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Liverpool 2008
In October 2008, Mike and I went to Liverpool on a two day trip to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Here are some of my snaps.

We packed a lot in; other things we did that aren't pictured include Mike going on a ferry 'cross the Mersey, and visiting the Maritime and Slavery museums. We also went to Simply Heathcotes for dinner on the anniversary itself.


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First we went to see Antony Gormley's Another Place...

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... which comprises 100 lifesize sculptures on the beach.

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Each one had a nametag on their wrist.

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Gormley's just a little bit taller than Mike.

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Sculptures looking out to sea, with windfarm in the background and Wales in the distance.

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One was covered in mosslike growth.

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A small pool had developed under this chap.

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Many were covered in barnacles...

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...others were just rusting.

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Then we went to see Turning the Place Over, next to Bank station.

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A cutout chunk of building slowly rotates.

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Back to the hotel - Premier Inn, Albert Dock - which is in a converted warehouse.

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There are lots of wide arches.

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Also, curving brick ceilings and metal bars (we had this in our room too).

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View from our room of the dock and the Three Graces.

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View from outside, on the bridge between Albert Dock and the new Liverpool One area.

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The Anglican Cathedral at one end of Hope Street.

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A lovely stained glass window, somewhat spoilt by the neon underneath!

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I loved this view - the old stained window, new mezzanine restaurant and bookshop, and functional array of chairs. It showed the many uses this building has.

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Then along Hope Street to "the Phil" - the Philharmonic pub. Mosaics around the bar...

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...while a huge eagle looks on. The stained glass, mosaics and in particular the gents toilet are impressive, so do pop in if you're passing (it has full wheelchair access too - about the only place in Hope Street which does).

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It has two snugs called "Brahms" and "Liszt".

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The bright interior of the Catholic Cathedral, at the other end of Hope Street.

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It's known as "Paddy's Wigwam" - you can see why.

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Detail of the top.
And with that I was whisked off to the station and we travelled back home again!

This page last updated: 03 December 2008



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