Saturday, 21 March 2009

A trip to Liverpool

My first photo of Friday was taken in the early hours when a trip to the loo found this girl already occupying the bathroom. I evicted her on the basis that my need was greater than hers!

Around 11 o’clock I had a coffee break.

Jo’s clients were only booked in for the morning so when she came home I had a cup of tea on the patio with her and a few House Sparrows.

Jo then drove Richard over to Liverpool and I went along for the ride. I don’t know why we say ‘over’ to Liverpool when we actually go ‘under’ to Liverpool through the Mersey Tunnel.

The light at the end of the tunnel!

This statue of a man with a hod is not far from the entrance to the New Tunnel but what it commemorates I have yet to find out. It has only been erected in recent years and my trips to Liverpool have been very few and far between.

Nowadays it is rare to see roads with cobble stones or sets as most of them have long since been covered with tarmac but occasionally one finds a bit of unused roadway that still has these square stone sets.

I haven’t been along Edge Lane for years and I was delighted to see all these painted houses when we drove down there today. The houses have been compulsorily purchased for road widening at the end of the M62 motorway and as part of the Capital of Culture works last year all the boarding up was painted.


  1. I've really enjoyed visiting here and your other blog cjs in exeter. So many interesting photographs from your part of the world. I'll be back!

  2. wow , you took quite a bit of pics - some are very striking - the first one of the tunnel, I find very good. And I love the colors of the painted houses. and also your last pic - the bomination of the colors is just very attractive. Happy Spring to you :)

  3. Thanks Pam and Jeannette. I do so like getting comments - especially when they are complimentary. I guess we all like to be stroked!

  4. Under...through...a tunnel? I don't know how I'd feel about that...hmmm. We have these in the U.S. too but I've never been under there.

  5. We always do say "going over to Liverpool; I never realised how funny that is. I love your vety different take on the city; those painted houses are great. I never noticed the hod-carrying man; how unobservant am I!


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