It has been about 10 years since I’d been to Liverpool properly. When I enter the city I just love the imposing Liver building.

I did a quick Google to find out a bit more about the city to write this blog. Obviously I know about the most famous connection of the Beatles and being the city of culture in 2008, but didn’t realise how historic it was! 

Just a few facts:

  • It became a city in 1880
  • It’s the “World Capital City of Pop” by Guinness World Records
  • Liverpool was the site of Britain’s first provincial airport, operating from 1930.
  • Frank Hornby who produced three of the most popular lines of toys in the 20th century: Meccano, Hornby Model Railways and Dinky Toys.
  • Liverpool Shipowner Sir Alfred Lewis Jones introduced the banana to us in 1884.

After a bit a retail therapy in Liverpool one.

As it was a whistle stop visit decided to make the most of a nice day and go on the  Liverpool eye. Was good value at £9 each was slightly windy and certainly was rocking as we went round! It did however give a birds eye view of the city.

Back on firmer land, it’s nice having a mooch around the Albert Docks.

Peace monument in honour of John Lennon

Some new buildings had sprung up since my last visit.

Found one of the Lambananas as well as two little ducks.

Visiting the Liverpool museum is on my to do list next time I visit. I love the imposing liver, Cunard and port authority building. These iconic buildings are what symbolises Liverpool for me.

On the way home, I can never resist a trip to Crosby beach to see Anthony Gormleys men on the beach. They are fascinating and for me there is something very special about being on a beach, next to the sea with these strange sculptures.

My birth year

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