A Liver bird


I found this on some random building in Liverpool, just off Water Street. I think its the Barclays Bank building. It is of course the classic iconic figure of a Liver bird. Last night I went to see a presentation on the forthcoming “Liverpool 1.” The plans are impressive and the site will look very nice when completed. It looks like there are restaurants built right into the side of the park, like a Hobbits house. The car park runs underneath the park. You’ll be able to go through the old HMV store and gain access to the new shopping areas via a lovely looking arcade. It all looks stunning. Then they tell you that the shops will be open by around May 2008 but the park won’t be open till *after* summer 2008. After? We’ll have the Matthew Street Festival and the River Festival where people always hang out at Chavasse Park. It seems it will still be a construction site during that time. I don’t know what’s caused the hold ups but its a shame. Still, the Liver birds are still here so there is still hope that Liverpool 1 will be a success and that the regeneration work will be a positive boost for the city. It was also nice to bump into Ian from Art in Liverpool and to meet Stuart from Feeling Listless, who has posted a more thorough review of last nights presentation.

Camera: Canon 30D // Lens: Sigma 24-70 // Focal Length: 36.0mm // Exposure Time: 1/200 // Aperture: f/5.0 // ISO: 400

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3 responses

  1. Pete, I love this photo. Really, really love it.

  2. I wonder what the star is for?

  3. Hi Pete, Yes it’s definately on the side of the old Barclay’s Bank building on Water Street. There is an interesting plaque on the side, which explains that during the Second World War, England’s gold reserves were moved from the Bank of England in London and deposited in this building’s vaults underground. No idea what the star represents though. I’ll ask around and let you know if I find out.