Friday, August 30, 2019

Help, just anybody

Yes, so we are in Liverpool, home to The Beatles but not before we stopped in Stratford upon Avon, the home of Shakespeare and what a lovely place it is.


I guess as we departed Wales. Wrap your tongue around that! One family group I forgot to mention earlier was comprised of a father who seemed to be main carer of the two teenage children. The mother preferred to be off on her having a glass of wine and cigarette. We think one of the children was a boy, but we were never sure. I suspect some autism and he pronounced the name of the Welsh railway station perfectly. I see the arrogant Swiss prick in the left of the photo.





Had we the time we would have loved to take a boat trip on the River Avon.



I think we lunched here. The weather was very pleasant, neither too hot or too cold.


It seemed like a long day and probably was, from Cardiff to Liverpool via Stratford Upon Avon. But I have no need of solace at the the Liverpool Cathedral. I think we had a break at Stoke on Trent.




An optional extra was to see The Beatles museum and we did. I am not a great Beatles fan and they were bit before my time, but it was interesting enough.




For some reason I really like this photo of mine.








We had the opportunity to go to the Cavern Club where the Beatles kicked off but we were ****ed tired and gave it a miss.


Hmm, our hotel room seems a little cramped.


There were things to see the next morning.




One Penny Lane sign not so smart but in my mind there is another.


The other rather nicer.




Lest you think Lennon was a poor working class boy, he wasn't.




No idea what this building is but a do like a nice cock clock.


Were we on the way to somewhere?



24 comments:

  1. Love your descriptions of fellow travellers, John said you sound like me.
    Loved the Beatles Museum, you didn't miss anything at the Carvern Club.

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    1. Jackie, it is quite possible we have similarities. I really wasn't fussed to see the Cavern Club.

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  2. Loving travelling with you. Vicarious travel is about my limit these days, and I thoroughly enjoyed these photos - without the fatigue OR the fellow travellers.
    Off topic and referring to one of your earlier posts. I was sent a parcel from Mackay over a week ago. Tracking it this morning I see it has reached Brisbane.

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    1. Thanks EC. I expect your parcel is travelling on the back of a turtle.

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  3. I like the bronze statues of the Beatles,I recently read a wonderful Paul McCartney biography,and your photos of the Museum are great, especially the photo of a very young Cilla Black.

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    1. Cheryl, aren't the statues just terrific. They are larger than life size by about half. There is only one photo that can be Cilla. Even though you pointed her out, I can't recognise her.

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  4. Love the photos. The Beatles certainly take me back. Unfortunately, they weren't before my time. Heh.

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    1. Oh well Sandra. I little bit in my time I suppose.

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  5. Oh I so love the statue of the Beatles walking through Liverpool! Beautiful! Truly enjoying the trip!

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  6. I love a lot of the Beatles songs. Like....Here Comes the Sun.

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    1. Strayer, that is not a bad one.

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  7. I once had to drive through Liverpool at about 1 am; I've never been as frightened in my life! There were weird gangs of individuals hanging around every traffic light; even if the lights were red, I didn't stop.

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    1. Cro, I heard that it was not a very nice city, but we saw nothing wrong.

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  8. I loved visiting Liverpool. The building you didn't recognise was the Liver building (Royal Liver Assurance). It overlooks the River Mersey and is alongside two other buildings which together are known as the Three Graces. Great images of Liverpool especially like the Beatles' statues.

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    1. Marie, it is such a stand alone building but from what you say, it wasn't.

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  9. I love the bronze Beatles walking, with your permission, I'm going to print that and send it to my sister, she's been a Beatles fan from the very beginning and has all their records.
    I think a boat trip on the river Avon would be lovely.

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    1. River, no need to ask. Of course send it. The river looks so calm and the weather was so nice. A boat trip would have been lovely.

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  10. We didn't go into the museum, we, my friend and I had seen all that life, when we were 20 there was Beatle time, I loved the songs but not more. But we went in the Cavern where they had started. My friend turned years back and started to dance, I took pictures and then found the music so loud that I waited for her outside that was very interesting ! In Stratford on Avon we were looking for the Ginger cat a blogfriend had described, I liked both cities. In Liverpool was just a sailing festival and also the museum for the slaves which were sent from there to the States. Horrible so we didn't go inside.

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    1. Gattina, the slave museum wasn't mentioned to us and by doing the Beatles Museum, we would not have had time. I think the tour has been altered a bit since you took the same.

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  11. I think anyone born in the subsequent years of the Beatles will consciously or subconsciously know most words to their songs, whether they want to or not 😁

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    1. Quite so Grace. While we are so young, R and P will know Beatles so well.

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  12. It's fun travelling with you, Andrew...and I'm being a cheapskate...it costs me nothing! :)

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    1. Lee, kind of sore spot. My god did we spend some money, but we were determined not to sweat about it.

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