Sunday, February 27, 2011

Notre Dame de Huy

On Friday I posted a Skywatch photo from Huy, so this is a good opportunity to start a series of photos from this charming town. First off, Our Lady of Huy, a collegiate church dating from the 14th century. Several other buildings were built next to it since then, some of them right up against its walls. It is now impossible to take a picture of the church in isolation.




Friday, February 25, 2011

Huy watch

A cloudy sunset and the crooked spire of a church in Huy for today's Skywatch. Huy is a town 30km from Liège. It's pronounced 'we'.


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Le Perron

This is the Perron, the symbol of the freedom of the city of Liège. I've posted pictures of it before but never against such a bright blue sky!


Sunday, February 20, 2011

Final reflection

This is the last of the current reflections series. It's the Place Saint Lambert reflected in the window of a clothes shop.


Friday, February 18, 2011

There's a big X in the sky

For today's Skywatch I bring you a big X in the setting sky. Happy Skywatch!


Thursday, February 17, 2011

One more reflection

The Palace of the Bishop Princes reflected on a shop window. The squiggles are graffiti on the window. The camera is mine!


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Elvis is in the building

For St Valentine's day, the Galeries Saint Lambert shopping centre installed a Las Vegas-style chapel and invited couples to get married Vegas-style, complete with an Elvis impersonator! I don't think that these weddings had any legal value.



Monday, February 14, 2011

Back to the reflections

One more reflection photo from the series I interrupted over the weekend.


Friday, February 11, 2011

No reflections

It's Skywatch Friday today, so I am breaking the reflections series to bring you Monday's sunrise, as captured from the Guillemins train station. Complete with contrails!


Thursday, February 10, 2011

Reflected construction 2

As promised, two more photos of the reflections of the Royal Opera construction works. This time they're off the Galeries Opera building.



Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Reflected construction

A photo of the Opera construction works reflected on the facade of a building from across the road. There will be more reflection photos over the next few days.


Monday, February 7, 2011

Gretry standing on his heart

André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry was an opera composer from Liège. Later in life he acquired the French nationality and was eventually buried in the Père-Lachaise cemetery in Paris. However, his heart was sent back to Liège. It still lies inside a jar full of vinegar in the pedestal of his statue in front of the Royal Walloon Opera. This statue.


Sunday, February 6, 2011

Opera update

Here's an update on the renovation works of the Walloon Royal Opera. Nearly two months ago I posted a photo of the nascent rectangle above the roof. Here's a view of the progress since then. The structure is complete and now they're covering it with panels. I have no idea what it will look like in the end...


Thursday, February 3, 2011

Another cold one

Here's another cold shot to complement yesterday's icy offering.


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Return of the snow

The snow returned yesterday but, thankfully, it wasn't here to stay. Here's a photo of St Martin's hill, all dressed in white.