Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Penny Lane

The sight of the submarine took me back a few decades to the famous song The Yellow Submarine by the Beatles. 


From what I saw, these boats are available on hire (in docked condition) where you can have a party inside.  Next to that is the Titanic and hence the tilt to the aft in the boat. 


The skyline shows the modern buildings and the two birds watching over the city from the Royal Liver Building. 


According to popular legend, they are male and female pair, the female looking out to sea, watching for the seamen to return safely home, while the male looks towards the city to watch over and protect the families of the seamen. The liver bird is the symbol of the English city of Liverpool.  Most of the old buildings have this pulley system to haul up the furniture, probably the stairs are too narrow to lug them up. 



Liverpool is a lively and happy happy place, famous for the birthplace of the Beatles. As the plaque below says, the Beatles are synonymous with the city. I liked the Bronze statue erected at the pier side and could be the most photographed statue in Liverpool. 



Penny Lane could be the street that is most photographed. John Lenon and Paul McCartney used to meet at Penny Lane to catch a bus to town. Their shared childhood experiences on the street inspired them to write the song which was released in 1967


Drove around and managed to get some pictures of Liverpool. (made a short video on it) The Metropolitan Cathedral built in 1967 has a modern look compared to the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral. 



The suitcases you see at Hope Street are actually cast in concrete and if you look closely you can see the names of people who were from the city of Liverpool like Charles Dickens, , Henry Booth,  Dr Malcolm Sargent, Sir Robert Jones and The Beatles (all four). 


And finally a picture that I was looking for in Liverpool 



25 comments:

Jim and Sandie said...

Great tour of Liverpool. And I love the statue of the guys walking down the street. Thanks.

Julia - Vintage with Laces said...

Thank you for the lovely tour! I'll probably hum "Penny Lane" all evening. :)

Anonymous said...

Good write up - Theresa Mathew

our awesome travels said...

Looks like a fun time you had there.

Rajesh said...

Wonderful coverage of the place.

Liz A. said...

Love the pulleys on that building. Too bad they don't do that on current buildings. That would be so helpful for many people moving in and out.

Christine said...

Thanks for the tour and video!

Sujatha Sathya said...

I really liked the idea of the suitcases with the names and the legend too of the male and female pair

Anonymous said...

Nice pictures of Liverpool Joe. Let's see the complete trip Joe -
Terence

Vineeta Yashswi said...

Lovely captures...

Gattina said...

You bring back memories to me I was in Liverpool at the same places 3 years ago ! I liked the city!

Anonymous said...

Great Blog. Your pictures speak a thousand words, they really capture the history and beauty of the place. - Lolly

Peter Kouwenhoven said...

Interesting, you have a new follower...

David Gascoigne said...

Very nicely done. It is great to see that this once mighty industrial and shipping hub is still able to attract tourists. The Beatles no doubt have much to do with this.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Sounds like a wonderful trip! I'd love to see Liverpool some day.

Noushka said...

Totally in accordance with what my friend David said!
Lovely tour through your eyes and lens!
Thanks for dropping a word on my blog :)

Fundy Blue said...

Hi, Haddock! I enjoyed seeing your photos of Liverpool and hearing the legend of the birds watching over the seamen and their families. I was born in Nova Scotia which has lost far too many fishermen and seamen to the North Atlantic. I would not hire the Titanic party boat, for sure! Liverpool will always be synonymous with the Beatles. I, too, will have "Penny Lane" stuck in my head all day, but at least it replaced "Yellow Submarine" in my mind. Have a great day!

Anna - Alina said...

Cool place to visit!

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Lowcarb team member said...

I love the bronze statue of the Beatles, it's brilliant.

All the best Jan

Theresa Mahoney said...

Liverpool looks like a fun place to explore. I really like the story about the birds looking out to sea and over the town. The boats are quite interesting. I'd definitely rent out that yellow submarine! The Titanic though? I'll pass lol

trees said...

Visited Liverpool while in Britain four years ago only to see the Beatles and it was worth every penny! Those born in the 50s and 60s will know what I mean !

Pat Hatt said...

Sure looks like a great spot to explore indeed. Unlike the Liverpool that is a couple towns over here haha

Bijoux said...

I love the 'walking' statues. Looks like a wonderful trip.

Poppy said...

Lovely tour of Liverpool. I enjoyed reading about and seeing pics of the pulley system!

Poppy

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