I am currently on a train from Liverpool to London. Mark is staying in Liverpool a couple more days, while I will spend some time going sightseeing, with perhaps another trip to another part of England. I haven’t posted for the last couple of days because our apartment’s wifi wasn’t working. It’s amazing how dependent we become on the internet!
We spent the weekend in Liverpool and looking around the city centre, the suburbs and also the peninsula called Wirral, which is just across the river Mersey (we didn’t take the ferry though). Here are some sights:
These are known as the ‘three graces’: The Royal Liver Building, The Cunard Building, and the Port Authority Building. They dominate the waterfront. The clocks in the Royal Liver Building are the biggest in England (they even beat Big Ben).
A statue of King Edward VII.
The Anglican Cathedral.
Albert Dock. This is the home to the Liverpool Tate Gallery, among other things.
Barges.I love barges!
The Titanic Memorial (the Titanic was registered in the Port of Liverpool).
St George’s Hall.
Liverpool also has beautiful parks, gardens and woods (yes, woods in the middle of the city!):
Thanks to Selina and Andy for taking us on a great tour of Liverpool and the surrounds!
Liverpool is also the home of The Beatles, so we saw the entrance to The Cavern Club:
We also drove down Penny Lane, saw the “shelter in the middle of the roundabout”, John Lennon’s childhood home, Strawberry Fields, and the Eleanor Rigby statue:
We had just missed Beatles Day, but I bought a wig anyway:
It looks really bad on me!