Sunday, May 26, 2013

Superhero fail

A superhero meeting was organised yesterday on Place Saint Lambert, hoping to beat the world record for most people disguised as superheroes. They needed to get more than 1580, they got 354. Superheroic fail!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Notre Dame du Carmel

A Madonna with Child from Saint Bartholomew's church.

Thursday, May 23, 2013


Sculptures from St Bartholomew's church.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013


The altar at St Bartholomew's church.


The organ at St Bartholomew's church.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Les fonds baptismaux

A photo of the Baptismal font in St Bartholomew's church. It dates from the early 12th century and you can read lots of information about it here.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Chewbacca imitations

I saw this taped to a drinks machine in the university. It reads:

Big Competition:
Chewbacca imitations!
To take part just growl on (telephone number) 24/7
Multiple entries accepted
Two magnificent traffic cones will be solemnly awarded to the big winner!

Thursday, May 9, 2013


The meuse photographed from the port hole of the InsideOut barge.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Pigeons and ducks

Various winged creatures looking for a meal on the riverside.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Friday, March 29, 2013

Up in the air

The Cessna's from the last post taking off.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Cessna 150s at Liège Airport

Cessna 150s doing preparing for flight at Liège Airport.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Driving in the snow and the roadworks

Argh! The city started digging up half the riverfront in early December. With all the snow and the freeze, the work hasn't progressed at all. There's not even a sign explaining the aim and duration...

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Jingle sodding bells again...

Enough! It's not funny anymore. The flags of the University of Liège agree with me.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Harlem shake

A big Harlem Shake yesterday in Place Saint Lambert. Apparently, it was the biggest Harlem Shake in Belgium, with more than 400 participants.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Let the sunshine in...

Yep, let the sunshine in. Talk about mistimed advertisement!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Empty terraces

The sudden snow emptied all the café terraces.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Yesterday and today

What a difference a day makes...

Monday, March 11, 2013

Old city walls and snow

Parts of the old city fortifications underneath St Martin's, with snow. Yes, the snow is back.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Blue sky at last

The entire country rejoiced today, the sun came out after about a month of cold, grey, snow and rain. The start of spring? Even the Province of Liège administration building looks nice when reflecting the sunshine, despite the construction works.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Another wintery scene

It's still winter so why not?

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Wintery scene

It's been snowing again.

Thursday, February 21, 2013


They usually put small statues of Madonnas or angels in these alcoves. First time I've seen a garden gnome.

Sunday, February 17, 2013


This is a new statue installed next to the new tribunal buildings. I am not sure what it represents but the children are too thin and she's hugging them. Is she Hunger?

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Dusk in front of the Opera

Same as Sunday's post but no zoom. The Royal Opera is clearly visible on the left.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Dusk behind the Opera

Looking at the Fortis building (right), Eglise Saint Jean (centre) and the Mnema construction works (crane).

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Return of the snow!

Students going to college in snowy misery. Clearly, winter is not over just yet.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Same place, no snow

Well that's it, winter is over. All of the snow has melted, even in Sart Tilman. Now we can look forward to 11 months of rain until next winter, broken up by some short and rare spells of sunshine.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The thaw

Well, the snow has almost disappeared from the city centre but there's still lot of it in the university grounds in Sart Tilman.

Monday, January 21, 2013

One more snowy shot

The snow started to melt but the weather forecast predicts more snowfall for tomorrow morning. I believe it is fitting that I should post yet another photograph of Liège in the snow. This one features the St Croix church quite prominently, I daresay (I've been watching Downton Abbey).

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Tyres in the snow

It snowed again this morning. Even used tyres dumped in a construction site look pretty when covered in snow.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Still white

No snow today but it's bitterly cold and the snow has stayed on the rooftops and pavements. That does not make a difference to the recently renovated opera, it's white anyway. The former church of St Andrew looks quite atmospheric though.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The aftermath

Two shots of the aftermath of yesterday's snowfall. Everything has been lightly dry-brushed with white.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013


The weather forecast has been warning of snow for about a week. It has finally arrived, although it's not quite a snowmageddon...

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Early sunset

An early sunset, early in 2013. Happy New Year!