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The London Carriage Works, 40 Hope Street, Liverpool
Lovely Georgian building on the corner of Hope Street and Hope Place that has been tastefully converted to a hotel and restaurant.

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I shot this a few years ago before the awful Mann Island development spoilt the view. You can just make out part of the Strand Walkway as well. Now that’s something I was glad to see demolished. It always stunk of ammonia (he writes diplomatically ;) )
Liverpool Rooftop View

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Liverpool Waterfront Sunrise
Always makes me laugh when I read of some photographers making out what a sacrifice they’ve made to get up early to capture a lovely sunrise over Liverpool. I’ve been doing it for years and it’s a joy and a privilege to view the sun coming up from behind Liverpool. ‘Sacrifice?’ Balderdash, or what’s that other word beginning with the letter ‘b?’ ;)

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Liverpool to Seacombe Ferry, Royal Iris of the Mersey
Shot this while waiting to get back to Liverpool. It was the last ferry of the night and I made it just in time! :)

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The Lyceum, Bold Street, Liverpool

Lyceum, Bold Street, Liverpool

Had a nice walk around the Lyceum with Rod Hutchinson who was formerly the leader of the City Centre Planning and Urban Design Team in Liverpool.

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Corner of Sandon Street and Huskisson Street. Liverpool
Lovely Georgian housing in the Canning area of Liverpool

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Rush Hour on Lime Street, Liverpool

The wet miserable day was worth waiting for when night came and the lights came on.

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Lime Street Station, Liverpool

It was a miserable rainy day on Friday, but when the darkness arrives and the lights come on, it’s a photographer’s dreamscape :)

 

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Cartier-Bresson in Liverpool

Excellent article from Gerry about this great photographer

Passing through one of the rooms of the Walker Art Gallery recently I happened to notice, in the corner, a small display of photographs – some by Henri Cartier-Bresson alongside others by local photographer Edward Chambre Hardman. I was surprised to discover that not only had the great French photographer visited Liverpool in the sixties to make a TV documentary about the north, but that he had taken photographs less than half a mile from where I now live. It seems a little fantastical, the idea that the master of the ‘decisive moment’ wandered along Lodge Lane with his Leica.

But it’s true, as one of the photos on display at the Walker confirms. It’s a picture taken outside Lodge Lane wash-house in 1962. In those days there were still several public wash-houses in Liverpool, where women from the local streets who didn’t possess a washing machine would take their laundry. Most families had an old pram to transport cloths to the wash-house, and in the photo Cartier-Bresson shows the prams parked down the side entrance in Grierson Street. Kids would be ordered by their mums to mind the pram by standing outside for hours.

Read more and view more images at Gerry’s website

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Liverpool Docks Looking Towards Everton

The white block of flats called Corinth Tower was demolished in 2005. The two buildings on the top of the hill are Everton Library and St George’s Church (aka The Cast Iron Church)

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