Liverpool Cathedral

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Our last day in Liverpool we visited the Cathedral Church of Christ in Liverpool.

It is just incredible.  Also quite hard to Photograph without a Tripod, also very hard as there is always lots of tourists around,

Including me !!!

Cathedral

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From Wikipedia

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 theBishop 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 207 yards (189 m) making it the second longest cathedral in the world; its internal length is 160 yards (150 m). 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 331 feet (101 m) 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 byEnglish 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.

Royal Liver Building

LiverBirds Liverpool

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Two More Pictures from around Liverpool City and Albert Dock.

You Can see the Royal Liver Building in the distance with the Clock Face.

The Clock Face is actually bigger than Big Ben’s in London and I Have recently found out that my Mothers Grandfather

participated in the Lunch around the Clock Face before it was put in place . You can see the picture ref3906

on the Website. here (http://www.liverpool-city-group.com)

From Wikipedia,

The Royal Liver Building /ˈlvər/ is a Grade I listed building located in LiverpoolEngland. It is sited at the Pier Head and along with the neighbouringCunard Building and Port of Liverpool Building is one of Liverpool’s Three Graces, which line the city’s waterfront. It is also part of Liverpool’s UNESCOdesignated World Heritage Maritime Mercantile City.

Opened in 1911, the building is the purpose-built home of the Royal Liver Assurance group, which had been set up in the city in 1850 to provide locals with assistance related to losing a wage-earning relative. One of the first buildings in the world to be built using reinforced concrete, the Royal Liver Building stands at 90 m (300 ft) tall. It was the tallest storied building in Europe from completion until 1934 and the tallest in the United Kingdom until 1961. The Royal Liver Building is now however only the joint-fourth tallest structure in the City of Liverpool, having been overtaken in height by West TowerRadio City Tower and Liverpool Cathedral.

Today the Royal Liver Building is one of the most recognisable landmarks in the city of Liverpool and is home to two fabled Liver Birds that watch over the city and the sea. Legend has it that were these two birds to fly away, then the city would cease to exist.

Albert Dock

Liverpool Eye

 

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Visiting Liverpool at the moment staying at the Albert Dock.

A couple of Pictures from last Nights Walk.

From Wikipedia

The Albert Dock is a complex of dock buildings and warehouses in LiverpoolEngland. Designed by Jesse Hartley and Philip Hardwick, it was opened in 1846, and was the first structure in Britain to be built from cast iron, brick and stone, with no structural wood. As a result, it was the first non-combustible warehouse system in the world

The Street

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Bereft of residents

Families and friends now long gone

Sounds of everyday life have fallen silent

Bulldozers and hard hats

Regeneration!

(In memory of Humphrey St Bootle Liverpool)