Thursday 26th April
“If you want a Cathedral, we’ve got one to spare…..” so goes the old Liverpool folk song. They are situated either end of the aptly named Hope Street.
Both are fine looking buildings
But we both found that the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King (Catholic), also known as “Paddy’s Wigwam”, …….
….. had a more tranquil, calm feeling to it inside and that the stained glass worked to better effect here.
This Liver Bird doesn’t look like the ones I remember from the TV in the late 60’s!
Albert Docks and a view of the Three Graces.
The Ferry across the Mersey………….
Many of the old derelict building are now being refurbished. Its great to see new life being injected in this run down area of town.
A statue of the first world war truce, when fighting stopped on Christmas day 1914, is situated in the grounds of the bombed out St Lukes church which faces towards Bold street. The church itself is a monument to the 1941 blitz of Liverpool when it was almost destroyed after having been firebombed.
In the afternoon we took a drive out to Crosby beach which is just north of Liverpool, to see Anthony Gormley’s Another Place, which is 100 statues of iron men spread along 2 miles of coastline. We were lucky to visit when the tide was out to get the full effect. I found it both awesome and eerie at the same time!
Back to the hotel and a little stroll before tea, and a photo of the Three Graces at dusk. These buildings consist of The Royal Liver Building, The Cunard Building and the Port of Liverpool Building.
Well thanks lads we have had a great time in your city, it’s a shame it wasn’t a little warmer!
Goodbye Liverpool we have had a FAB 4 Days!