Much like Blackpool, Liverpool is disappointing in that there is no pool there. Jacob and Lucy were however satisfied with a fancy fountain right outside where we parked.
|Jets of Joy|
|Almost like a pool!|
The architecture is an interesting hodge-podge of new and old styles. The new stuff doesn't look so bad either, like it does in some places.
|Edward VII statue|
The city is on the River Mersey and has been a popular shipping port for centuries. The Albert Dock has five huge warehouses built in 1846 and closed in 1972. The area was restored and now is home to a plethora of museums, shops, and restaurants. We had lunch at one of the eateries. The menu featured a Scooby Snack which I could not resist ordering. It's a burger with bacon, cheese, onions, pineapple. On the side is a boat of chips (french fries) with chili and cheese on top. Luckily we did a lot of walking that day and I was able to eat just about all of it.
|Scooby snack (beer not included)|
The maritime nature of the area is obvious from the giant astrolabe on the dockside and the Museum of Liverpool.
|Lucy does some calculating|
|Ship-shape Museum of Liverpool|
Liverpool's main claim to fame for most people is The Beatles. We did see the Yellow Submarine just before we went to the Beatles Story, a walk-through exhibition of Beatles history and paraphernalia. But that will get its own post!
|Yellow Submarine tourboat|