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Down at the Pier Head

Liverpool's three Iconic buildings built on St Georges Dock in the early part of the 1900s. Nearest the camera is the Liver Building, then the Cunard Building and finally the Port of Liverpool building.

In the foreground is the memorial erected to the engine room staff of the Titanic after she had hit the iceberg. After World War 1 it was re-dedicated to all engine room staff in the merchant marine.

The area in front of the buildings is now a big building site where British Waterways is extending the Leeds Liverpool canal from Stanley Dock to the Albert Dock.

Down at the Pier Head

Liverpool's three Iconic buildings built on St Georges Dock in the early part of the 1900s. Nearest the camera is the Liver Building, then the Cunard Building and finally the Port of Liverpool building.

In the foreground is the memorial erected to the engine room staff of the Titanic after she had hit the iceberg. After World War 1 it was re-dedicated to all engine room staff in the merchant marine.

The area in front of the buildings is now a big building site where British Waterways is extending the Leeds Liverpool canal from Stanley Dock to the Albert Dock.

comments (3)

  • Ellie
  • a puddle
  • 5 Jul 2007, 00:09
Yay, the Liver Bird smile I wonder how many people pronounce it properly?

It all looks remarkably clean and sparkly, completely different from when we were last there donkey's years ago. Liverpool at its best, it's a wonder these buildings survived when so much was lost during the last war.
Les Auld: They did have a good clean some years ago and they look great when the dying sun is reflected in them. Unfortunately I have never managed to take a good photograph of them under these conditions.

Thanks for the comment.
  • Kay
  • Pacific Northwest - rain country
  • 6 Jul 2007, 03:02
Very nice capture, Les. Love these historical buildings.
Les Auld: Thanks Kay, sure are great buildings, we in Liverpool are very proud of them.
  • Alistair
  • www.digiphotology.com
  • 6 Jul 2007, 08:10
Iconic image Les, I note on last evenings news that they have shifted the Wellington Monument, an icon of my childhood.

Must say I am very excited by the plan to extend the canal to Albert dock, curious to know what the exact route is going to be. What is going to happen to the old floating roadway cutting?
Les Auld: Thanks Alistair, not sure which monument you mean but several have been removed for safety and renovation, hopefully they will be returned when the work is finished.

The link http://www.britishwaterways.com/liverpoolcanallink/ gives some further information on the canal.

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