Liège

“I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.” Rosalia de Castro

Liège is a city that is in the Wallon side of Belgium (Francophone side). It is bigger than Bruges and it has a university. The city has less of a fairytale landscape than Bruges, however the train station Gare de Liège-Guillemins is spectacular and was built by a Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava Valls. Unfortunately when I went to Liège, it was raining a lot and I couldn’t take as many pictures as I wanted.

Cathédrale Saint-Lambert is a cathedral that used to exist until the revolution of 1794, now the place where it used to stand is called place Saint-Lambert and they have big posts to show where it used to stand. The building you see below used to be the where the priests who ruled the city lived and today it is also the Palais de Justice (English: Law court). Nevertheless, it is very old and non-fuctional therefore they build another more modern building that they are also using.

There are several cathedrals and churches in Liège because it was ruled by priests. Here is Cathédrale Saint-Paul.

Liège has 2 specialities, first there is the well-known Gaufre Liègeoise (Waffles of Liège) and they also have Peket, it is an alcoholic drink. Below is a Peket Flambé.

There is a river that flows through the city and it is called la Meuse. La Meuse is a very long river that passes through Holland, Belgium and France. In Liège they have a saying : “Liège sans sa Meuse, c’est Meuse sans son Liège” (English: Liège without its Meuse, is Meuse without its Liège.”)

Here are a few more pictures.

 

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