What a beautiful day in Liverpool. I thought I’d go for a bike ride around Liverpool’s impressive Georgian Quarter and Cathedral Area. Scooby enjoys running alongside. The pictures speak for themselves!
Whilst travelling with the RLPO, Scooby stays with my old next door neighbour, Richie Guiness. This is the view the dog enjoys, all day, from Richie’s appartment.
On the other side of St Bride’s is the lovely architecture of Percy Street.
Just past Percy Street we encounter the awe inspiring sight of Liverpool ‘Anglican’ Cathedral. Magnificent!
Around the back of the ‘Anglican’ is the beautiful and secluded ‘St. James’ Mount.’ This area is reputedly the oldest garden in Liverpool. I’m sorry about this photo; I hadn’t noticed Scooby ‘cocking his leg’ as I took the picture!
Below St. James’ Mount are the wonderful gardens formed out of a former quarry and former cemetery, St James’ Gardens.
The gardens still contain several graves, some very important ones historically, a spring said to prolong life and the well known Husskisson Memorial.
The steep sides of the quarry have what have become known as the promenade approaches; used for funeral processions. They are lined with former catacombs.
The sight of the cathedral is awesome from every vantage point, but seems particularly immense close-up.
This city centre park always seems to be Quiet. There are so many things to see, but I always enjoy this view of Gambier Terrace.
A nice view of The Oratory overlooking remaining tombstones.
The view of the Oratory from it’s front. I am always amused by Tracy Emin’s sparrow on a stick, reputedly worth in excess of sixty thousand ponds.
The Oratory was closed today, but I find the interior of this building a fascinating experience. I was in there recently to see an art installation, and took great pleasure in tying Scooby up to Tracy’s bird whilst I went inside.
Another aspect of the ‘Anglican’. This view has ‘Hope Street’ behind me.
Turning round, I’m able to see the Catholic Cathedral of Christ The King, at the far end of Hope Street. The ‘Lutyens Dome’ has enabled the witty local populace to refer to it as ‘Paddy’s Wigwam.’
Scooby and I are on Canning Street now, one of my favourite roads in Liverpool.
Beautiful early Victorian houses leading to our next inner city public park.
Towards the far end of Canning Street we pass one of the few ‘modern’ buildings here. Sadly, the only building to be bombed in the Georgian Quarter was the German Church. Irony aside, this quaint little garden, overgrowing the Kirche, is strangely fitting here.
Falkner Square, formerly known as Falkner’s folly, is another hidden gem in this area. Spectacular fauna.
Another view in Falkner Square
After a good run in the sunshine, this dog is getting a bit tired. He’ll be 11 years old next week. How time flies!
Still happy though…