Luik (Wallonia) - 2018 - part 1

by Björn Roose January. 29, 2019 820 views
Le Génie du Mal (The Genius of Evil) by Guillaume Geefs in Saint Paul's Cathedral - The original Lucifer statue was even more beautiful and had to be removed because the christians were too tempted by it ...

Le Génie du Mal (The Genius of Evil) by Guillaume Geefs in Saint Paul's Cathedral - The original Lucifer statue was even more beautiful and had to be removed because the christians were too tempted by it ...

Luik (or Liège as it's called in French) has a pretty long history. Nowadays however it's mainly known as ugly and poor, badly governed and for the biggest part not worth visiting.

Lots of European subsidies have been poured over it, some pretty megalomaniac projects have been financed with that (like the central station), while statues in the parc got restored by ... painting them over. The last remaining timbered houses are nearly unfindable between the ugly new constructions. And when hitting the parcs you have to take care not to step in needles left behind by drug addicts.

Is all of that true ? Yes. Are there still things worth seeing ? Yes. So, last year I finally drove to the city, paid a ridiculously high amount for parking my car under the station, and took a walk through the city.

In this post and the next two you'll find a selection of photos I made in the city. All my Luik photos are in this album on Pinterest.

Reading a book at Église Saint-Jacques

Reading a book at Église Saint-Jacques

Roman soldiers at Église Saint-Jacques

Roman soldiers at Église Saint-Jacques

Oh pleeaaaase !

Oh pleeaaaase !

Hammer time !

Hammer time !

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Bethany Plonski 7 months, 3 weeks ago

Love the colors in #2 and the perspective in #4. And your caption for #5 is perfect!

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Björn Roose Replied to Bethany Plonski 7 months, 3 weeks ago

Thank you, Bethany. And glad you liked the caption smile

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Camellia 7 months, 3 weeks ago

Perfect perspective for #4 .

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Björn Roose Replied to Camellia 7 months, 3 weeks ago

You don't always get the chance to see and shoot a statue from above smile

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Camellia Replied to Björn Roose 7 months, 3 weeks ago

True

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Sherry Hill 7 months, 3 weeks ago

love the view of #4, a different approach.. nice

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Björn Roose Replied to Sherry Hill 7 months, 3 weeks ago

Thank you, Sherry smile

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