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The Luggage on Hope Street

 

On Hope Street at the top of Mount Street (where stands the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts and the former Liverpool Institute for Boys ) is the interesting sculpture "A Case History" by John King, 1998. Various items of luggage, cast in concrete, are stacked on the pavement – the labels on the suitcases refer to notable individuals and institutions linked with the local area. They include:

The luggage has also found a place in the :Liverpool Saga, an 800 line poem created by the people of Liverpool in celebration of it's 800th Birthday.

Granda Van Engel passing through
To a New World wide and new
Placed his luggage,
Carefully laid
On Hope Street flags,
And there he stayed.

The Liverpool Saga  - http://www.bbc.co.uk/liverpool/content/articles/2007/05/18/capital_culture_liverpool_saga_feature.shtml

The image uses a free texture I found on Flickr, by NinianLif layered on top of the original that had been partially converted to grayscale and using the multiply blend mode for the texture

The Luggage on Hope Street

 

On Hope Street at the top of Mount Street (where stands the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts and the former Liverpool Institute for Boys ) is the interesting sculpture "A Case History" by John King, 1998. Various items of luggage, cast in concrete, are stacked on the pavement – the labels on the suitcases refer to notable individuals and institutions linked with the local area. They include:

  • John Lennon's guitar case
  • Arthur Askey, comedian and entertainer who attended the liverpool Institute
  • Sir Robert Jones, inventor of the X-Ray
  • E Chambre Hardman, photographer of renown in Liverpool and who lived in Rodney Street
  • Kwok Fong who provided support ofor Chinese and Asian seamen that sailed from Liverpool

The luggage has also found a place in the :Liverpool Saga, an 800 line poem created by the people of Liverpool in celebration of it's 800th Birthday.

Granda Van Engel passing through
To a New World wide and new
Placed his luggage,
Carefully laid
On Hope Street flags,
And there he stayed.

The Liverpool Saga  - http://www.bbc.co.uk/liverpool/content/articles/2007/05/18/capital_culture_liverpool_saga_feature.shtml

The image uses a free texture I found on Flickr, by NinianLif layered on top of the original that had been partially converted to grayscale and using the multiply blend mode for the texture

comments (8)

Very original shot Les. I like the texture and the colour tones
Les Auld: Thanks Richard, appreciate the comment.
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 27 Dec 2007, 11:20
Like what you have done with this shot.
Les Auld: Thanks Aussie, I was quietly pleased with it.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 27 Dec 2007, 17:48
Great conversion and 'mounting' you used. I will go look it up on flickr

A case history indeed smile
Les Auld: Thanks Louis, the textures are quite good.
Great rendition Les. Good use of the texture, like it.

I think they have reorganised this display in the last 12 months and added the seats you can see on the right.
Les Auld: Thanks Alistair, I think there has been some re-organisation in the last year or so.
Excellent shot Les. Interesting story and the ino about the texture. Must have a look
Les Auld: Thanks Bill, appreciate the comment.
  • Ann
  • Suc sur Erdre - France
  • 27 Dec 2007, 20:32
Very nice composition !!! Like an old photo ...
Les Auld: Thanks Ann, it was the effect I was aiming for.
superb photo and great processing Les, hope you have had a great xmas........timsmile
Les Auld: Thanks Tim, not too bad over the last few days.
Fantastic! No idea how you have processed this, but it is marvellous. (:o)
Les Auld: Thanks Rosalyn. A convert to mono then reduce opacity to let sme colur flow through then place a texture as athe top layer. With a bit of levels and curves thrown in as well.

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