Friday, 15 May 2015

The Three Graces

Well, two of them anyway.  Postcard-type snaps for you today, continuing the series from my visit to Birkenhead and Liverpool in 1984 and 1987.  First off we have the Royal Liver Building itself.

Royal Liver Building
The famous Liver Birds are perched on top - one looking towards the river, the other towards the city.  Apparently they are a mixture of an eagle and cormorant and as usual with such icons there are a number of stories about their significance to the city.  Apparently they don't get to flap their wings many times (nudge nudge wink wink).

Clearly I didn't think much of the middle Cunard Building, as I have no photograph of it - but here is the Port of Liverpool Building:

Port of Liverpool Building

What a beautifully proportioned building.  Eh, they don't build them like that any more...  Out front there is a statue of Edward VII on a horse:

Edward VII statue, Port of Liverpool building in the background

The last photograph today is from the Albert Dock area - specifically Granada Studios.  Richard and Judy broadcast This Morning from there, and yes that was the place that Fred Talbot did his weatherman thing with the floating map, but that's enough about him.  Quite an impressive modern complex though - I love all the brickwork:

Granada Studios, Albert Dock
One more day of around and about The Wirral and its environs and then it's back to Norn Iron - for a wee while anyway!

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