Chesil Beach & the Fleet, Dorset

Chesil Beach & the Fleet, Dorset
Chesil Beach & the Fleet, Dorset

Thursday, 3 June 2010

LIVERPOOL

Yes, yes, I know! Liverpool is not a county, but, like Birmingham and London, I reckon it's important enough to warrant it's own space.
So what can I tell you about Liverpool..........well, there's the River Mersey, the Docks, and...oh yes, the Beatles.
Actually, there's more to Liverpool than that. Whilst it has become very run down over the years, it benefitted greatly from being the European City of Culture, and there's a lot of rejuvenation going on. There are parts of the city that are becoming quite nice now. On the other hand, there is that yellow lamb thing....
However, Liverpool is important enough, in the words of the song 'If you want a cathedral, we've got one to spare.
Actually, it quite amused me to find that the two cathedrals stand one either end of Hope Street. So not quite 'abandon hope, all ye who enter here'

This is Albert Dock, full of shops, nice little bistros, a museum, and the Tate Gallery



The Liver Building, with its' strange mythical birds on top. Probably Liverpool's most famous landmark. We had a taxi driver, who loved his city, take us on a quick tour of the landmarks, and he told us, he once had a lady in the cab who wanted to know how the Liver Birds got up there. Quick as a flash, he told her that originally there were four eggs..................




This is the modern-day Cavern Club. It actually lies across the road from the original building.



This impressive Art Deco building, is actually one of the ventilation shafts for the Mersey Tunnel



The pub where the Beatles used to drink. It lies within what has become known as the Cavern Quarter.



The Catholic Cathedral



This bronze statue of John Lennon shows him leaning against the wall of the building that originally housed the Cavern Club. The bricks on the wall behind him are inscribed with the names of all the singers and groups who appeared at the club over the years.

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