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Up to the late 1950s many liners and ferries left Liverpool from the Princes Landing Stage at the Pier Head. As the city went into decline during the 60s most of the landing stage was removed, or fell down. This is the remains of the only building to survive, the Ticket Collector's Kiosk at the north end.

You can just imagine the many travellers queueing up to present their tickets to far away lands and then embarking to new adventures.

Times change though and a new Cruise Ship Terminal is being built where Princes Landing Stage once stood and we should see more liners and cruise ships return to the Mersey.

falling down

Up to the late 1950s many liners and ferries left Liverpool from the Princes Landing Stage at the Pier Head. As the city went into decline during the 60s most of the landing stage was removed, or fell down. This is the remains of the only building to survive, the Ticket Collector's Kiosk at the north end.

You can just imagine the many travellers queueing up to present their tickets to far away lands and then embarking to new adventures.

Times change though and a new Cruise Ship Terminal is being built where Princes Landing Stage once stood and we should see more liners and cruise ships return to the Mersey.

comments (8)

Very nice B/W Photo and a great comp
Les Auld: Much appreciated, It was just calling out for a B&W presentation.
I like how the B&W seems to match the ageing of this wooden structure.
Les Auld: Thanks Bernie. Old presentation to match an old structure>
  • Ellie
  • 2 Jun 2007, 00:40
Sign of the times eh? But good to hear they're going to keep the river deep enough for big boats to get in smile
Les Auld: Thanks Ellie, I can't wait for the new photo opportunites that the City of Liverpool Cruise Liner Terminal (a bit of a mouthful) should give. QE2 should be here in September to open it.
  • Monika
  • Londres
  • 2 Jun 2007, 09:20
Splendid choice of B&W! I like your comment to this picture, makes it so meaningful!
Les Auld: I've vague memories of the area as a child but somehow the remains of the kiosk stir the imagination. Thanks for the comment.
Lovely image. Like the juxtaposition of this old remanent of the past dominating the scene with all the signs of modern industry and 'progress' in the background. A rather good euphemism for today's attitude towards older generations.
Les Auld: Appreciate the comment, the industrail scenes in the background are over the water in Birkenhead, the kiosk itself is surrounded by cranes and new building works, the pier head and immediate areas are undergoing a major renewal but it would be good if this could be preserved as a remeberence of past greatness.
Impressive B&W, you're really talented and this picture shows a great artistic point of view : Thumbs up !!
Les Auld: Thanks Zeb, it just called out for B&W, this was also my first attempt at producing an HDR image that gave a bit more range and then converted.
  • Max Black
  • grappling with I.E.
  • 3 Jun 2007, 18:43
Like your treatment on his Les and the DOF.
Les Auld: Thanks Max, I think the subject suits monchrome quite well.
This is espectacular. Great image, I like. B&W works very good!
Les Auld: I agree that it does suit B&W. Appreciate the comment.

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