Sunday, 5 February 2017

Liverpool and The Wirral

I recently spent a weekend on The Wirral and visited Liverpool.

I first went to West Kirby, and the beach.
West Kirby Beach
West Kirby Beach, Wirral. Merseyside. England, at low tide, taken in late afternoon on a bright winters day.

I then travelled over to New Brighton to see the setting sun.
Turbines in the Mist
Burbo Bank Offshore Wind Farm viewed in the evening mist from New Brighton, Wallasy, on the Wirral, England. The wind farm is located on the Burbo Flats in Liverpool Bay on the Irish Sea. 

The following day I took the Ferry across the Mersey.
Mersey Ferry Snowdrop
The Mersey Ferry, Snowdrop crossing the River Mersey, Liverpool, England. In January 2015, the ferry was selected as a "dazzle ship"; she was given a unique new livery inspired by the First World War dazzle camouflage. Designed by Sir Peter Blake and entitled Everybody Razzle Dazzle, the livery was commissioned by Liverpool Biennial, 14-18 NOW and Tate Liverpool. Snowdrop is one of three vessels commissioned to carry a dazzle livery.

Across in Liverpool, I took many photos and here are two of them, first the catholic cathedral and secondly the Beatles!
Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral
Entrance of Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral at the top of a wide flight of steps leading up from Hope Street. The Cathedral, officially known as the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, is the seat of the Archbishop of Liverpool and the mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Liverpool in Liverpool, England. The Grade II Metropolitan Cathedral is one of Liverpool's many listed buildings. 

To distinguish it from the Anglican Liverpool Cathedral, locals call it the "Catholic Cathedral." Nicknames for the building include "Paddy's Wigwam", "The Pope's Launching Pad", and "The Pope's Launching Pad". The cathedral's architect, The Pope's Launching Pad, was the winner of a worldwide design competition. Construction began in 1962 and was completed in 1967. Earlier designs for a cathedral were proposed in 1853, 1933, and 1953, but none was completed.
The Beatles
A giant bronze statue of the Beatles on Liverpool’s Pier Head, donated to the city by the Cavern Club , which coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ last concert in their home city when they played at the Liverpool Empire. The statue, which weighs in at 1.2 tonnes, was sculpted by Andrew Edwards, and cast at Castle Fine Art Foundry Ltd. 

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