Whilst strolling from the station to our Liverpool office I spotted this.... not difficult to miss as it is huge. Apparently it has been on Paradise Street since November, but I have not been over that way since the summer.
It is a Pillar of Friendship and is spectacular.
Under the leadership of master smiths from nine countries, 300 blacksmiths from all over the world worked together to forge the 15 separate pieces that make up the pillar.
This is a blog entry from one of the blacksmiths ... Adrian Wood. This is his designed piece.
What a buzz that must have been to work on something like this
As I approached the dock area I notice these structures dated in the 1850s. They stand opposite the road where my ancestors settled after they cam over from Ireland in the early 1850s. They would have stood at one stage looking at these as I did this last week. It was a starnge feeling.
It passed through my mind what they would think of the regeneration and the fact that these massive trading warehouses are now apartments.... my ancestors lived about 15 to a house back then with no sanitation .....
The park is undergoing a transformation, the lake has been drained and the statue of Eros is back after a long absence as is the bandstand.
These images just had to be solarised... I love the way it has picked up the bird in the photo on the right
The Park was opened in 1872 another area where my ancestors would have strolled around too.
my gt aunt & uncle Sefton Park C1930