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Liverpool is a port city in north west England which has emerged brightly from years of economic decline; and it's home to the great Liverpool Football Club. Oh, and Everton - June 2013. And I've squeezed in a few pictures of Stratford-upon-Avon at the bottom of this page - October 2015.


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eng2920Graffiti on Parr Street in the Ropewalks quarter - Liverpool


eng2922Social comment in Ropewalks - Liverpool


eng2921Ropewalks is the centre of Liverpool nightlife with a mass of bars, nightclubs and restaurants - Liverpool















eng2926The 19th century St George's Hall - Liverpool















eng2929From the steps of St George's Hall - Liverpool


eng2933Next to St George's Hall is the Walker Art Gallery, Central Library and World Museum Liverpool - Liverpool


eng2938More social comment in Ropewalks - Liverpool















eng2939The city's Catholic cathedral is the futuristic Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King. Or Paddy's Wigwam to the locals - Liverpool














eng2942Cute Lambananas are all over Liverpool, made following the city being the European Capital of Culture in 2008


eng2946'A Case History' is an interesting and quirky sculpture on Hope Street, between the city's two cathedrals - Liverpool


eng2950Inside Liverpool Cathedral - Liverpool















eng2960Take in the city, including the Catholic cathedral, from the cathedral's 101m tower - Liverpool














eng2957The River Mersey separates Queen's Dock from the Wirral peninsula - Liverpool


eng2967The Echo Wheel of Liverpool stands to the left of the Albert Dock warehouses - Liverpool


eng2968Hoylake Wind Farm lies off the coast of the Wirral in the Irish Sea - Liverpool















eng2970Walk down from Liverpool Cathedral to Chinatown- Liverpool















eng2973The famous Royal Liver Building was completed in 1911 - Liverpool


eng2974On top of the Royal Liver Building is the Liver Bird, symbol of the city and also Liverpool Football Club - Liverpool


eng2977King Edward VII stands in front of the Port of Liverpool Building - Liverpool















eng2978The Port of Liverpool Building is one of the 'Three Graces' that line the riverfront at Pier Head - Liverpool
















eng2980In true Gerry Marsden style, I took the Ferry cross the Mersey from the Pier Head, Liverpool


eng2988The massive Liverpool Cathedral. The central tower is where I went for the sweeping views earlier on this page - Liverpool


eng2992Between the Liver Building and the Port of Liverpool Building is the Cunard Building, which used to be the headquarters of Cunard, owners of the Titanic - Liverpool














eng2993The Port of Liverpool Building as seen from the ferry - Liverpool















eng2996aMore cute lambananas, the name of which derives from lamb and banana, two of the trading commodities coming in/out of port in days gone by - Liverpool


eng2997Walk past Canning Dock on the way from Pier Head to Albert Dock - Liverpool


eng3004Canning Dock, with the Port of Liverpool Building in the background - Liverpool














eng3002Billy Fury was a Liverpool singer famous in the 1950s & 60s, at the Albert Dock - Liverpool















eng3008Albert Dock is the riverfront's tourist centre with bars, restaurants and souvenir shops - Liverpool


eng3007Albert Dock is the port of call for the International Slavery Museum, Tate Liverpool, Beatles Story and the Maritime Museum - Liverpool


eng3012There's novelty boats for rent at Salthouse Dock, including a 'yellow submarine' - Liverpool















eng3013A second yellow duckmarine boat sinks in the space of a few months - Liverpool















eng3018Salthouse Dock with the Albert Dock warehouses - Liverpool


eng3020The Echo Wheel of Liverpool stands in front of the Arena & Convention Centre opposite Albert Dock - Liverpool


eng3024The River Mersey and the Albert Dock waterfront - Liverpool















eng3025The Beatles Story is a museum dedicated to legendary band The Beatles - Liverpool














eng3034Further on is the Liverpool Yacht Club, near Navigation Wharf - Liverpool


eng3038The gardens at the front of the massive Liverpool One shopping district - Liverpool


eng3042Late night in a Liverpool high street















eng3055John Lennon stands outside the Cavern Club. The surrounding bricks are inscribed with names of performers at the club over the years - Liverpool














eng3113You'll Never Walk Alone on the Shankly Gates welcomes visitors to Anfield - Liverpool


eng3114The Hillsborough Memorial remembers the 96 that died on 15 April 1989 - Liverpool


eng3082The home dressing room - Liverpool















eng3092The famous Anfield sign at the top of the steps leading to the pitch - Liverpool















eng3104eng3067The Spion Kop is home to the hardcore supporters of Liverpool


eng3116Scouse comedian Ken Dodd and the late MP Bessie Braddock at Liverpool Lime Street station - Liverpool


eng5445aStratford-upon-Avon is a couple of hours train-ride north west of London














eng5448Its claim to fame is the birthplace (pictured) of world famous playwright and poet, William Shakespeare - Stratford-upon-Avon














eng5450Shakespeare was born in this house on 20 April 1564 - Stratford-upon-Avon


eng5453His home, along with other notable buildings associated with the bard, is now a museum - Stratford-upon-Avon


eng5461The city has plenty of distinctive Tudor black-and-white timber buildings. This one, Tudor World, is a museum dedicated to the Tudor era of the 15th and 16th centuries - Stratford-upon-Avon













eng5462On the right is Harvard House, a town house built by the grandfather of John Harvard (of Harvard University fame). On the left is The Garrick Inn, the oldest pub in Stratford-upon-Avon














eng5460The Holy Trinity Church rises above the Avon River - Stratford-upon-Avon


eng5458Locks separate the Avon River from the Stratford-upon-Avon Canal - Stratford-upon-Avon


eng5492In Shottery, a couple of miles from Stratford-upon-Avon, is Anne Hathaway's Cottage, where Shakespeare's wife lived before getting married













eng5466Back in Stratford-upon-Avon, another of the Shakespeare homes is Nash's House, where his granddaughter Elizabeth lived.
In later years the playwright lived next door at New Place. Demolished centuries ago, a garden has taken its place













eng5465No doubt an excellent place to stay is the Shakespeare Hotel. But not on my budget... - Stratford-upon-Avon


eng5468The 13th century Guild Chapel - Stratford-upon-Avon


eng5471These 15th century almshouses provided homes for the elderly - Stratford-upon-Avon













eng5475Shakespeare's daughter Susanna lived in Hall's Croft with husband John Hall - Stratford-upon-Avon
Visit the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust website for details of the Shakespeare historic homes open to the public












eng5478A short walk south of Hall's Croft is the Holy Trinity Church where Shakespeare is buried - Stratford-upon-Avon


eng5482In the foreground is the original font where Shakespeare was baptised. His grave is ringed with cloth, behind the railing and framed sign - Stratford-upon-Avon


eng5484William Shakespeare died on 23 April 1616. This funerary monument was erected in 1623 by friends and his widow Anne Hathaway - Stratford-upon-Avon















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