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    Default Pier Head as you will never see it again

    Pier Head 1911 (the Liver Building is minus its Liver Birds) Pier Head 2000 Pier Head, May 2010 It is easy to cast oneself as yet another moaner who is always finding fault with any changes. I’d like to think I have a positive attitude to change and I have welcomed many of the recent developments that have [...]


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    Couldn't agree more. Them black things are horrid

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    It may be early to judge the wedges yet.

    I agree, and have always wanted the Dock Rd removed and all the space around Canning Dock made a park merging into Chevasses Park The Baltic triangle could have been retail/residential and at the end of the Wapping Tunnel the Arena complete with own station. Screw the Duke of Westminster's shopping Mall. There are many paces around in which one of those could have been built.
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    Colin, another great thread, thanks
    Started the Old Swan Website:

    http://oldswan.piczo.com/?cr=5

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    Great photos Colin,the old,the great and the ugly.The planers want shooting,must have been on the take to allow that to be built there.
    By the Arena or north of the Liver Buildings it would have been OK.

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    Colin,
    Moan away, your comments are spot on. It's all about income per square foot and nothing about retaining our heritage or developing a heritage for future generations - or a living space for current generations.
    Cadfael would appreciate this thread and it saddens me that he has gone.

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    100% backing here Colin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kevin View Post
    Colin,
    Moan away, your comments are spot on. It's all about income per square foot and nothing about retaining our heritage or developing a heritage for future generations - or a living space for current generations.
    Cadfael would appreciate this thread and it saddens me that he has gone.
    Hopefully he's still reading them, even if he's not participating

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    http://www.flickr.com/photos/19442463@N02/1937229425/

    How things change. I took this snap a few years ago. Frightening how Liverpool changes before our very eyes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scouse smurf View Post
    Please you find my aerial images of interest, perhaps check out also my archive images from the 70's
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/br-imag...7622478402478/

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    Brilliant pics, Bern and Welcome to Yo too

    Btw, Love the 1970s Albert Dock pics

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    I've just spent a while looking through these photos. So many memories there - the landing stage at the Pierhead, the street scenes around the town centre - so much to look at in those shots.

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    With all Bern's pics, I could see a blog like Colin's in the future

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    I mentioned this in the past. But they all ignored my post Ha Ha.

    It is another wonderful view that has been ruined by Lego.
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    Pleased to have found this forum, is the Yo Liverpool group on flickr formed for this website, I have posted quite a few images there recently

    Agree about the great view point lost due to the developers not taking into consideration the visual heritage
    This shot taken in 1998 has now become a archive of what has been lost
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/br-imag...7621974426034/

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    Nice pic Bern

    Its such a shame to lose this.
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    Hi Bern, yeah the flickr group is related to this forum.

    I agree about alot of the building they've added/replaced around the pier head but I got a sneaky feeling, like the superlambanana, us scousers will eventually take them to our heart and defend them from all negative comments.... hopefully anyway

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    We have lost the popular Archway pic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scouse smurf View Post

    I agree about alot of the building they've added/replaced around the pier head but I got a sneaky feeling, like the superlambanana, us scousers will eventually take them to our heart and defend them from all negative comments.... hopefully anyway

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    The new buildings, all of them have ruined the waterfront and everyone involved in their creation should hang their heads in shame.
    I wouldn't give Satan a snowball's chance in hell against a woman's ego, man. He'd rule the Earth for a day. A week later we'd see Satan out cuttin' the lawn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhoobarb View Post
    The new buildings, all of them have ruined the waterfront and everyone involved in their creation should hang their heads in shame.
    Im with you Rhoobarb

    It looks silly.

    I do like the canal though.
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    Hello Bernard. Been a long time admirer of your pics on flickr which are just brillaint and which I also often see on the old liverpool flickr group. Welcome aboard here.
    www.inacityliving.piczo.com/

    Updated weekly with old and new pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    Hello Bernard. Been a long time admirer of your pics on flickr which are just brillaint and which I also often see on the old liverpool flickr group. Welcome aboard here.
    Thanks Ged, likewise with your images

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bern View Post
    Please you find my aerial images of interest, perhaps check out also my archive images from the 70's
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/br-imag...7622478402478/
    Thank you Bern

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