Liège – Beglium

Liege, a city with many names in diverse languages: In French it is Liège, locally it is called Lîdje, in Dutch it’s Luik and for people out of Luxembourg it`s Léck, we Germans call it Lüttich. It was the recommendation of a friend from exchange. At first when I drove into from Luxembourg the city it was purring rain and traffic jam and I just drove through ugly skyscrapers and as it seems areas for poor people, so I wasn’t sorry for the lost afternoon. I hoped that she wasn’t absolutely wrong. She wasn’t! Liége has such nice areas these where just the opposite direction from where I drove in. If you have some time left in Belgium a day trip here is absolutely worth it. But have a look in the following to see my impressions.

View from the Pont Maghin
So many flowers! Spring is on the way 🙂
Love this tiny alleys and Liége has a ton of them as you will see later.

Loved to watch these cats in a courtyard. The black one was just relaxing and the red one hunting birds 🙂 Click on the pictures to enlarge them.

Don’t even know the name of this church, google doesn’t say either. It is right beside the beginning of the Montagne de Bueren.
Montagne de Bueren – a long stair leading from the old town up to a gread view over the city. Yes I had to catch my breath when I got up, but it was worth it!
View over the city.
Monument au 14ème Régiment de Ligne.
Searching fro the way to the Coteaux de la Citadelle, another view point not far from the big stairs.
Can’t even tell you why, this was a small pond in the park around Coteaux de la Citadelle, but I really liked the look of it. There is no filter on this picture, it was that green.
Part of the Coteaux de la Citadelle.
Details, there is so many maintenance needed in Liége, this is just a small part of it. So many beautiful buildings, some empty, some not, but a lot of them in really bad conditions. It gives the city a unique flair, but in the long term it will destroy the buildings even more if no one invests in them and that would be a pity.
View from the Coteaux de la Citadelle.
Zoom over the rooftops.
Le Palais des Princes-Évêques.
Cathédrale Saint-Paul de Liège under construction. You can’t always have good luck traveling. I thing Belgium was the country with the most attractions under construction. So relating to my comment on the window, they luckily are investing and there is so much more to invest to keep this beautiful city in good shape.
At least the inside was beautiful. I really enjoy to look up in churches or cathedrals.
Another part in the cathedral.
Rainy day, but I made the best out of it.
Collegiate Church Saint-Jacques.

Park life in the Parc d’Avroy 🙂 Click on the pictures to enlarge them.

The main station Liège-Guillemins. I met an old woman in my hostel room who said to me, that it is her second time in Liége and that the first time she just changed trains but was so in awe with the central station so she decided to come back one day to explore the city. So I decided to visit it as well and I totally get what she ment! It is such a beautiful architectural composition, I took a ton of photos from it and in the follwoing you see just a few more.
P.S. Always happy when I see a rainbow flag 🙂 Gives a big plus to this city!
Just love this rooftop!
This dice was actually an add, so I don’t know if it’s always there, but it really matched the architecture.
Pont de Fragnée the angels bridge full of sculptures and details.
View from the bridge to another one or from old to modern 🙂
Guess that is what gave the bridge the name 😉
View from an art installation at the southern most part of the Parc de la Boverie to the angels sculptures.
I made some many pictures from different angles from this installation, this are my two favorite ones. I actually had to sneak into a private area of a rowing club to get to see it up close.
There where three guys fishing and super exited about this big catch which luckily ended free in the river just after this shot 🙂 Still don’t really get why they catch them without intend to feed from them…
La Boverie – This is actually an art museum, but I didn’t went in.
Graffiti in the park. Seems like a flying mairmaid tiger catching the time but I somehow liked it a lot!
Passerelle La Belle Liégeoise – a bridge just for pedestrians.
Way back to the hostel in the Rue Roture just for pedestrians again.
Aren’t these tiny streets super cute?
I loved all these details and decorations.

This was the last day in Liége but my road trip was just beginning, so stay tuned if you want to see more of the Benelux countries.

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