Thursday, 31 January 2019

Walking The Dog

Ted may not be very bright, but he certainly looks good.  He's strong, too, as he managed to haul that tree out of the brook and halfway across the field.

Thursday, 10 January 2019

Back at the Pier Head

My last go at the Blue Hour here.  We had an Asian buffet supper and then Jon and I watched Man City v. Liverpool in McCartney's Bar on Hanover Street (2-1).  

Thursday, 3 January 2019

Along Hope Street

From the concrete suitcases to the Philharmonic Pub with its ornate marble Gents, the terrifying Diner, with the Mersey Funnel dominating the north end of the street.  On the way down Mount Pleasant is the Liverpool School of English, sister to the Glasgow School of English . . .

Up The Hill

There was a new war memorial in the grounds of the Leece Street Church, itself a memorial to the blitz of 1941.  In the background, on Renshaw Street, is a building echoed by the new LIPA Primary School on Cathedral Gate.  In Rodney Street, even the road signs have a Liver Bird on top.  Liverpool Cathedral is perched on the crest of the hill and encloses a huge space.  Outside is a sculpture made of 4000 knives recovered in amnesties in England.  Beside the cathedral is a quarry lined with headstones from old graves, including dead orphans.  The Gang of Four are pictured on the path leading down to it.

Liverpool by Day


Jonathan and Sue joined us yesterday and we had a Wetherspoon's meal.  It was good value, so we went back for breakfast today, then set out to show them the city.  From the top:  Ken Dodd's statue in Lime Street Station; War Memorial and Prince Albert's statue outside St George's Hall; fountain outside the Central Library (dating from 1877 - Liverpool did not become a city until 1880); small Celt outside the Library; Epstein's 'exceedingly bare' statue on Lewis's store in Lime Street.  

Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Liverpool in the Blue Hour

On 2nd January we moved from the Wallasey house to a hotel in the centre of Liverpool.  We couldn't check in until 2pm, so we went to West Kirby and walked along the causeway.  Once installed in the Premier Inn we took our tripods and went down to the Pier Head to get some 'blue hour' pictures.  The purple tower behind the Pier Head is a ventilator for the Queensway Tunnel.  

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

New Year's Day in Wales

As the buses weren't running in Liverpool and most places were shut, we took the car to Rhyl and walked along the prom.  The sea defences looked like a Trump wall.  Sarah and Ann went down onto the beach (Pic. 4) and I photographed the concrete shelters.  Then we visited the Talacre lighthouse, which leans a bit - I aligned the image using the sea, which should be level.