In the weather we had over the summer, even Liverpool is nice. I have always liked the Albert Dock area, although it is a complete tourist trap (I preferred it with the weather map floating in it). The new shopping area is just soulless and apart from that its just another small British city. Will make the effort to go to the Cathedrals one day.
Mrs. E went to university here so she loves it and I used to go out here regularly when I was doing my PGCE. It is (or at least was) a top night out. But, dey do dat der, don't day dow?
Also, Liverpool, you could make something of the Beatles being from Liverpool and everything, you know. Seriously, the shameless way they milk this is quite tawdry at times. The day we were there McCartney was playing a gig in Matthew Street (where the old Cavern club was) but even so, the shameless cashing in is a bit over the top. Also, as the woman at the consulate (we were sorting Mrs. E's visa out.) pointed out... He can't sing anymore and should know when to pack it in.
In Albert Dock, the new Tate Modern is really good and a few of the other museums have a really good reputation. Especially, the one that deals with slavery (They do an excellent lunch on the top floor BTW!). Fun factoid: Did you know the Penny who the lane in the song is named after is one Jame Penny an eighteenth century slave trader?
There are statues of various famous Scousers around the Dock area. My favourite is the one of Billy Fury, but it was impossible to get a nice picture of it. The background kept messing it up no matter what angle I tried. Just along from that are another set of musicians that you might have heard of... They had a hit or two back in the day.
The building in the background is the Liver building, one of the first buildings ever built from reinforced concrete. It was the home of the Royal LIver assurance. On the top of each of the two towers is a Liverbird, the symbol of the city. Local myth has it that if either of the birds were to fly away, then the city would cease to exist. The other local myth is that they flap their wings whenever a virgin walks past.. Take your pick: Probably depends how crude you are!
I think this has a real Gotham City feel about it. Easy to imagine the 'Bat sign' being beamed from the roof. People are nice here. They do have a reputation for it (and for mawkish sentimentality) both of which seem to well deserved.
This will be a blog about my latest shots and what I liked or was trying to do with them
I am a teacher of Economics and have worked in various schools in Europe & Asia. One of the things I love doing is getting out and about with my camera.