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Old November 3rd, 2011, 11:51 AM   #1
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LIEGE, Wallonia, Belgium

Liège, Luik, Lüttich, Lîdje: this city has many names and many faces. Liege is a very interesting medieval city, but a modern monstruosity too. Liege has beautiful romanesque chruches and it has grey concrete flats. Contrasts: the Belgians have made them their speciality. The old centre of Liege, however, is generally well preserved.

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Saint-Jean. The western façade is romanesque, the nave is ghotic. EDIT: This is Saint-Jacques, thanks Tchek!

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An abbey.

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The Cathedral (Saint-Paul).

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Saint-Denis, another romanesque church with a gothic choir and some baroque extrensions.
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If you say Liege, you say La Batte: the famous sunday-market alongside the river Meuse. It is the perfect spot to get an impression of the city's vibe.

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Saint-Gérard.

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The Montagne de Bueren is an outdour stairway with 373 steps. It is a tough walk, but the view over the city and its surroundings are worth it.

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Saint-André.

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The palace of the Prince-Bishops.

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Sainte-Croix.

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Place Saint-Lambert

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The railway station

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Old November 3rd, 2011, 04:07 PM   #2
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Great pics from Liege, Plaas! An underrated city in a cold climate but with a warm feeling.
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Old November 3rd, 2011, 04:33 PM   #3
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Charming city!
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Old November 3rd, 2011, 05:11 PM   #4
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Those flats seriously need a new fresh layer of paint, could look so much better instead of that depressing grey...
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Old November 3rd, 2011, 06:21 PM   #5
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This is super nice! Thanks for the great photos.
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Old November 3rd, 2011, 11:15 PM   #6
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Great pic!

Too bad for those flats... the city would have looked so much better and has a such a big potential if the planners had made better architectural decisions... especially alongside the Meuse


ps: Picture 5, I think this church is not St-jean, but St-jacques...
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Old November 4th, 2011, 12:25 PM   #7
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You are right, it is the church of Saint-Jacques-le-Mineur (Saint James the Less), to say it properly.
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Old November 4th, 2011, 08:02 PM   #8
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Great photos from Liege; well done and thanks
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Old November 5th, 2011, 04:05 PM   #10
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Thanks for the very nice pics on Leige....
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Beautiful! You really captured the athmosphere quite well.
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Old November 5th, 2011, 11:08 PM   #12
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Some seriously steep hills - which is interesting, and a lovely historic core.
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