Echoes of My Neighbourhood: Liverpool

Belatedly, here’s a post for Jackie of A Cooking Pot and Twisted Tales ‘Echoes of my Neighbourhood’ prompt. Last week we had a day trip to Liverpool. It’s nearly two hours by train so by the time we arrived at Lime Street Station we didn’t want to travel much further. Luckily there’s plenty to see just across the road from the station:

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St George’s Hall

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The Walker Art Gallery, William Brown Street

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Liverpool Central Library, William Brown Street, slightly out of focus as taken from a moving bus!

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Walker Art Gallery, Big Art for Little Artists

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Big Art for Little Artists again: I think 12yo may have been, strictly speaking, not quite little enough, but she still enjoyed it! 

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One of the fishy residents of the Aquarium in the World Museum

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Wellington’s Column, William Brown Street

Although I could quite happily have spent the whole day on William Brown Street, we decided to venture further afield on an open top bus tour:

 

Chinese Ceremonial Arch, Nelson Street, Liverpool China Town

The Metropolitan (RC) Cathedral, locally known as Paddy’s Wigwam

View of the Anglican Cathedral across Queen’s Dock

The Echo Wheel, next to the Echo Arena and Duke’s Dock

The Three Graces, Liverpool Waterfront

It’s been 25 years since I left Liverpool. For a long time I didn’t miss it, being too busy finding my own place in the world. But now I’m older I love going back there and rediscovering old haunts – and sharing them with my daughters too.

 

Does your home town still hold a special charm for you too?

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