It seems like every self-respecting city needs a permanent ferris wheel nowadays, and the Wheel Of Liverpool was the first thing we saw upon stepping out of the parkade.
We had parked right near the Albert Dock, which was probably the part of Liverpool I most enjoyed. The old stores all were redeveloped and now house cafes, restaurants, shops, and the Tate Liverpool. We initially went into the gallery to warm up and wait for the rain to stop, but ended up enjoying the Constellations rooms there for quite an amount of time. The idea was grouping artworks from different eras around one piece that had majorly influenced the others, and thus have you think about the connection and influence between different artists and their works.
We also happened on this tiny floating replica of Britain. A different version of this was used for the weather reports on a TV breakfast show in the 90s, and the presenter used to walk around on it while forecasting the weather in whatever region he was standing.
We then went into the city centre, looking for something to eat, and ended up having coffee and cake in the cafe at the Bluecoat Gallery. Seeing as we were there already and it was still raining, we decided to stay and walk through the exhibition. My favourite was (predictably), the installation of lace lamps by Tonico Lemos Auad.
We walked by the famous Cavern Club, where the Beatles used to play in their early days. They had live music on that day, but somebody (not me!) chose to be
boring sensible and not to go in for a drink and to wait for the show, because we still had a long drive back home. Probably a good call in hindsight...
The last sight we took in before heading out of town was Liverpool Cathedral, the largest, most impressive cathedral I have ever seen. I couldn't even get it at an angle that made it fit onto my camera lens. It is HUGE! The fifth largest in the world, apparently. We didn't get to go inside, but the outside alone was marvellous. Oh, by the way, see the blue sky? Of course the sun had to come out just as we were leaving...
So, these were my Liverpool highlights. I am sure if we had spent more there, I would have found more to love about it. Have you been? What did we miss out on?
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