Sunday, 13 May 2018

Liverpool - A City Guide | My First Trip To Liverpool, A Photo Diary | A Few Of My Favourite Spots.

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Recently I went to Liverpool for the first time and I absolutely loved it! I didn't know what to expect from it, apart from the obvious Beatles references and the Liver Birds which look out over the Mersey and the city. I felt like even though I was there for four days, there is still so much for me to see and do so a return visit is definitely on the cards for later in the year which I cannot wait to do! Today I thought I would share some of my favourite photos from my trip and tell you about the places I visited just in case you were thinking about planning your own trip to Liverpool - which, by the way, you totally should! 

Ok so the photo above was taken at Pier Head in Liverpool and shows the Port of Liverpool Building with the city explorer bus just in front of which I took advantage of on my first day in Liverpool, thankfully the weather was lovely and I was able to sit back and enjoy taking in the sights of this new city. I always say you should take a ride on these tourist buses if you ever get the chance as for me it means I can get my bearings and figure out where everything is. A bit like going up somewhere high and seeing everything from above, another great perspective and something I also did in Liverpool when I went up Radio City (where I managed to save 20% on entry thanks to my bus ticket! See, it really does pay to take t'bus!) 

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This photo (^^) is again taken at Pier Head and this time shows off the Liver Building and the statue to King Edward VII. It is said that the Liver Birds on top of the building are male and female, although no-one knows which way round this goes! One is looking out to sea whilst the other checks the pubs are still open so I'll leave it to you to decide who does what, although the one looking to the sea is said to cry every time a virgin walks past!! Haha!! 

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This photo is of the Memorial to the Engine Heroes of the Titanic. It was commissioned following the tragic sinking of RMS Titanic on 15th April 1912 and acts as a reminder of all those brave men who didn't leave their posts and who supplied electricity and other amenities for as long as possible so others could survive. When it was unveiled it was simply dedicated '..to all heroes of the marine engine room..'. It was commissioned by the White Star Line of Liverpool and the Institute Of Marine Engineers and designed by Sir William Goscombe John.   

Before the memorial was completed, the Empress of Ireland sank  in 1914 with the loss of 1,012 lives and the Lusitania sank in 1915 with the loss of 1,201 lives. This memorial is one of the first in Britain to specifically honour the sacrifice of working men. 

It is especially poignant because The Titanic was registered in Liverpool, along with Carpathia which was the ship involved in rescuing all 705 survivors of the disaster. 

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Of course I took a photo of the famous four!! How could I not?! It arrived in Liverpool in December 2015, was donated by the Cavern Club and was sculpted by Andrew Edwards. I was lucky there were no people around when I took this photo as when I went back on my last day I would not have been so! Highly recommend getting a selfie with the boys if you happen to be in the city! 

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Liverpool has two Cathedrals - The Metropolitan and Liverpool Cathedral, both located on Hope Street and very easy to find. The photos above show The Met, I just love the shape of it so unusual and unlike any other church/cathedral I have ever seen previously. 

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These three are from Liverpool Cathedral and it was absolutely stunning inside and out. Despite the weather I climbed the 108 steps up to the top and took in the sights from above. 

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Saw these on Hope Street and couldn't not stop to take photos! How unusual!? not really sure why they were there or what they represent but they make a good picture!  



A few photos from Albert Docks. 











I hope you've enjoyed seeing a few photos of my trip to Liverpool, I can only rave about this amazing city and how much I loved it. I cannot wait to go back and explore it again later this year. Let me know if you've ever been and where your favourite spots were. 

Love, Sarah
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