Out Now!

Friday, 15 August 2014

Liverpool was once the second city of the empire. Imagine that. Imagine, too, how many people would have seen this skyline approaching and departing from the city.

 You need the Ride of the Valkyries for this one - and sharp eyes. But as we descend and the mist disappears, its beauty becomes clear

Back in time sea farers would have seen this

Or this in 1959.

                                                                    But way before this

And in 1911 this. Note no Liver Birds on the Liverbuilding. They came a year later.

                                              But the Lusitania came often before it was sunk.

                                                 Meanwhile the Liver birds are being built

                                                                         And erected.

                                                                         In 1915

  The 1920's


                                                                  World War II

Back to the present, a blend of old and new.

And now a small collection from those who love their city.

So much beauty. But don't forget all this was built upon this:

And this:

And the docks where by grandad worked and supported eight children

All these pictures have been taken from the talented and generous members of:


Maria Zannini said...

It's beautiful.

What are the Liver Birds supposed to symbolize?

Mike Keyton said...

Thanks, Maria, and apologies for replying so late. We have only just got back from a week in Nimes and I'm busy catching up.
Ref the liver birds I suspect they're basically cormorants. There's a nice saying that one looks out to welcome seafarers home, and the other looks down at the city to make sure they're safe when dead drunk.