“Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen”
If someone had asked me what I knew about Liverpool, England prior to our visit in July, I would have said that it was the birthplace of the Beatles. I have never been so pleasantly surprised by a city. It was modern and energetic, but with a real sense of history! Liverpool was a borough since 1207 and a city from 1880. The city’s expansion was largely brought about by its status as a major port, which included its participation in the Atlantic slave trade. Liverpool was the port of registry of the ocean liner RMS Titanic, and many other Cunard and White Star ocean liners such as RMS Lusitania and Queen Mary! It’s status as a port city has contributed to its diverse population, which was drawn from a wide range of peoples, cultures, and religions! Tourism forms a significant part of the city’s modern economy. Please join us as we take a tour of one of our favorite stops in the British Isles!
The Liverpool Waterfront is one of the most recognized skylines in the world. The Pier Head is a riverside location in the city centre and is part of the Unesco World Heritage Site. The site encompasses a trio of landmarks! One of these is the Royal Liver Building consisting of two clock towers, both crowned by mythical Liver Birds.
Water quality in the Mersey was severely affected by industrialization. With campaigns to improve the quality, it was announced in 2009 that the river is cleaner than any time since the “industrial revolution”!
The Albert Dock is a complex of dock buildings and warehouses opened in 1846. It was the first structure in Britain to be built from cast iron, brick, and stone, with no structural wood. As a result, it was the first non-combustible warehouse system in the world!
Today the Albert Dock is a major tourist attraction. The Merseyside Maritime Museum was one of the most interesting museums that we have visited and it was free of charge. The international importance of Liverpool as a gateway to the world, including its role in the transatlantic slave trade and the RMS Titanic, is shown in the museum’s collections!
Liverpool has a large colorful multi-cultural population, a high percentage of which is Chinese. Liverpool Chinatown is the first chinatown established in Europe. The entrance is landmarked by a beautifully crafted traditional Chinese arch, imported piece by piece from Shanghai!
The church was badly damaged during the Liverpool Blitz in 1941, and remains as a roofless shell. It now stands as a memorial to those who were lost in World War II.
The Three Graces…Royal Liver Building, the Cunard Building, and the Port of Liverpool Building on Liverpool’s historic waterfront!
The Georgian architecture, waterfront skyline, their friendly culture, and the endless museums…these are just a few of the reasons why I found Liverpool a pleasant surprise on our visit to the British Isles! Be sure to stay tuned for more on Liverpool’s very own Beatles and The Merseybeat in the coming weeks!
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