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Cultural Trip

Post by Gladstone on Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:20 am

Been away to Scouseland for a few days, breaching my restraining order, I know. Iíve put magnets round the electronic tag, deflecting the signals: no one is safe.

Plenty to see and do in Liverpool, some better than others. But what struck me is the exploitation of their biggest musical product. All over the city are tributes to the Famous Four, as I recall they were known. There is even a large building named after them ->



Statues aplenty too in honour of the band ->



Anyway, I was there for the culture, and while looking for Wetherspoons pubs which are dotted around near Lime Street, I stoated into the World Museum and Walker Art Gallery next door.

I liked the fish:-

............but wasnít impressed with some of the vulgarity on view. Children and old folk were in the building, for fuckís sake. Embarassed



Knowing crown likes arty stuff, off I fell into the Walker: some real pish on view there! The one on the top was about 8 feet wide with a wee, poorly drawn football on wheels in the centre, while the lower piece looked like a combined effort from a pre school class.



Yet I liked this big hamster cage:



Outside, on the pavement, a Banksy:



Later, something to dilute the cheap beer: ĎYouíll Never Eat Aloneí was this local eateryís slogan->



Of course, no trip to the City of Thieves would be complete without a trip to The Cavern................



................which has many statues nearby, feeding on the Queen phenomenon......



and this one of Peter and Gordon


Hereís Brian May!


Of course, I had to visit the William Gladstone pub, just across the road from the Brian May statue, which offered a bottle of wine for under a fiver, and a pint of beer under £2. Donít know who these folk on the wall are. Looked sort of familiar. Smile



One place I fitted in well was here: Chinatown. I didnít know anything about the place before I went. A bit scruffy, but it supposedly scrubs up well for festivals.



I'll be welcomed back any time.


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Re: Cultural Trip

Post by Immo on Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:23 am

cheers

Top traveloguing Gee. Smile

I worked in L'pool in the 90s and went to The Cavern. It's on the site next door to the original site innit? scratch It's a great city and I loved it when I was there.

Did you not go on the ferry? With such a stout lookin anorak, I assumed you might've. Very Happy


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Re: Cultural Trip

Post by Gladstone on Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:45 pm

Immo, the Cavern is on the same site as originally: down about 5 flights of stairs and you're there: the pic with the box office is the original Cavern, the one with John Lennon leaning on the wall is 'The Cavern Pub' just across the road, both on Mathew Street.

My wife's feart of boats, so no, we weren't on the ferry (you cheeky Gok Wan you). That's a Leeds United jacket, can't you see? Very Happy
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Re: Cultural Trip

Post by supermo on Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:39 am

Good review G. There's not really much to Liverpool these days, is there?

Anyway you deserve kudos just for suggesting you might wear a Leeds United jacket on Merseyside Very Happy

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Post by niall o,dhubghaill on Fri Feb 25, 2011 8:26 am

I,m just back from 3 days in Aberdeen, i would have taken pic n nat, but i couldnt be arsed and i was mostly pished, only thing to do in that dreich cauld place. oh and when i got back at 11:30 last night, my motor was lying smashed to fuck, so bad that today the insurance scrapped it. Evil or Very Mad

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Re: Cultural Trip

Post by JimmyMcGrory on Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:12 pm

I'm pissed, be back tomorrow to give this a proper read Glad

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Re: Cultural Trip

Post by SnakePlissken on Sat Feb 26, 2011 11:26 pm

a review from Jimmy?....i had one of them ...it was so scathing i left the business No
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Re: Cultural Trip

Post by JimmyMcGrory on Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:03 pm

SnakePlissken wrote:a review from Jimmy?....i had one of them ...it was so scathing i left the business No

I'm sure you'll get over it snake, did I ever say you were funnier when ...... Very Happy

Looks like a good trip Glad, I should probably make the effort sometime to go to the likes of Liverpool, Manchester etc but to be honest I can't really be arsed with cities. I tolerate Glasgow for the football and cheap drink, Edinburgh because its quite scenic but I'm happiest in some hotel set in the middle of nowhere. As long as its got a bar and does chicken in a basket Cheers

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