Tuesday, 11 October 2011

ABC Wednesday - Maritime

They had a series of posters outside the Museum of Liverpool on the theme "Made in Liverpool" , these two feature the blue and red of the two football teams and the Mania of the Beatles, a product of the local Merseybeat scene. Music is still everywhere in Liverpool which may be one of the attractions of the numerous tourists who also make their way to
the Albert Dock for its shops, restaurants, bars and museums. Six areas of the historic centre and docklands have been designated UNESCO heritage status as a "Maritime Mercantile City"
 and there were quite a few old sailing ships in the dock which is now a location for pleasure craft (the Maritime Museum is the building on the right).  The workhorses of the merchant marine are miles down the road in the working docks. Worth a mooch if you are interested in industrial history for there are vast areas of docks which are gently decaying and mind blowing to imagine when all these miles were full of ships coming and going.  One thing will be the same today as it would be then
seagulls doing battle with mussels. This is a juvenile who was not having a lot of success with its potential dinner, I think the shell might remain unopened  

The Letter M entry for this week's ABC Wednesday - A Journey from A to Z


Roger Owen Green said...

nice socks.

I sure remember the 1964 mania!

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

mrsnesbitt said...

Liverpool - a great place for a day out on the motorbike.
Thanks so much
ABC Team

Gigi Ann said...

Poor birdie, I hope he found something else to eat.

photowannabe said...

I would love to visit this fine city. It looks like my kind of place. Nice photos.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Love the images and would love to visit.

Chubskulit Rose said...

Love that last shot.

Would you like to read some Loving Messages that Melts My Heart? Please come on over.

Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio said...

I've never eaten a mussel. Somehow, I don't think I would care for them even though many rave about them. I do love clams however...Great photos and a great post!

VioletSky-Sightlines said...

The Albert Dock looks like it has been nicely restored. Liverpool sounds like a much more exciting city than I would have imagined.

Meryl said...

What a lovely visit to Liverpool!

Scriptor Senex said...

That's my hoMe - good old Merseyside! Thanks for showing everyone some of the city and the Mersey.

Tumblewords: said...

Looks like a marvelous place - I'd love to visit!

Mildred said...

Very nice entry for M day with marvellous shots!
Thanks for sharing;o)

Have a nice and happy day****

Liz Hinds said...

He'll soon learn.
Ah, the Beatles. Never bettered.