L IS FOR?
Liverpool is the nearest large city to where I live. Having lived in this area for some time now and being married to a 'Scouser' (native of Liverpool) I have rather a soft spot for this city. After London, the city has the largest number of listed buildings in the county, including the Royal Liver Building, which is probably the city's most recognisable building. The two Liver Birds that perch above it guard both the city and the sea. Legend has it that if the birds should ever fly away that the city will cease to be. The clock faces on the towers are larger than those of Big Ben and are in fact the largest electronically driven clocks in the United Kingdom. The photo below shows a relatively new aspect to the scene with the extension of the Leeds - Liverpool Canal along the historic Liverpool waterfront. This project was completed in 2009.
As well as the old, Liverpool has a myriad of new buildings some of which have proved to be rather controversial in their design. Here is the new museum which is due to open next year ~
and the One Park West building which was nominated for the 2009 Carbuncle Cup - an award for the country's most hideous new buildings ~
Liverpool is certainly a lively city and full of interest whether you are a history lover, art lover, music lover, sports lover or a lover of life - there is something for everyone. Do come and visit if you can. Now why not leap over to ABC Wednesday where there are more posts listed all featuring the letter L.