A black and white visit to Liverpool

by Shaun Taylor February. 25, 2020 153 views

Liverpool is just a great place to wonder around and just soak up the history and atmosphere of a great city

Many of the old docks are experiencing a new life as a business to tourist venue. Princess Dock contains a mixture of both business and hotels

Liverpool Cathedral is the Church of England cathedral of the Diocese of Liverpool, built on St James's Mount in Liverpool and is the seat of the Bishop of Liverpool. Its official name is the Cathedral Church of Christ in Liverpool but it is dedicated to Christ and the Blessed Virgin. The total external length of the building, including the Lady Chapel, is 189 metres (620 ft) making it the second longest cathedral in the world; its internal length is 146 metres (479 ft). In terms of overall volume, Liverpool Cathedral ranks as the fifth-largest cathedral in the world[1] and contests the title of largest Anglican church building alongside the incomplete Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in New York City.[2] With a height of 100.8 metres (331 ft) it is also one of the world's tallest non-spired church buildings and the third-tallest structure in the city of Liverpool. The cathedral has been designated by English Heritage as a Grade I listed building.[3]

The Anglican cathedral is one of two in the city. The other, the Roman Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral of Liverpool, is situated approximately half a mile to the north. The cathedrals are linked by Hope Street, which takes its name from William Hope, a local merchant whose house stood on the site now occupied by the Philharmonic Hall, and was named long before either cathedral was built.

One of my favourite Cathedrals across the Uk it achieves the mixture of tourist venue and religious building

Liverpool also have some interesting public artwork

This is John King's 1998 sculpture, A Case History. Various items of luggage, cast in concrete, are stacked on the side of the road. The labels on the suitcases refer to notable individuals and institutions linked with Liverpool. It's the sight of familiar objects in unexpected surroundings, a favourite surrealist trick used by Salvador Dali and it gives this sculpture its particular allure.

The National maritime museum presents Liverpools maritime history in a varied and interesting way. It also has an interesting collection of historic boats around the dock

The Midland Railway good warehouse has been developed into offices

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