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    They are brilliant photo the new arena looks great, I love both

    grounds in the one picture.
    " If you know your history, then you would know where you coming from".


    "I could have been a footballer - but I had a paper round"..Yosser Hughes

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    Excuse me while I pic my jaw up from the floor!
    Fantastic pics!

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    I love this one


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    The

    more I look at those aerial photos, the more I think how much we do need the canal link/x-museum/mann island development to tie the kings dock/albert dock,

    paradise street development, and pier head all together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howie View Post
    The more I look at those aerial photos, the more I think how much we do need the canal

    link/x-museum/mann island development to tie the kings dock/albert dock, paradise street development, and pier head all together.
    I concur (my new

    favourite word) with Howie. I wish the canal link could go as far south as Halton/ Runcorn.

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    I don't really understand the canal link fully. I know it is going to come across the front of the

    Pier Head and under the X-Museum into the Albert Dock but which dock will be the terminus and where will the visiting narrowboats moor?

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    Here's a pic of Sheffield. This is what we

    could see here in the docks.

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    Click here to

    see the aerial photographs of Liverpool from webbaviation.co.uk and compare them to today's from the Echo. You'll see how much things have moved on

    recently.

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    Looking at this photo, it clearly shows that shaped canals and small

    basins should have been cut from Canning, Salthouse, Wapping or Queens Docks inland into the new developments. Water enhances a project. People like water.

    People like being around water.

    We should be expanding teh water spaces, not filling them in.
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    Deprived of its unique dockland waters Liverpool
    becomes a Venice without canals, just another city, no
    longer of special interest to anyone, least of all the
    tourist. Would we visit a modernised Venice of filled in
    canals to view its modern museum describing
    how it once was?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Howie View Post
    I don't really

    understand the canal link fully. I know it is going to come across the front of the Pier Head and under the X-Museum into the Albert Dock but which dock

    will be the terminus and where will the visiting narrowboats moor?
    The

    route:

    http://www.penninewaterways.co.uk/ll/liverpool-link.htm

    The problem

    with Liverpool Dock, British Waterways and Peel want them to be a shallow narowboat waterway. They make money charging to in-fill the docks. This all against

    what Liverpool's history and heritage is about.

    Few cities can have ocean going vesels moored in the centre. Liverpool is one of the few at the Pier

    Head, Canning/Albert/Salthouse and we did have this capability in Princes, Princes Half-Tide and West Waterloo, until they were made shallow to be glorified

    canals for narrowboats. This deep water berthing must be re-introduced for many reasons. The city is totally incompetent to have allowed all this to

    happen.

    The South End and Central Docks must be run as one - two companies own them. British Waterways are incompetent and should go. A dedicated

    dock development and maintenance body is needed.

    There are major issues. Making the docks all deep water again:

    - Excavating the

    Trafalgar Dock and taking all docks back to Princes bringing them back to deep water docks. That is their history, not of being shallow canals. The Manxman

    Steamship Co, is discussing where the SS Manxman can be permanently berthed if she is saved. Even if money is found for her return to operational condition,

    moorings for winter lay-up will be needed and Birkenhead looks most likely. If deepwater can be retained in Princes Half-tide and Waterloo then it opens up

    their options for winter lay-up and embarkation. The ideal place would have been at Princes Dock's old Belfast steamship berth adjacent to the Crowne

    Plaza. Princess was their first choice, berthed right in the city centre.

    - A dredger or two can start at Salisbury Dock and work its way through -

    no mess to the locals as the water prevents mud. The fill can be dumped into the Irish Sea. (or off the airport to make a runway in the river, that would

    mean no planes overfly homes as all flight paths are over water and 24/7 operation).

    - Make sure the south docks are dredged properly fior visiting

    deep water ships.

    - Open up the wide Brunswick river lock to allow wide ocean going vessels into the south ends Docks - the Canning locks are narrow.

    Imagine the Ark Royal on a visit.

    This is a minimum to retain usable water spaces, then developing around the docks properly and professionally can

    begin.
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    The new Amsterdam at Liverpool?
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    Deprived of its unique dockland waters Liverpool
    becomes a Venice without canals, just another city, no
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    tourist. Would we visit a modernised Venice of filled in
    canals to view its modern museum describing
    how it once was?


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    I hope they show fights at this one when it's finished.
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    Default Aerial Photos of Liverpool

    If anyone has any aerial shots please post them so I can salivate over them

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    Quote Originally Posted by scouserdave View Post
    I love this one

    I agree Dave, great picture. Only confirms my view that the student accomodation and housing trust houses should never have been built there. A wasted opportunity to plant a new city centre park with ceremonial aproach to the cathedral and views back across the city. Any accomodation should have been built on the Great George street side which would have re generated theh area and rid it of the corpy flats that they have now or are in the process of pulling down anyway. Maybe in the future this can be realised with the redevelopment of the Great George street side already being planned. Hopefull the street will be repected/re introduced and utilised(retail/leisure at ground floor level) and the build will not just contain 'gated communities'. Done correctly, this could be our own mini Central park ave with the added bonus of the catedral.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scouserdave View Post
    i agree, they are great pictures

    the only problem is i cant work out where anywhere is

    does anyone out there have any old aerial pictures?

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    I've got a book called 'Liverpool from the air' by Colin Wilkinson which contains some amazing overhead pictures!

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    that's just teasing us!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissInformed View Post
    that's just teasing us!
    Oh you want me to try and photograph them too? Now you tell me

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    yes, man, get photograhing!!
    could you put some out of the book on here?

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    Liverpool from the air is a great book for 1930s to 1990s (if I remember correctly) comparisons. You see so much of what was demolished for some crappy looking buildings.

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    Is it just me or is there a garden on top of the Echo building?

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    It's not just you! There is some kind of garden up there, yes.

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    My Overhead book - to start with:

    Anfield and Goodison (in order of pictures)
    Last edited by theninesisters; 03-23-2007 at 06:59 PM.

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    Hunts Cross
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    any of toxteth/dingle?

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