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The Vines Hotel


Located at the end of Lime Street in Liverpool, the Vines Hotel is a public house at its most ebullient and Edwardian Baroque at its finest. Designed by Walker Thomas in 1907 it has a splendidly ornate exterior of carved stone, glass and polished brass with a flamboyant tower of quite useless proportions containing only a tall and very thin single room. Mind you I suppose the brewers were happy to pay for such architectural excess, I can not imagine it happening today.

The Vines Hotel


Located at the end of Lime Street in Liverpool, the Vines Hotel is a public house at its most ebullient and Edwardian Baroque at its finest. Designed by Walker Thomas in 1907 it has a splendidly ornate exterior of carved stone, glass and polished brass with a flamboyant tower of quite useless proportions containing only a tall and very thin single room. Mind you I suppose the brewers were happy to pay for such architectural excess, I can not imagine it happening today.

comments (9)

  • zed
  • Australia
  • 27 Apr 2009, 08:41
Just doesn't blend with the modern surroundings
Les Auld: No consideration these old architects Zed, thanks for the comment.
Most Liverpudlians would agree with Zed...especially around the dock area. A great shot of a lovely building.
Les Auld: There is quite an eclectic mix of styles around the city Ron, thanks for the comment.
impressive building lost among modern and ugly architecture !
Les Auld: Edwardian baroque at its best Zeb, thanks for the comment.
What a magnificent building Les, I wonder if the modern block next door will last as long.
Les Auld: I doubt it Brian, thanks for the comment.
And long may she remain. Nice one Les
Les Auld: And so say all of us Janet, thanks for the comment.
I just love buildings like this Les...this is magnificent!
Les Auld: Isn't it just Bill, thanks for the comment.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 27 Apr 2009, 17:37
This is a great conversion - the hotel stands out well.
Les Auld: Thanks Louis, glad you like it.
  • Richard Trim
  • back from weekend wanderings
  • 27 Apr 2009, 17:41
I know which building I like the best ...and by almost a century .... I like your processing Les. richrd
Les Auld: So do I Richard, thanks for the comment.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 Apr 2009, 17:17
Fabulous! What amazing architecture! As you say, such excesses these days could not be considered.
Les Auld: Probably would not have the skills to build it today either Alan, thanks for the comment.

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