Liverpool June 2015

I am still tagging and indexing my photos. I have just been through some from June 2015 that were still as unloaded from my camera. These are from 21 June 2015.

Saturday 20 June 2015 was the Liverpool Ingress Anomaly that I attended and on the Sunday I had a walk around parts of Liverpool with my camera.

I was in a hotel near the Anglican Cathedral and my car was parked next to it. When I was at university the cathedral was still being built. Building started in 1904 and was not completed until 1978. This photo is of the window above the entrance on the North of the building.

This is a wider view of the entrance and the cathedral. It is the largest religious building in the UK I believe.

Just along from the cathedral, at the junction with Rodney St. you can look down Duke St. to the centre of Liverpool and see another iconic building – the Liver Building, which is down by the river.

A little further over from Rodney St is the everyman theatre on Hope St where the Anomaly “after” party was held.

And just across from there is the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral – yet another iconic building.

And just across from there is a building I remember well. The left hand section of the red brick building is the entrance to the Mechanical Engineering Department where I spent many hours in the early 1970s.

Down towards the centre were many other buildings I recognised but in 2015 several of them looked unused. This used to be Lewis’s. I think it is back in use again now.

The Grand Central Hotel looks as though it could do with a haircut.

In fact much of Lime St. and Renshaw St looked as though it could do with tidying up. A lot of the buildings were closed because it was only 8:30 on a Sunday morning. Hence the lack of people and traffic.

Most of this section has been rebuilt apart from the building at the far end. Across the road the building are concrete and glass of the 1960s and I am surprised they have outlasted the older buildings in this photo.

The Bluecoat Chambers on School Lane still looks as smart as I remember. It was built in 1717 as a charity school.

Seeing this arch at what is effectively the entrance to Liverpool’s Chinatown took me by surprise, but then I read that it is an arch from Shanghai. At the time it was the largest Chines Arch outside of China and much of it was shipped over from Shanghai in 2000 and rebuilt in time for the Chinese New Year celebrations.