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    I've always thought the management of the Albert dock,to be more than a bit half-hearted,as in, sit on our jacksies,and they will come! (Anyway)

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    Quote Originally Posted by wsteve55 View Post
    I've always thought the management of the Albert dock,to be more than a bit half-hearted,as in, sit on our jacksies,and they will come! (Anyway)
    The city centre needs merging with the Dock R, urban motorway, by eliminating the Dock Rd at that point. If the Kings Dock branch docks had been left and modern buildings of the Albert Dock formula were built around the quays, then the whole area would have been vibrant.

    Of course there needs to be some attractions, but that is the easy bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterways View Post
    The city centre needs merging with the Dock R, urban motorway, by eliminating the Dock Rd at that point. If the Kings Dock branch docks had been left and modern buildings of the Albert Dock formula were built around the quays, then the whole area would have been vibrant.

    Of course there needs to be some attractions, but that is the easy bit.
    No point in saying what could have been, especially since the arena area looks pretty good... other than the flats in front of it

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    Good pics. That top pic really takes my eye - very nice,

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    Nice photos joe.

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    The Albert Dock is a lovely building, but it's a place I never go to. There just aint anything to drag me in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo42 View Post
    The Albert Dock is a lovely building, but it's a place I never go to. There just aint anything to drag me in there.
    The restaurant on the side opposite the museum that lets kids "build their own pizza" by bringing the raw ingredients to the table was a cute idea - but their menu also had adult stuff on it too. My sisters grandkids really liked it after a trip to "Bug World".

    I think Albert Dock is definitely worth a trip every time I'm in Liverpool, and you can even park there at the new arena...

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    Quote Originally Posted by az_gila View Post
    The restaurant on the side opposite the museum that lets kids "build their own pizza" by bringing the raw ingredients to the table was a cute idea - but their menu also had adult stuff on it too. My sisters grandkids really liked it after a trip to "Bug World".

    I think Albert Dock is definitely worth a trip every time I'm in Liverpool, and you can even park there at the new arena...
    I'll have a look at that. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo42 View Post
    I'll have a look at that. Thanks.
    My sister reminded me... it called "Gusto" and is basically an Italian restaurant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by az_gila View Post
    My sister reminded me... it called "Gusto" and is basically an Italian restaurant.
    Thanks for that AZ.

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    Nice photos Ross.

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    The block building to the left is totally nondescript. How that was given planning permission I do not know. Better high rises have been pulled down Liverpool than that.
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    The Wedges are looking better than I expected. The mix of architecture is very interesting. The museum, Wedges, three classical buildings, an Art deco building and Alex Tower with a slanted roof. All around docks, waterfront and a canal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wsteve55 View Post
    I've always thought the management of the Albert dock,to be more than a bit half-hearted,as in, sit on our jacksies,and they will come! (Anyway)
    It`s at least a couple of years since I last visited Albert Dock, and at that time I found the `parking` to be pretty inadequate. Also the parking which was available was operated by `gangsters`. [How many people were/are aware of that ?] Anyway, the `Mad Planners` have now in my opinion completely destroyed or eradicated the old and fascinating `character` of the area, particularly around the pier head. The entire area has been turned into a sterile and soul less modern monstrosity completely lacking in `atmosphere`. As for the Albert Dock itself, it was a far more interesting place in the 40`s and 50`s when it was [along with Salthouse and Canning] crammed full of coasters and the like.

    Regards from a `dinosaur`.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wsteve55 View Post
    I've always thought the management of the Albert dock,to be more than a bit half-hearted,as in, sit on our jacksies,and they will come! (Anyway)
    It`s at least a couple of years since I last visited Albert Dock, and at that time I found the `parking` to be pretty inadequate. Also the parking which was available was operated by `gangsters`. [How many people were/are aware of that ?] Anyway, the `Mad Planners` have now in my opinion completely destroyed or eradicated the old and fascinating `character` of the area, particularly around the pier head. The entire area has been turned into a sterile and soul less modern monstrosity completely lacking in `atmosphere`. As for the Albert Dock itself, it was a far more interesting place in the 40`s and 50`s when it was [along with Salthouse and Canning] crammed full of coasters and the like.

    Regards from a `dinosaur`.

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    I agree with that, it is also too expensive to park there, £2 an hour, a day out there would cost around £16 pounds to do and see everything. at one time the parking was for free. I do not go there anymore. I was going to take the granchildren around there, too expensive. That Liverpool One parking is £2 and hour, what a rip off, 4 hours shopping £8. The Trafford Centre inear Manchester the parking is free. it is also a better place. Liverpool obviously does not want a tourist trade. When I went to the Merchant Navy Service at St Nicholas Church by the Pier Head I parked at the Eldonian Club and walked to the Church in 20 minutes, and got a taxi back, £3, cheaper than £8 parking fee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wsteve55 View Post
    I've always thought the management of the Albert dock,to be more than a bit half-hearted,as in, sit on our jacksies,and they will come! (Anyway)
    It`s at least a couple of years since I last visited Albert Dock, and at that time I found the `parking` to be pretty inadequate. Also the parking which was available was operated by `gangsters`. [How many people were/are aware of that ?] Anyway, the `Mad Planners` have now in my opinion completely destroyed or eradicated the old and fascinating `character` of the area, particularly around the pier head. The entire area has been turned into a sterile and soul less modern monstrosity completely lacking in `atmosphere`. As for the Albert Dock itself, it was a far more interesting place in the 40`s and 50`s when it was [along with Salthouse and Canning] crammed full of coasters and the like.

    Regards from a `dinosaur`.

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    The multi-storey car park the far side of the echo arena is cheaper and u get to walk past the arena, wheel and the dock on the way to Liverpool one

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    Quote Originally Posted by scouse smurf View Post
    The multi-storey car park the far side of the echo arena is cheaper and u get to walk past the arena, wheel and the dock on the way to Liverpool one
    Yes... that's what we did and it was pretty convenient...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trampshipman View Post
    Anyway, the `Mad Planners` have now in my opinion completely destroyed or eradicated the old and fascinating `character` of the area, particularly around the pier head. The entire area has been turned into a sterile and soul less modern monstrosity completely lacking in `atmosphere`. As for the Albert Dock itself, it was a far more interesting place in the 40`s and 50`s when it was [along with Salthouse and Canning] crammed full of coasters and the like.

    Some older building have been destroyed and that was criminal. The block from Castle St-Dock Rd-James St-Canning Place was superb, all old warehouses with atmospheric streets - all gone.

    But the area is far better than the 1940s. Most people could not get into the dock estate to see Albert Dock.
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    Just seen your March photos of Albert Dock colonnades. Great shots! Amazing detail in the shadows of the chain fencing, very atmospheric.

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    Power versus sail in the Salthouse
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