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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Ferry 'Cross The Mersey

My roots run deep with the grand old maritime city of Liverpool.
It being my paternal grandmother's birth place and despite moving away as a young adult, the allure and vibrancy of the city always drew her home.
Each Monday we would board the bus, and take the trip into the city to take care of the banking business for her bakery, and inevitably would always take the time to enjoy a ferry ride on the River Mersey.
 
Last October when I was home, my brother shared those nostalgic memories with us, by spending the afternoon at the Royal Albert Docks, a once vibrant, seafaring port importing and exporting goods and passengers to the 'new world' and beyond. The old warehouses have now been converted for modern day use, housing shops, cafes,  office space and the city's tribute to their famous sons.....The Beatles Museum.
 
Liverpool remains a bustling metropolitan city, with breathtakingly beautiful architecture, that so effortlessly blends the old with the new.
 
 
 


 
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12 comments:

Kathy said...

Thank you so much for these photos of Liverpool. I love seeing other places. The Beatles Museum is a place I would definitely love to visit.

Cynthia said...

A City I would so much love to visit. In doing some research on my family, I have discovered that my Great-grandparents left England from Liverpool to settle in the U.S. in 1880, although I believe they were both from Devonshire. It may have been the last place where they saw their loved ones before departure; at the very least, it was the last they saw of their home-land. It would be so cool to see the Beatles museum, too! We have quite a few of their costumes and instruments here at the Rock & Roll H.O.F. in Cleveland. . .Thank you for sharing these lovely images and your own special memories.

Henny Penny said...

Such beautiful beautiful pictures. I will probably never have the opportunity to go to England, but that has always been a dream of mine.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the photo tour. Love England!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Darlene Lara, Knoxville TN

marlane said...

I went there in the 1960's on a school outing to see a very big ship launched. We went on the ferry, and the song "ferry across the Mersey" was a current hit. It was thrilling to be there and I am so glad to see it has become well preserved so to speak. That was a long time ago and now I am in S Cal!!

Betsy Brock said...

Beautiful photos...I'm so glad you shared! I couldn't get past that jelly bean photo...haha...

Janneke said...

That was a Brit in Britain with beautiful photos af her roots and memories of Liverpool. As anglophile I love visiting your native country, but have not yet been to Liverpool.

ann said...

I will now listen to the song within a context. I didn't really think that there was an actual river of that name. Sweet memories for you.

donna baker said...

Beautiful photos Jo. It must have been a special time back there. I remember your trip.

annie said...

Wonderful photos and I remember the song Ferry Cross the Mersey by Gerry and the Pacemakers quite well.
I would enjoy a nice trip like that as well.

Michael said...

I don't think I ever realised you had connections to Liverpool, Jo. Reminds me of Scarborough a fair degree, actually, or Whitby here in Yorkshire...just bigger!

Isn't it funny that in spite of how long you have lived in America, you still consider "home" across the pond, even while having raised kids in the US no doubt, etc? I ask myself sometimes, what is home? Where do I say when asked, where are you from? People always assume the US whilst I've been here b/c I've got Americanized and sure, I def don't sound Yorkshire! I often say, "London" and I can tell the look at me oddly, as did the man who also said he was from London but spent lots of time in Bangladeshi and sounded Bangladeshi. So, surely one is more than one's accent? I tend to think, wherever you had your most formulation years is where you are from, not where you are now or even where you are born or otherwise my sisters would be Singaporean and Malaysian, respectively! Lol.

L. D. said...

I am so glad that you got to go back and visit the homeland. It is such a beautiful place with so much history. Your photographs are wonderful.