Early Autumn in the Hesbay

By Ruben Alexander

BELGIUM – A walk with my parents in Glons, a village to the north of
Liége in a region called the Hesbaye (NL: Haspengouw), 2014-10-04.

1. The station (which is on the line from Liège to Tongeren), where I met my parents, who had come by car

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A fortified farm, which a passer-by told us burned down in the 1980’s: 

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Looking back, I miss the iregularity of Belgian streetscapes:

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16. A style common in the Hesbaye

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18. The river Geer (NL: Jeker), which flows into the Albert Canal in the Flemish village of Kanne, on the edge of Maastricht, some 15 km away

19. The 19th century neo-romanesque church of Saint Victor

20. The vicarage

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23. A cultural centre, possibly the old village hall (Glons is now part of the Bassenge municipality)

24. The Montzen Line, a freight railway built by the Germans in WW1 to bypass the territory of the neutral Netherlands (as you can see in this post, it crosses an impressive viaduct further to the east)

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27.View northwards, with the cathedral of the Flemish town of Tongeren just visible in the distance

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