Crete Pilgrimage 2016 - Day 39



We decided to stay a while in Liverpool. I had driven through it once before, to find where my great-great-uncle had lived. But this time we experienced the history of this great city. We crosed the Mersey on the ferry, walked around the old docks, walked up to the Cavern Club and visited the Beatles Museum.


The warehouses at the docks, now apartments, hotels and shops
Billy Fury, one of many Liverpool performers immortalised in the city
The Merchant Marine Memorial, to the men who sailed from Liverpool and other ports
The Liver Bird Building that dominates the skyline
One of the Liver Birds
View across the Mersey River
Down river to the new port
The air ventilation system for the road tunnel under the Mersey
Across the Mersey lies the tourist attraction: German U-Boat U-534
And an Enigma Machine
One of the Mersey ferrie painted in modern "Razzle-Dazzle"
People queueing up to "take the ferry cross the Mersey"
Street scene in Liverpool close to the Cavern Club
The Cavern Club - but the tourist version, not the original
Bronze Beatle lounging arouond
Some of the gold records from Liverpool
The "Liverpool Wall of Fame" with the names of all bands who appeared at the Cavern Club between 1557-1973
More tourist traps
Entrance to the Beatles Story
And just beside it, our hotel
The top windows were in our room
One of the original cranes used to lift goods into the warehouse
Tourist kitch was everywhere
All you need is love... and tea... and coffee...
and a cat... and a dog!
That's us with the Beatles.
Didn't realise they were so tall...
"The Crossing" in commemoration of an estimated 85,000 who sailed from Europe to America from 1851-1900
"The Crossing" statue
The "love locks" have invaded Liverpool
Part of the harbour front

And after all this we took in the Antiques Roadshow live, visited Nottingham and found the grave of another Froggatt ancestor, and then drove back to Heathrow to return the rental car. And to find that the flat tyre we had in the rental car would cost us £200 because we had not taken out the extra insurance, that would have cost us more than that amount.

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