Liege - City of Belgium
Liège the city's name was written Liége, with the acute accent instead of a grave accent) is a major Walloon city and municipality in Belgium located in the province of Liège, of which it is the administrative capital. Road-signs in Flanders use "Luik" for "Liège".
BELGIUM National Animal : Lion
The city is situated in the valley of the river Meuse , near Belgium's eastern borders with the Netherlands and Germany, where the Meuse meets the Ourthe. It is in the former sillon industriel, the industrial backbone of Wallonia. The Liège municipality includes the former communes of Angleur, Bressoux, Chênée, Glain, Grivegnée, Jupille-sur-Meuse, Rocourt, and Wandre.
Feudalism, a term first used in the early modern period (17th century), in its most classic sense refers to a Medieval Europe political system composed of a set of reciprocal legal and military obligations among the warrior nobility, revolving around the three key concepts of lords, vassals, and fiefs. It often occurs alongside Manorialism. Although derived from the Latin word feodum , then in use, the term feudalism and the "system" it purports to describe were not conceived of as a formal political system by the people living in the Medieval Period.
Liège is a station of the Paris Métro and was originally called Berlin. It was renamed after the Belgian city of Liège on 1 August 1914 , along with a street it is located near. It was closed during World War II, but was reopened in 1968 with new ceramic decorations made in Welkenraedt, Belgium, which evoke the landscapes and monuments of the Province of Liège.
As the Rue d'Amsterdam is too narrow to accommodate facing platforms, the station has staggered platforms. Until recently, the station would close to the public at 8:30pm with all trains running through without stopping. After renovation work in December 2006, the station now stays open later into the evenings.
Liège Island is an island, 9 miles long and 3 miles wide, lying immediately northeast of Brabant Island in the Palmer Archipelago. Charted by the Belgian Antarctic Expedition under Adrien de Gerlache, who named it for the province of Liège, Belgium.
The band rehearsed and put together Liege & Lief over the summer of 1969 at a house in Farley Chamberlayne, near Winchester, launching it with a sell-out concert in London's Royal Festival Hall late in 1969.
Gone were the covers of songs by Bob Dylan and others, replaced by electrified versions of traditional English folksongs and the first of a long line of instrumental medleys of folk dance tunes driven by Dave Swarbrick's violin playing. Much of this material had been found by Ashley Hutchings in Cecil Sharp's collection, maintained by the English Folk Dance and Song Society.
The title is composed of two Middle English words.The cover, a gatefold in grey and purple, featured cameo images of the band along with tracklisting and credits.
Soon after the release of Liege & Lief, Ashley Hutchings left to further pursue traditional music in a new band, Steeleye Span; Sandy Denny also left to form Fotheringay.
The attendant provides a sheet, blanket, and pillow for each passenger. Unlike in sleeping cars, couchette compartments are not segregated by sex, and it is normal not to undress except for removing footwear.
The University was founded in 1817 by William I of the Netherlands, then King of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands, and by his Minister of Education, Anton Reinhard Falck. The foundation of the university was the result of a long intellectual tradition which dates back to the origins of the Bishopric of Liège. Beginning in the eleventh century, the influence of the prince-bishops of Liège attracted students and prominent scientists and philosophers, such as Petrarch, to study in its libraries. The reputation of its medieval schools gave the city the reputation as a new Athens.
A 17 March 1808 decree by Napoleon I concerning the organization of an imperial university indicated Liège as the site of a new academy to be composed of a Faculty of Arts and a Faculty of Science - the first university charter for Liège. Ultimately, Liège owes its university to William I of the Netherlands, who remembered the city's prestigious legacy of teaching and culture when he decided to establish a new university on Walloon soil.
Nearly 200 years later, though settled to some extent in the Sart-Tilman district of Liège, the University of Liège depends on the French community of Belgium. The University is located at the edge of the River Meuse, in the center of "the Island," the Latin Quarter of Liège.
BELGIUM National Bird : Kestrel
BELGIUM National Flower : Red Poppy