Friday, April 29, 2011

Pont des Skywatch

A view down the Meuse river from the Pont des Arches. Happy Skywatch.


Thursday, April 28, 2011

Calatrava again

It's been a while since I posted a photo of our new train station. It still amazes me every time I see it. The monument and basilica of Cointe can be seen on the hill in the background.


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Watery photo

My first Watery Wednesday post in a very long time. The Meuse, a barge and plenty of coal.


Monday, April 25, 2011

Albert I

The statue of King Albert I next to the Albert Bridge. Tally ho!


Sunday, April 24, 2011

G. Moury

Yellow crane and flag on a background of light blue and grey. Liège on a sunny Sunday. The flag reads 'Printemps des Sciences', or 'The Spring of Science', an annual event aiming to engage the public in scientific research and debate.


Saturday, April 23, 2011

The river, the tree and the palace

A view of the Meuse river taken from the small park in front of the King Albert statue. The long building on the opposite side is the Palais des Congrès, the city's exhibition hall.


Friday, April 22, 2011

Churchy Skywatch

A church-themed Skywatch this week. For churchy-free sky photos you can visit the Skywatch blog.


Thursday, April 21, 2011

A most elusive fish

A final photo from the Pot au lait decor. I wonder where that fish has gone.


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Pot au lait again

Another piece of decoration from Pot au lait.


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Blue pope

A decoration found in the Pot au lait, a very distinctive bar in Liège.


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Bad weather

Exactly what the title says! Back to Liège-themed posts, with clouds, fog and hailstone. Thankfully it doesn't last long, every 5 minutes we get completely different weather. Springtime!


Monday, April 11, 2011


Having grown up in the 80s, my only Denver experience prior to going there was seeing a couple of shots of downtown Denver in the Dynasty TV show opening sequence. I tried to recreate one shot from the sequence, taken from the capitol hill and featuring a cannon. Here is my shot:


and here is the original:


Clearly things have changed in 30 years. The cannon has been moved so that the view is now obscured by the tree. There's also at least three new buildings that didn't exist in the 80s. And the original shot was taken with a much narrower angle and far closer to the the ground. But, to me, the spirit of Dynasty is still there, even though all of the show was shot in California.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Mile High

My prolonged silence was due to the fact that I was in Denver Colorado over the last ten days or so. I went for a conference but we stayed a couple of extra days and we got the chance to visit Boulder and go hiking on the hills. I will post some more photos of our Denver adventure over the next couple of days.