In July, we decided we needed a weekend away, and picked Liverpool as our destination, as we hadn’t been for many years.
We arrived on Friday morning, and after finding our hotel, went for a walk down towards the docks.
I love the mix of old and new buildings around the river, and we got our first glimpse of the ferries in the docks.
There is no mistaking which city you are in with this statue
And of course, the Liver Bird.
We came across other sculptures on our walk, this one was a crazy telescope
All along the seafront, the tradition of attaching love padlocks continues
At last we saw the wonderful Dazzle Ferry coming across, which has to make you want to burst into song
Rather than see everything the first day, we wandered back to the hotel, and found The Underground Gin Society bar nearby, which had to be investigated.
Next day we continued our wanders, venturing around the docks
Lunch just had to be Fish and Chips with this lovely view
We visited a few of the museums along the waterfront,
and then ventured into the city towards the Cathedrals.
En-route we found this water feature that we stood and watched for ages
We were unable to visit the Cathedral, as they were holding degree ceremonies, so we entered the Chinese Quarter via this ornate archway, the largest ceremonial arch outside China, I believe
More walking took us down to the shopping areas, and these umbrellas over one road
Ian was amused that the new Shopping Centre is called Liverpool One, and has a Liverpool FC store, but next door is the Everton store, called Everton 2, making the score 2:1 to Everton.
In the docks, the cruise ship Disney Magic was moored and the streets were busy with princes going for a visit.
The majestic building were begging for more shots as we visited the Museum of Liverpool Life. There were stalls and fair rides along the dockside.
Later on we passed the big wheel
After checking out the Gin Society for a few more samplings, we rested our weary legs for the night.
On our last day we strolled to the World Museum for our last bit of culture
and a last view of the sites of Liverpool
Finally , could these be the next big band, playing in front of a Beatles mural?