Tuesday, 1 March 2011

More Liverpool Lurve

 A Pair of Passing Superlambananas at Runcorn Station


After visiting the Gormleys at Crosby beach, we headed back into Liverpool to the Maritime Museum at Albert Dock.  We were woefully short of time there, and have planned to head back soon.

The perspex figure of Aphrodite comes from the liner Reina del Mar.  The anchor below is from the Conway; you can get an idea of its size from the teeny pedestrians next to it.

In the dusk below you might just about be able to see two Liver birds.  (For those of you of "a certain age" - myself included - apologies for that earworm I've just introduced "What's got four arms, longs to grab ya, answer is two Liver birds...")

From our lofty perch in the restaurant, I ordered what the menu described as mini cakes.  The waitress apologised that they weren't exactly mini.  OH managed to finish them off, with the exception of the banana cake.  After a plate of brownies.

We heard a distant hooting, and the yellow duck boat plunged into the dock (on purpose, I hasten to add).

Finally we grabbed a cab to the Philharmonic.  At the traffic lights, the cabbie turned around, looked at us carefully and asked if we meant the pub rather than the orchestra...  "The Phil" is architecturally gorgeous, with the men's loos being so spectacular that women are invited to go and view.  I passed up on the offer, but OH assures me that they were fabulous.  The main room and bar are both gorgeous, and it was a perfect end to the day to snuggle up in some wing chairs with a drink.   The decoration is called the "murmur of the sea" and features mermaids to the left and mermen to the right.  Look at that gorgeous ceiling...


  1. You certainly managed to pack a lot into your day. Photos have come out well.

  2. Thanks for these. The waterfront has changed so much since I left 4 years ago.
    Sue xx

  3. Thanks for the Liverpool trip - you have seen so much and must be really enjoying yourselves. Love that sculpture by the way. '36

  4. Great pics - I went to Liverpool when I was a 9 year old and my cousin took me to see the new film "South Pacific"!! I have never forgotten my trip on the ferry across the Mersey from Birkenhead! Thanks for your comments on my blog. Have a great week.
    Don't forget to pop over to our shop and put your name down in the next gift draw.

  5. Sounds and looks great! You had a wonderful day! I would have eaten the entire plate too. :-)

  6. Great pictures and what a trip... you sound to have really enjoyed yourselves

  7. Sounds like you had a great trip to the 'pool. I do like how the lights from the train carriage reflected in the window are in parallel with the overhead lines in the first pic. (if that made any sense!)

  8. That's somewhere I've never been, maybe I will one day.

    Sounds like you're having a wonderful time enjoying the sights and sounds - even if it wasn't your OH's hand you were holding on the beach!!!!

  9. I have come back for another look at these amazing pictures.
    Thanks for joining in on my ramble to myself on my blog. I left a mesage for you, but it is here in case you don't go back to mine.

    Hi Bernie!!
    I have never eaten Jerusalem artichokes....but I so badly want to.

    They are the royalty of allotments and gardens and I will try to grow them.
    Thanks for reminding me.
    Sue xx

  10. Fabulous piccies. I could've ate all those cakes but then... I am a pig :P