Just about everywhere in Liège you can see these typical brick houses, often built in the nineteenth or early twentieth centuries.
The three houses in these photos were all built in the year 1896. I took these photos on the street called rue Auguste-Buisseret (formerly rue de Kinkempois) in the Guillemins district at the south end of Liège, near the new Guillemins station.
Second photo: The three houses.
Third photo: 1896 on another house.
GPS 50°37'19.95" North; 5°34'18.25" East
During the period of Easter, (and not only at Liège but also in of other regions of Belgium) a tradition is to offer the eggs to the friends and knowledge.
Often one in chocolate offer but equally of "true" eggs. Traditionally people coloured them.
It was visible at the time of our visit to the market of La Batte
Durant la période de Pâques, (et pas seulement à Liège mais aussi dans d'autres régions de Belgique) une tradition est d'offrir les œufs aux amis et connaissances.
Souvant on en offre en chocolats mais également de "vrais" œufs . Traditionnellement on les colore.
On en a vus lors de notre visite au marché de la Batte
Tchantches is the name of the most popular folklore puppet of the Outremeuse part of the city.
According to a legend, he appeared from between 2 stones in the ground in 760. As a baby he preferred the local gin (pékèt) to the milk his mother gave him.
Tchantshes stars in puppet theatres which still give performances in Liège.
Every 15 August is in the sign of big celebrations in Outremeuse. The streets are packed with people playing, dancing and singing. There are several stages all over this part of the city and all you have to do is to join in.
I had the privelege of helping to set up and also attending a wedding Reception in Liege. They did a variety of stange little dances and more common ones like the 'tunnel dance' Mostly to american oldies the men also made 'do-rags' out of napkins (I dont know if this is a tradition or just them being strange).
MUSEUM OF MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART - One of the finest museums of modern art in Europe. Picasso, Gauguin, Monet, Magnelli, Tàpies etc.
LOCATION : Parc de la Boverie 3 4020 Liège