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England - Liverpool

First day

snow -2 °C

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Though I heard all the severe warnings from the negative ones around us about the snow and terrible weather condition, I started packing happily. Told someone who was annoying me about all the disasters waiting to happen that she can sit at home, be safe and bored. Leave us to be frozen while having fun.

Antony Gormley's Another Place

It was snowing, however the roads were safe and the traffic was flowing smoothly. I started to listen to my favourite music in the car to stop myself counting down every second. I have always wanted to go to see the 100 cast-iron, life-size figures spread out along three kilometres of the foreshore, stretching almost one kilometre out to sea. It was a mystery for me how it feels to stand next to one of them, facing the horizon looking at the sea, not moving with the ebb and the flow of the tide and not resisting the nature. Let the sea to touch your body and watch all the movements around you in silence.
When we arrived I could not see any figures and David said they are all under the sea. I was really disappointed, picked up my small camera, in case I could spot one or two. We started to walk and the gusting and prevailing wind added to my shock. large_DSC01885.jpg
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I had to give my scarf to David since I could see the chill wind had turned his face to red. After we got up a sand hill I could see all the figures in front of me.large_DSC_9745_NEF.jpg I gathered all my courage and begged David to go back to the car and bring my good camera. He could not believe what I said and started to stammer. Having blamed him for telling me about the figures are under the sea, he accepted to get back to the car. It was so cold we decided to go to the cafe first to get warmer and then coming back to the mysterious figures.
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One of them was a bit different, I do not know who has done this to it or why. I left it high and dry for the next visitors to having a laugh as large_DSC_9737_NEF.jpg
There were several sand pools on the beach. Although the wind was bitterly cold, I could bear standing there and watching the truly awesome figures disappearing in the sea one by one. It was too cold to linger on, therefore we decided to forget about exploring around Waterloo and find our hotel instead.
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King's Dock

King dock's mill

We got wonderfully lost and I could not resist getting out of the car and walk around this wonderful dock. David was not interested and stayed in the car, while I was trying to make the most out of it. I know whenever we think that you have loads of time to come back to some where and spend some good hours there, we are wrong. That is why when I am somewhere I see and do whatever I want without planning to do it later.It was really impressive and peaceful. I wish I could spend more time there, however we had to find the hotel.
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The River Mersey (English pronunciation: /ˈmɜːzi/) is a river in North West England. It is around 70 miles (113 km) long, stretching from Stockport in Greater Manchester, to Liverpool Bay. For centuries, it formed part of the boundary between the historic counties of Lancashire and Cheshire.
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This fabulous sculpture by Edward Cronshaw is titled 'The Great Escape' and is made out of bronze, steel and other materials. The artist has made the texture of the horse resemble rope. As the horse rears up to break free from the man who is restraining it the rope has started to unravel. The sculpture shows Romanesque influences and is a fusion of modern and historic forms.
The base of the sculpture is popular as a place to sit down for a quick rest but beware of the pigeon droppings as the birds like to roost on the horses head!
We decided to park somewhere and walk to find our hotel. It was not snowing and the wind had stopped. We explored the impressive city centre. Liverpool ONE offers a multitude of high profile stores with more than 160 famous high street shops, ultra-hip fashion brands, cool independent boutiques, cafés and restaurants in the heart of the city centre.
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We found our hotel and guess what? Yes, we liked it.
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It was already dark, however we decided to go out for a walk and have something to it. We got used to the cold weather, so it was not bothering us any more.
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Albert Dock

It is where we stayed and it was the haven of all the attractions and a vibrant place for culture, shopping and eateries. Walking there took me to Liverpool's Maritime past. Here you can see lots of different vessels moored up such as tall ships and colourful tug boats. The Dock is one of the great monuments to Victorian engineering it was saved from demolition in the 1970's when plans were drawn up to bulldoze the whole complex. I found the Albert Dock such a visually enjoyable place to walk round.
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Tate Liverpool

is an art gallery and museum in Liverpool, Merseyside, England, and part of Tate, along with Tate St Ives, Cornwall, Tate Britain, London, and Tate Modern, London. The museum was an initiative of the Merseyside Development Corporation. Tate Liverpool was created to display work from the Tate Collection which comprises the national collection of British art from the year 1500 to the present day, and international modern art. The gallery also has a programme of temporary exhibitions. Until 2003, Tate Liverpool was the largest gallery of modern and contemporary art in the UK outside of London.
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The award-winning Beatles Story experience is an atmospheric journey into the life, times, culture and music of the Beatles.
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World Museum

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Pier Head

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Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King

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Chinese City

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Liverpool Anglican Cathedral

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Mathew Street

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City Centre

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Posted by Love birds 28.01.2013 05:27 Archived in United Kingdom Tagged england the uk britain

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