A natural history and gardening blog based on our garden in Pensby, Wirral, Cheshire, but with very occasional excursions farther afield.
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.
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