Photo-day in Liège!
For our hungry cameras, I propose 2 of Belgium’s most remarkable spots: Liège’s Calatrava train station and the stair/street called “Montagne de Bueren”. At the same time, we will visit one of the exhibitions of the 9th Biennial of Photography of Liège.
Calatrava’s station is the magnificent (and costly) work of architect Santiago Calatrava.
This building is a pleasure for the eyes, but it’s a trick for your camera! Bring your zoom or the widest-angle lens you have. This beast is not so easy to capture! I’m very curious what we will get.
The second imposed theme is the street “Montagne de Bueren”. The street is actually a 374-steps stairs. How you will put this into your frame is the name of the game ;-) Here, I would rather suggest a tele-lens. See Google Images for inspiration.
Between both shooting sessions, we will have a look at a photo-exhibition: “Idole” in the Cité Miroir. It looks like a very interesting exhibition about the power of images (More info on: http://bip-liege.org/en/exhibitions/cite-miroir/ ).
- 9:45: Meeting at Brussels Central station, at the locket. Please purchase your own ticket to Liège (Weekend return tickets costs +/- 15,80 eur).
- 10:02: Train leaves
- 11:00: Arrival at Liège’s Calatrava station – on the spot! We stay there +/- one hour to take pictures.
- 12:00: Walk or bus to the city centre. Visit of the photo exhibition “Idole” in the Cité Miroir.
- 13:00: Lunch. I’ll try to book an affordable and popular restaurant. Off course everyone is free to grab some sandwich and stroll in the city.
- 14:00: Walk and shoot around the Montagne de Bueren, the second spot. Discovery of the this hilly and very old neighborhood.
- 15:30: Let’s drink a Jupiler and talk about our experience. Those in a hurry can catch the 16:00 train. Then we walk back to the station
- 17:00: Train leaves to Brussels. For those who miss the train, there are other trains to Brussels every hour.