søndag 28. august 2011

Liverpool - Part Four: The Day of the Great Photo-Walk-2 - 30th July 2011

Gambier Terrace - Photo:RandiAa©
Gambier Terrace - Photo:RandiAa©
When leaving the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, I wanted to trace some of the streets, buildings and sights I had seen from "up above". Probably I wouldn't have spotted them without the help of Russell the Liverpudlian.
The group split up now and then but was reunited at "crucial stops" (like at the Phil and the Metropolitan Cathedral)
I liked the Gambier Terrace area where John Lennon had once lived.
From the Tower we could see the KIND garden  (The Kids in Need and Distress Charity) Russell told me he had helped made for the children.
We found the street - and we found the garden:
The area around Hope Street offered incredibly many interesting sights.
Here are a few of them:
Liverpool College of Art was one, with the "suitcases" of former celebrity students outside the building - John Lennon for one has been a student here:
Another was The Hanemann Hospital:
Next stop -36 Hope Street, Liverpool, Merseyside - The Phil:
Around this corner - a glimpse of Bodil just entering the pub
Entrance to The Phil - Photo:RandiAa©
The importance of the pubs to the English is well known - even if you don't feel like drinking a Pub-visit has a lot to offer: the building itself, the architecture, and not to forget the atmosphere.
Thus "The Phil" is indeed worth visiting. This spectacular Art Nouveau pub is opposite the concert building the Philharmonic Hall and a great place to visit before or after concerts. Now the pub has become a city attraction with its ornamented interior and furniture:

The Phil - Photo:RandiAa©
The Phil - Photo:RandiAa©
The Phil - Photo:RandiAa©
The Phil "upstairs" diningroom - Photo:RandiAa©
A big laugh in the Phil's Gents:
Women were not the frequent pub-goers in earlier times, therefore the "Ladies" is not that spectacular as "The Gents". This must be the most beautiful toilet in a public house (Pub). Walls decorated with tiles in pink and romantic colours indeed a lavatory so grand that women are invited to view it.
And Russell thought I ought to pay it a visit…we sneaked inside while it was empty - I quickly fired some shots, then a to me unknown gentleman turned up - having an errand there. He understood my mission, I said I was done, and added just for fun: "but for a man peeing in this lovely environment"..."just a moment" he said, and then (I like the sense of British humour):

Posing in The Phil's gents - Photo:RandiAa©
The Phil's Gents - Photo:RandiAa©
Still there are some more sights to show from the great Photo Walk - not to make this post too long I'd better continue......
Also see - Liverpool - Part One: THURSDAY JULY 28TH
Also see - Liverpool - Part Two: FRIDAY JULY 29TH
Also see - Liverpool - Part Three: SATURDAY JULY 30TH - The Great Photo-Walk 1
Also see - Liverpool - Part Four: SATURDAY JULY 30TH - The Great Photo Walk-2
Also see - Liverpool - Part Five: SATURDAY JULY 30TH - The Great Photo-Walk-3
Also see - Liverpool - Part Six: SUNDAY JULY 31ST - My last day in Liverpool
Liverpool, a set on Flickr - Photo:RandiAa©

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