Friday, September 18, 2009

People still building amazing churches

Craig and I are not religious people, and we only visited the Liverpool Cathedral because they were hosting a wildlife photography exhibition, but we were so impressed by the size, beauty and magic that awaited us inside this building.
I don't feel right photographing churches on the inside, but trust me it is worth a visit. It's enormous! It left Craig and I feeling in awe of the vision of the people who built it, and those who have recently modified it to incorporate a shop, gallery and a restuarant to make it a vibrant part of the community and retaining its role as a church. I even got to light a candle for a recently deceased aunty.
And amazingly it was only finished in the 1970s.

Liver Building

I think the Liver building in Liverpool is lovely, and enjoyed seeing it peeking above the other buildings as we explored Liverpool. The birds on the building is apparently a mistake, a result of a miscommunication between the client and the architect - but I like them even more for that.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Beatles mania

You can't do Liverpool and not do Beatlemania - we explored Cavern Lane, The Beatles exhibition and I even took in the 4D movie at the pier head.

Indulging in the galleries

Liverpool is a lovely city that celebrates its beautiful buildings and the beauty it can hold - art and history. My favourite surprise was the World Museum Liverpool where I loved their World Cultures collection, especially its artefacts from Africa, Asia and the South Pacific.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Antique Roadshow comes to Leeds

On a miserable day in Leeds, eager punters queued to have their treasures appraised and to have the chance for their 5 minutes of reality TV fame. At lunchtime the queue snaked the length of the Town Hall stairs. Sadly my camera broke and I couldn't work out if I could go in and just watch, so frustrated I just headed back to work.