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Old June 9th, 2011, 12:55 AM   #41
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I'd say a day should probably be enough to see most sites. The historic center is relatively small. If you want to see places like Outremeuse and the train station you may perhaps need another day. Maybe some Liégeoise (sp?) can add what else should be covered in a trip to their city.
And there are some nice museums you can visit in Liège, of which the renewed Grand Curtius is well worth a visit.

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If you're into modern art, don't miss the Museum of Modern and Temporary Art, which hosted works of Picasso, Gauguin, Monet, Chagall, Kokoschka...

So yes, you can stay 2 days or so and visit the city ànd some museums.
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Old June 9th, 2011, 03:14 PM   #42
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Old June 9th, 2011, 08:50 PM   #43
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aah cité administrative is such an ugly building + in totally wrong place. Nice pictures again!
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Old June 9th, 2011, 09:29 PM   #44
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Old June 9th, 2011, 09:54 PM   #45
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Have you walked on to 'Montagne de buren' for a view of the city?
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Old June 10th, 2011, 01:19 AM   #47
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I noticed that about Liege, the Dutch usually find it horrible while the French quite like it (there are a lots of French residents in Liege).

The reason for this is that I think the Dutch don't "get" Liege.
Liege will never be the tidy, clean and bourgeois (and boring) city that the Dutch are so fond of; it is a completely different kind of city: gritty, lively, popular... a kind totally absent anywhere in the Netherlands.

If you go to Liege with a "Dutch" mindset, you'd expect a city to be tidy and clean and you see a noisy, unruly, "well worn" city instead; then it's easy to write off Liege; but it's *NOT* what it's meant to be.
It's like going to London and expecting a clean, safe, bourgeois place.

The French in the other hand, appreciate Liege. They precisely seek in Liege what actually is lacking more and more in French cities where Middle class quarters became too expensive and the working-class hoods went ghetto; Liege kept a popular and lively atmosphere that's why there are many French around, because they typically hate the tidy bourgeois places that the Dutch love.
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I think there are Dutch people who like Liége and French people who hate the city....
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I think there are Dutch people who like Liége and French people who hate the city....
Yes there are... but I think "usually" it's the other way round
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Old June 10th, 2011, 03:28 PM   #51
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Cool shots of this grey city! Love the Calatrava station. Even though it's over the top for this town.
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Old June 10th, 2011, 07:15 PM   #53
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Why would it be over the top? I think it's just great. The station contrasts greatly to it's environment (just look at the houses around the station, but that makes it (in my opinion) very beautiful. I think the station will become a symbol of Liège.

And now I hope that they will soon build a nice new station in Brussels
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Old June 11th, 2011, 03:39 PM   #55
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Geat shot that last one!

I love the way the fiels on the hills are so close to the city center
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Old June 11th, 2011, 05:25 PM   #57
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Yeah, the city is really set in a nice natural environment.

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You have a great eye for composition. Thanks for sharing.
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Glad you like the pics.
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