Friday, June 08, 2007

Showing Liverpool Off part two

On Sunday morning we drove over to the Albert Dock and had a walk round and a bit of a shop. We were going to walk through to the Pier Head but now that the building work has started you cannot go over the bridge through the dock. We wandered in the Tate and were fascinated by a strange art book in Japanese with a man who has his head imposed on to all sorts of photographs. Very weird. I showed Cath the statue of Billy Fury which is now accessible once again, having been moved from the Museum of Liverpool Life and the statue of the family getting ready to emigrate, sitting on their suitcases.

We went in the Heritage shop and guess what, they are still not selling any 800th birthday souvenirs, it makes me so cross. We had a coffee in the Pan Am Club and watched the beautiful people walk by before waving to the people on the yellow duckmarine.

A quick drive then round to the three graces and another walk with the dog. Looking back at the city from the side of the Liver Building gives a fascinating vista of the old and the new, Our Lady and St Nicholas, the parish church of Liverpool, side by side with new hotels, insurance buildings, the Unity building with the strange glass box on the top, cranes, work in progress... I promised her a trip on the world's most famous ferry next time she comes over.

We then went up to the Walker Gallery and had a quick look round as a bit of a taster before she comes back with artist partner Steve. A quick diversion to see the Super Lambanana and a drive round Sefton Park before going home for afternoon tea.

I am confident she went away with a good image of Liverpool - that is what being an Ambassador for Liverpool is all about!

1 comment:

Cath said...

I went away with a very good impression of Liverpool. I've only been once before that I can remember and it was a long time ago.
Funnily enough an old school friend that I have just regained contact with is a regular visitor from her home near Aberdeen (her sister lives in Liverpool) so, who knows, we may end up meeting there.
I'll be back!!