Blogs from Merseyside, England, United Kingdom, Europe - page 5


Europe » United Kingdom » England » Merseyside November 24th 2015

Went into Liverpool for the day, visited the largest anglican cathedral in the world, it is well worth a visit. It has the tallest windows of any cathedral in the world. Then took a short walk to the catholic cathedral, it is the only round cathedral in the western world, there is another one in Brazlia the one in Liverpool was built on top of the foundations of what would of been the largest cathedral in the world, but because of the second world war there was no money left to finish it, so they built a much smaller one and made it round so more people could fit in. It has a nick name, called paddys wigwam. In the crypt there is door that has a large round stone that can be rolled into place ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Merseyside November 23rd 2015

Fascinating day visited the touring weeping window of poppies from the Tower of London... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Merseyside » Liverpool September 2nd 2015

Another day in Liverpool. A bit of a sleep in after a great night before, then off to breakfast looking over the water. Looking forward to going on the Sandeman's walking tour of Liverpool again. What a great way to see the area and find out the history of Liverpool. Starting off from St Georges Hall. The Queen Victoria statue of her on a horse is still one of my likes and at the other end is the statue of Prince Albert on a horse also. Across the road we see the Liverpool Empire Theatre. The buildings here are solid and timeless. We started off on our little jaunt, following around the art gallery and to St Johns Gardens and the Hillsborough memorial. Down Whitechapel street and to the Eleanor Rigby statue. Of course from here ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Merseyside » Liverpool September 1st 2015

An early rise to the start of a busy day, but not until I have a full english breakfast before departing. As I stroll past the Casino and down to Queens wharf taking in the fresh air. I thought it quite amusing as I am walking down past the Wapping dock and I see 4 ducks crossing the road (Just like the Beatles did at Abbey Road). It made me smile as they waddled their way across the road to a lawned area to meet other ducks. Walking up to the Echo Arena, I decided to go on the Wheel of Liverpool to get a good view of the Mersey river and the city from high above. While on it though, the rain came down - luckily I was not out in it and it did ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Merseyside » Liverpool August 31st 2015

Today, I take the National Express to Liverpool. The countryside from the bus was amazing leading toward the end of summer and into Autumn. It's Beatles week with only 2 days left, so I arrived with enough time to plan seeing some bands and visiting all things Beatles. This is perfect for my time after I arrive. It was late afternoon when I finally did arrive and take a taxi to my hotel. My hotel was in a lovely spot, south of Albert Dock but on the water. The Dolby hotel was perfect where I could walk to the main city centre and get some nice views too. The evening sunset looked amazing from the lovely dining room with a full window looking out to the Mersey river. An easy day with relaxing and a stroll ... read more
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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Merseyside » Liverpool June 17th 2015

While we have a little time on the train from Liverpool to London, am writing an update on our adventures from yesterday. On Tuesday, we left London Shepherds Bush for Euston Station about 0830. I note this because rush hour on the tube is an adventure all by itself: an incredible mass of humanity pressing ahead full speed on escalators and stairs, then squeezing a truly amazing number of people into the subway cars. We were glad to reach our train, where we had room to breathe. The ride from London, a little over two hours, was relaxing. Saw a lot of the English countryside, with large green fields, tree groves, pastures full of cows, and cottages, many of which were separated by hedge rows. We arrived about 1220. Liverpool is a bustling port city, and ... read more
Radio City Tower
Magical Mystery Tour Coach
Penny Lane

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Merseyside » Liverpool June 16th 2015

Greetings from Liverpool! It's after midnight, and Andrew and I just got back from a great evening at the Cavern Club. It has been an incredible day. We are really tired, so will update during the train ride back to London tomorrow. Am posting one picture that exemplifies the day. See you tomorrow.... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Merseyside » Liverpool May 22nd 2015

We decided that our next ‘holiday’ would be back in the UK to visit family. The last time we were back was 6 years ago, so we were a little apprehensive about what we might find! A Big Bird and a bit of a nightmare journey We were so very excited to be flying for the first time on the A380…aka Big Bird and Emirates was our airline of choice. Just our luck that it went wrong…our initial flight from Hong Kong was delayed by 6 hours, which meant we missed our connection in Dubai. Emirates were terrible with communication (i.e. all their staff disappeared!) and we found out about the delay when the departures board changed! We were given a princely HK$75 food voucher each (that’s £6.25!) to spend in either Starbucks or McDonalds and ... read more
Former White Star Line building
Food stalls, traditional pork
Innovative food truck and name!

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Merseyside » Wirral March 11th 2015

Well finally the flight day has arrived. We are all packed in good time which makes a change for us. John was actually home & all finished worked before I was which is very unusual due to him being a paramedic & the shifts he works we usually end up flying the day he finishes a long 12hr night shift. We both woke up extra early before the alarm even went off excited for our trip & I cannot believe how organised we are for once. We’ve just gotta do the school drop & then off to the airport we go. The meet & greet, fast track tickets & the airport Lounge is all sorted & confirmations printed out in holiday handbag all ready aswell as passports boarding tickets hankies & whatever holiday junk is in ... read more

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