“Liverpool One” shopping centre has taken over part of the city centre featuring remnants of old warehouses that served the south docks, and flattened sites that as kids, we used to call “the debris” – remnants of World War Two’s Blitz.
Tales of Hadrian and Robin
Climbers on the craggy escarpment below Hadrian’s Wall, a former defensive fortification of the Roman province of Britannia – that’s England by the way. It originally ran a total of 73 miles (117.5 kilometres) across England from Wallsend on the River Tyne in the east, to Bowness-on-Solway on the west coast. Built near the border…
Everybody Razzle Dazzle
In January 2015, a Mersey ferry was selected as a “dazzle ship”; with a unique new livery inspired by First World War dazzle camouflage. Designed by Sir Peter Blake and entitled “Everybody Razzle Dazzle”, seven ship painters spent 10 days covering “Snowdrop” in a myriad of colour.
Under the Boardwalk
Not much fun of the Drifters variety to be had under this boardwalk…
Hands and Molecules
A disused power station glimpsed through a sculpture of a pair of giant hands emerging from the ground to cradle the molecules.
The Selfridges Building department store, in Birmingham’s Bullring Shopping Centre in England, was completed in 2003 with a steel framework, a sprayed concrete facade and 15,000 anodised aluminium discs mounted on a blue background….
“I am not a number”
The beautiful beach that appeared in “The Prisoner”, a cult TV series launched on British TV screens in 1966, in Canada the following year and in the USA in 1968. The story followed a British secret agent (Patrick McGoohan), who, after angrily resigning from his job prepares to make a hurried departure from the country…
The Mystical Liver Birds…
Why are these two mythical birds perched on the clock towers of the Royal Liver Building on Liverpool waterfront?
Stormy day on Brighton Pier.
Brighton Palace Pier emanates an old fashioned British seaside charm even in the midst of wild, wet, windy weather – and despite the climate remains popular, with over four million visitors per year (in normal times). Since opening in 1899, the pier has been featured in many works of British culture, including the gangster thriller…