These views of Liverpool are taken from a recent short trip to that port city in the north west of England. A city with a rich cultural and industrial past situated on the Mersey Estuary. Home of the RMS Titanic and many other such famous liners. These views of Liverpool show how it’s maritime past helped shape the vibrant city it is today.
So, a couple of weeks ago Lady Lynne and I went on a short, low cost, 3 day sightseeing trip to Liverpool.
This year all our annual holidays are staycations so we can save up for our mega trip to Hawaii and San Francisco next year.
Views Of Liverpool And An Active Lifestyle
Keeping active and especially travelling is one of the most rewarding experiences ever. They alleviate stress and open the mind to new experiences and environments. They also make us much more appreciative of the world we live in.
Anyway, without further ado, let’s get on to these stunning views of Liverpool!
Firstly and just a short walk from our hotel you can find the vibrant and completely redeveloped Albert Dock . It’s now a leisure complex housing pleasure craft, museums, bars and shops. A far cry from it’s original heavy industrial use.
The warehouses, built in 1846 were used to store all sorts of things from incoming cargo ships like brandy, cotton, tea, silk, tobacco, ivory and sugar.
Now, it can be thirsty work all this sightseeing! So, we shared this excellent bottle of Chateaneuf du Pape at one of Liverpool’s excellent French restaurants, Bistro Pierre.
That choice of wine was exactly the right one to compliment a fantastic dinner of mussels and beef bourguignon.
Views of Liverpool from the River Mersey
Anyway, back from our refreshments and taking one of the Mersey Ferries, you get a 50 minutes cruise around the estuary to see some of the best views of Liverpool.
One of the many stunning views of Liverpool, above, is the Port of Liverpool building. Again, this building itself is no longer used for it’s original purpose, as the port’s headquarters. But, what’s good to see is that it has been fully restored back to it’s original condition.
Plus, I certainly wouldn’t mind living in one of it’s luxury apartments, wouldn’t you?
Certainly one of the most iconic buildings in Liverpool is the Royal Liver Building. Opened in 1911 as the home of the Royal Liver Assurance group it now houses 15 different companies.
You can see the two Liver Birds on the front and back towers. One watches over the city and the other over the sea. Legend has it that if these birds ever fly away, then Liverpool will be no more.
Today, Liverpool is a bustling, vibrant city. A port of call for Luxury Liners.
The decline in it’s docks hit it particularly hard after the 2nd World War causing years of Industrial unrest and social problems.
Like Glasgow, Liverpool had to re-invent itself. Although I will argue with Liverpool laying claim to once being “the second city of the empire” as was stated on a wall inside the museum of Liverpool. That was actually Glasgow!
As you’ve seen so far there’s many stunning views of Liverpool to be had and the one above is particularly special.
The Stanley Dock Tobacco Warehouse is the world’s largest brick warehouse. It’s been largely disused since the 1980’s although there are plans afoot to develop it into apartments and businesses.
Wallasey Town Hall is on the opposite side of the estuary from the buildings above.
The town hall first saw it’s use as a military hospital in 1914. It was only after the war it became used for its original intended municipal purposes from 1920 onward.
As can be seen that’s quite a colourful painted boat above! It’s actually the ferry that took us on this views of Liverpool cruise. It’s been decorated as a “dazzle ferry” as part of the First World War commemorations.
And so, jumping back ashore from the cruise, Lady Lynne and I thought that the sign on the lightship in the background was particularly apt. It gives you a clue as to our next destination!
Well folks, I hope you enjoyed this selection of some of the best views of Liverpool from our recent trip.
Of course there’s so much more to Liverpool than just the above. I haven’t even mentioned, but I expect you know it’s also the home of The Beatles?
Well anyway, thanks for keeping up. And, I’ll catch you on Thursday for this weeks recipe. A delicious, healthy 30 minute pizza recipe. It’s one you just can’t miss. 🙂
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