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A Day InLiverpool [Mar. 15th, 2011|10:04 am]
Tony Grist

Jenny and Ian- my sister and her husband- are visiting us. Yesterday we went over to Liverpool.

We took them to Crosby to look at Anthony Gormley's iron men. The tide was further out than I've ever seen it- and I was able to walk out to view a Gorm who spends much of his time underwater. He's very crusty.





The Tate Gallery at the Albert Dock is closed on Mondays. We should have checked before we set off. Instead we went round The Slavery Museum.

Since I was last at the Albert Dock it has acquired this lively statue of the rock and roller, Billy Fury.



Albert Dock has the largest concentration of Grade 1 listed buildings in the UK. Here Jenny and Ian admire the Dock Office, which served for a while as Granada TV's local HQ


Finally, here's a view across the Dock towards the Liver building- with its birds


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[User Picture]From: veronica_milvus
2011-03-15 12:58 pm (UTC)
I'm looking forward to going back there. We "did" the Tate but didn't have time for the museum of slavery, which seemed interesting. The Scousers didn't bite, then?
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2011-03-15 07:59 pm (UTC)
No, they were pretty friendly.:)
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[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2011-03-15 03:34 pm (UTC)
I've not been to Liverpool...yet...and would also love to see the Iron Men. I've seen so many wonderful photos of the different perspectives. I like the photo with the wind farm in the background very much.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2011-03-15 08:02 pm (UTC)
Thanks.

I love the iron men.
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[User Picture]From: sovay
2011-03-15 04:26 pm (UTC)
Since I was last at the Albert Dock it has acquired this lively statue of the rock and roller, Billy Fury.

He and the iron man, paired, look like a strange memento mori: sum quod eris, fui quod sis, bronze and high tide.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2011-03-15 08:03 pm (UTC)
Yes. :)
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From: amritarosa
2011-03-15 05:22 pm (UTC)
Ooh I like the crusty sea guys! Quite Protean :)
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2011-03-15 08:03 pm (UTC)
like something out of an early episode of Dr Who....
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[User Picture]From: ron_broxted
2011-03-15 05:45 pm (UTC)
Gormley, daft. Billy Fury excellent!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2011-03-15 08:05 pm (UTC)
The Fury statue isn't great art, but it's fun.
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[User Picture]From: endlessrarities
2011-03-16 09:05 pm (UTC)
Lovely pictures! That Gormley statue is indeed very crusty!!
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