We entered the Central Library to see the circular reading rooms and were gobsmacked by the transformation - a huge atrium leading up four floors to an eccentric skylight. It was completed in 2013.
Monday, 31 December 2018
We took the bus into the city and visited Paddy's Wigwam. The oval decoration actually hides an electricity sub-station. The cathedral buttresses could be the landing legs of a flying saucer, folding out from the main body - very 1960s! Inside was quite dark without the sun shining through the glass. The bust is of St Oscar Romero, who was Archbishop of San Salvador and assassinated by a sniper in 1980 for his outspokenness about the regime.
Sunday, 30 December 2018
We arrived at our AirB&B in Wallasey mid-afternoon and headed down to the New Brighton front with tripods. There were some downward-facing lights under the balcony on the lighthouse, but these were intermittent. It was very dark and fishermen were going down to the shore to try to catch cod. The Liverpool docks opposite were well lit and working. Fort Perch was still there.
Saturday, 29 December 2018
Friday, 28 December 2018
We went in on the Park & Ride and bought tickets to go up the tower of Great St Mary's Church, but the winding stairs were steep and each step was too high for the girls, who gave up. We had Oreo milk drinks and played around a lot before going to Ye Olde Sweet Shoppe and buying rainbow lollies before waiting for the bus back - top deck, of course.