pillars. They're symbolising the 'Old river' and the 'New river'. I don't know which one is which. They look good in the fog though!

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

The fog

The Pont de Fragnée in today's thick fog. Perfect weather for rippers, vampires, dragons and other creatures of the dark.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Façades

The title says it all!

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Keystone

This is a keystone of the old Saint Leonard city gate, guarding the eastern entrance to the city. The gate was demolished in 1851. Now it lives in the Grand Curtius museum.

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Saturday, October 9, 2010

Saint Bart

Saint Bartholomew's twin towers all lit up at night.

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Friday, October 8, 2010

Canned Skywatch

I don't have any recent sky pics for today's Skywatch so here's one from my summer holidays. Enjoy!

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Liège by night

A panoramic night shot of Liège, taken from the Citadel Hill.

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Fire parade

This parade of fire jugglers and fire eaters was also part of the Nocturne des Coteaux de la Citadelle. It was amazing!

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Monday, October 4, 2010

Les anchoises

One of the events taking place during the Nocturne des Coteaux de la Citadelle was a concert by a great local band called Les Anchoises. Here's a couple of photos.

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Sunday, October 3, 2010

La nocturne des Coteaux de la Citadelle

Yesterday we went to the annual nocturnal opening of the Citadel Hill. It's a sort of festival of lights with many associated events such as concerts, fire eating processions and, of course, food and drink. Most public building were illuminated for the occasion. Here's the Provincial Palace, in shiny green and eerie red.

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Friday, October 1, 2010