Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas!

My Avatar and I wish you a wonderful Christmas!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Rue Pierreuse

The weather has been so grey lately that I've not felt inspired to take any photos. Here's a couple of shots of the back of the buildings on the Rue Pierreuse, taken in the Autumn.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Last ever Skywatch Friday

Well, we've survived the start of the day but will we still exist by midnight? If yes, then happy Skywatch!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Last ever sunrise

Sorry for the long absence, I spent a month travelling the world. I am now back in Liège, just in time for tomorrow's end of the world event. Here is a photo of today's sunrise, the last one ever (according to some people at least).

Wednesday, November 21, 2012


The old Liège community swimming pool building is slowly being transformed into Mnema, a cultural centre, documentation centre, research centre, etc for the city. God knows what will eventually come out of it. For the moment it doesn't even have a roof.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Final October Fair

Last couple of photos from the October Fair.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

More October Fair

Two more shots of screaming, frightened people! Happy Skywatch!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

October fair

The Liège October fair finished about a week ago. Here's some photos I took of terrified people zipping through the ether.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Fiery sunrise

Sunrises can be breathtaking in autumnal Liège.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

The birds

The last few migrating birds are leaving the city ahead of the coming of winter. They are indulging themselves in their traditional flocking dance. Happy Skywatch!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

More recycled art

One more sculpture by Alfredo Longo.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Recycled art

Sculptures by Alfredo Longo made from aluminium cans, exposed in the Ancienne Halle aux Viandes de Liège. I normally dislike art with a message but these are actually quite nice.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Back to earth

A sunset from ground level.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Mediacité from the sky

The newest shopping centre in Liège was designed and built in the form of a snake. You can just about guess its snake-like form from this aerial photo.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Cité Administrative from the sky

An aerial photo of the city centre. The prominent tower is the Cité Administrative, something like a Town Hall. Not only is it the ugliest building in the city, it's also a bureaucratic hell on earth. The red building just behind it is the Curtius Museum and the church with the twin towers is St Bartholomew's. On the bottom left you can see the corner of the Palais des Princes Eveques and the Place Saint Lambert.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Hôpital de la Citadelle from the sky

The Citadelle hospital seen from the air.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

B52 from the sky

The B52 building of the University of Liège Sart Tilman campus seen from the sky. It's one of the buildings of the Faculty of Applied Sciences.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Standard de Liège from the sky

The home of the Standard de Liège seen from the sky. Unfortunately, so far this year their performances have been anything but sky high. Does it count as a Skywatch photo?

Sunday, September 23, 2012

ArcelorMittal from the sky

One of the ArcelorMittal steel foundries in the Liège area seen from above. It looks even more chaotic than from ground level. These factories are the last vestiges of a previously vibrant heavy industry and their future is pretty uncertain.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Me in the sky

If you zoom into the centre of the photo, you will see a tiny airplane silhouetted against the clouds. I'm in there! Good excuse for a Skywatch.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Meuse from the sky

One more aerial photo, showing the Meuse river with Outremeuse in the middle. You can also see the Albert Bridge and Pont de Fragnée, the church Saint Jacques and the Palais des Congrès.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Kennedy Tower from the sky

Aerial views of the Kennedy Tower, Chiroux library and the Science Museum.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Cointe and Guillemins from the sky

A couple of views of the Cointe War Memorial and Basilica and the Guillemins train station. Still from 2000ft.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Liège from the sky

For my birthday I was offered a flight in a light aircraft over Liège. I took plenty of photos that I will be posting over the next few days. My camera is not suited to this type of photography and the light conditions were not ideal (not to mention the shot stability) but I hope that you will like some of them. I'll start with a couple of shots of the city centre and Outremeuse. All the photos are taken from an altitude of around 2000ft (610m).

Friday, September 14, 2012

The coming of the storm

The photos are a couple of weeks late but makes a nice Skywatch!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Open air ants

An open air inflatable sculpture exhibition has been running in the city throughout the summer. This is the least ugly piece, it reflects the light quite nicely. Pity about the ants.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Eglise Saint Christophe

Back from a short August pause! A religious-themed shot outside St Christopher's church.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Ville de Liège

City of Liège and graffiti.