What a fabulous building
I was really pleased to accept an invitation to the opening of this wonderful architectural gem.
We all enjoyed the ceremony, although the Prince of Wales would not be my top choice as speaker, he seemed genuinely pleased to be in Liverpool, to see the building again and to open it.
The singing and the drama performance were great and he definitely enjoyed them both as he asked to meet the students from JMU again later.
Apparently royal protocol asks that the proles remain seated and dont wander about while the PoW is in the building so we had to keep our legs crossed, (or knees bent, depending on your leg room) but we got through it okay. Lots of the great and good were there. Fascinated to see that Rex Makin felt slighted by having to sit in the fourth row. The elected representative by and large were on the 11th and 12th rows.
He said (sorry that is Charles, not Rex) we need to consider much more deeply the natural rhythms and patterns of the earth and rely less on technology. He said that a third of the world's topsoil has been damaged in the last 50 years by mass farming and agriculture technology, scary stuff.
There was also something about boiling frogs in water, but we dont want to go there.
I was at a Park's Scrutiny Panel last night when we talked about the way in which our urban development is changing the water table and water courses, and affecting the quality and nature of our water in lakes. Perhaps the PoW had something there!
Fabulous building, I am never tired of visiting it or wandering round. Lots of scousers that I talk to have never been inside, make that a top priority for your summer holidays, it is something for us all to be immensely proud of!