Shots in the City : Liverpool Edition
Shots in the City is a collection of photos from one city, showcasing hidden corners that aren't as well travelled with interesting facts about the place I photographed. Here is my hidden corners of the City of Liverpool.
No. 1 : Royal Albert Dock
No. 2 : Museum of Liverpool
Did you know? A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Royal Albert Dock is part of the Liverpool Maritime Mercantile City which comprises six locations in the centre of Liverpool. When it was first built, it was considered revolutionary as ships could load directly to and from the warehouses. However, since 1920s, the docks have been out of commission for their primary job and now house a variety of museums as well as storing shipments for travel on other transport such as by rail and road.
Did you know? The Museum of Liverpool is the newest addition to the National Museum of Liverpool group. Designed by architectural company, 3XN, the museum is specifically used for telling the story of Liverpool through its inhabitants, as well as telling how the city effects the wider world.
No. 3 : The Royal Liver Building
Did you know? Grade 1 listed, the Royal Liver Building is located at Pier Head overlooking the Mersey. One of the three graces on the waterfront alongside the Cunard Building and Port of Liver Building, it is one of the most recognisable sights in the city. Built for the Royal Liver Assurance group in 1911, it is now the joint fourth tallest building in the City, overtaken by the West Tower, Radio City Tower and Liverpool Cathedral.
No. 4 : River Mersey
No. 5 : Sefton Park
No. 6 : Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral
Did you know? The River Mersey's name is derived from Anglo-Saxon language meaning 'boundary river' as it may have been the border between the ancient kingdoms of Mercia and Northumbria. It is formed of three tributaries - the River Etherow, Goyt and Tame - and flows from Stockport into Liverpool Bay on the Irish Sea. The river was thrown in the spotlight by band Gerry and the Pacemakers who chose it as the subject of the top-ten hit single "Ferry Cross the Mersey."
Did you know? A Grade 1 listed historic park in the centre of Liverpool named after the area it is located, Sefton Park is a Green Flag and Green Heritage awarded park with beautiful features from fountains to glass houses to explore. This area of the Park 'The Field of Hope' is dedicated to Marie Curie and is planted with 1 million daffodilsfor those currently fighting and those who have lost their lives to cancer.
Did you know? Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral is the seat of the Archbishop of Liverpool and known by locals as the 'Catholic Cathedral' to differentiate it from its Anglican counterpart. Grade II listed, it was designed by architect Frederick Gibberd who won a worldwide design competition for his submission. Completed in 1967, it was specifically designed to enable the entire congregation to be more involved in the celebration of Mass by creating clear sightlines to the altar.
No. 7 : Liverpool Cathedral
Did you know? Designed by Giles Gilbert Scott, Liverpool Anglican Cathedral is the largest religious building in Britain. Constructed between 1904 and 1978, it is the longest cathedral in the world as well as the fifth largest cathedral in the world. It is built mainly out of sandstone from the local South Liverpool suburb of Woolton and continues to be a place of worship for the city as well as a tourist attraction for visitors.