Trip to Liverpool, UK.
As part of my vacation in UK , 2014.. click here..
Liverpool was one of those cities which far exceeded my expectations. Love Liverpool! Although it was not one of the best days. Whereas I had gotten used to drizzling almost everyday; the day I arrived at Liverpool, I was greeted with heavy downpour. I remember the thought process, that I just have this day to see the city, and I have to make the best of it! So I did!
In the year 2004, Liverpool – Maritime Mercantile City – was inscribed as a cultural World Heritage Site by the World Heritage Committee.
– Liverpool played an important role in the growth of the British Empire and became the major port for the mass movement of people, emigrants and slaves, from northern Europe to America. These movements of people had a major impact on the global population today.
– Liverpool was a pioneer in the development of modern dock technology, transport systems and port management. Its innovative techniques and types of dock, dock facilities and warehouse construction had worldwide influence. Liverpool was instrumental in the development of industrial canals in the British Isles in the 18th century, and of railway transport in the 19th century.
– Liverpool has a large concentration of civil buildings in one area. Any passenger arriving from Lime Street Station see the city’s major gateway for arrivals: St. George’s Hall, World Museum Liverpool, Liverpool Central Library, Walker Art Gallery, and many monuments and memorials. “The scale of these buildings with their classical columns, pediments, porticoes, cornices and sculpture help to create an exceptionally fine parade of civic buildings”.
– All four Beatles – John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr – were born in Liverpool. The museum “The Beatles Story” and their popular hangout places are must-see Liverpool attractions.
– Liverpool has two cathedrals: The Liverpool Cathedral and the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral. The Liverpool Cathedral is the largest Cathedral in the UK. I could not see it, but I spent quite some time at the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, which is perhaps the only circular cathedral, has the largest crypt, and boasts of beautiful stained glass windows.
– Liverpool has more public sculptures than any place in the United Kingdom aside from the City of Westminster. It has been described by English Heritage as England’s finest Victorian city. However, due to neglect, some of Liverpool’s finest listed buildings are on English Heritage’s “Heritage at Risk” register.
Liverpool – Maritime Mercantile City – UNESCO World Heritage Site
2014 vacation: UK.. click here..