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    Nice pics Ged..


    Of the usual array of professional weekend scousers that only come here when
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    I hope you don't mind me putting this.. its the truth, and needs saying....
    .....and as per, I'll say it..


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    You can be as negative as you want Gerard. You always tell us you say it as you see it. Me, i'm just on a feel good factor from another great day at the Liverpool Museum - again Liverpool is on the map for all the right reasons and what's good for the City is good for me in my book. Hope you don't mind me putting that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    You can be as negative as you want Gerard. You always tell us you say it as you see it. Me, i'm just on a feel good factor from another great day at the Liverpool Museum - again Liverpool is on the map for all the right reasons and what's good for the City is good for me in my book. Hope you don't mind me putting that.



    What Ged.. has that word 'Negative' got to do with what I said.. ?



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    I was very dissapointed in the coverage of todays event by the Echo ,if you disregard the Echo website then All they managed was a shot of the Queen arriving at Lime Street this morning . Time was when they would have covered the visit in full in the same days paper , best they can do nowadays with their restrictive print deadlines and non local production is to announce There will be Full story & pictures in tomorrows Echo....Phhttt ! Anyway, Thanks, to Ged for uploading the shots from todays opening for us, they provided a good preview of what can be expected when we pay our visits to the new section.

    Thanks again for your kind efforts Ged

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    Great stuff Ged....
    Can't wait to get a good look in the newly opened floor,

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    Just watched the Granada news, who had coverage. Good to see the queen here. :thumbup:

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    Cheers folks.

    Apparently it's very very rare she opens anything these days (no jokes please) and just as rare to get them both there. The Royal seal of approval to the Museum of Liverpool.



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    The unveiling.



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    The signing of the visitors book by Ma'am.



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    Then by H.R.H. PP.



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    Past the motorcade and over to the crowds.



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    I didnt catch the Granada News Kev, but I caught the Northwest Tonight one. I wasnt too impressed, they didnt show a single exhibit , the only shot of the museum was in a Hall with Phil Redmund [with his hair cut ]......As I say- not impressed with their coverage but..Not too surprised though !

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    Edit : just caught your pics of the Royal Guests etc above Ged,, Cheers !

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    Hiya CP.

    Apparently Phil Redmonds barber wasn't too impressed with the coverage either.

    Who needs the Itv or echo to give you gallery images though while i'm here



    Some more.

    A bayko model of the old art deco airport terminal building.



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    A medal pile showing every conceivable award including regiment badges etc.



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    There are two particularly good stories accompanying the rare exhibits of 2 Boer war VC medals.

    One chap had to go and get assistance as his battalion came under fire, he reached the garrison for help some distance away before returning himself to play a major part in the victory that ensued. Another brave soul took command after his general was killed and despite 4 months and thousands of shells raining down on them they saw it out, again to victory. It's told better and in more detail than that in the Museum.

    Word of warning. Give yourself a full day to see this whole place as there is so much to read, listen to, look at and see on screen and you wouldn't do it justice just glossing over it as you wouldn't know where to start.
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    You.ve put together a cracking package of the Opening ceremony and the exhibits for us to view here tonight Ged. thank You very Much, and yes There is probably going to be too much to take in on one visit.
    Its a pity the buses dont stop down there anymore it would be great to hop off and dive straight in there,
    ...still, cant have everything Eh !

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    Thanks Cp and everyone who has left their thanks. It's a pleasure being down there and hearing gasps and wows and seeing smiling faces old and new. In the 70s there was a reason for being down the Pier Head as it was a major bus terminus and had a few shops but now the crowds this year have been bigger than i've ever seen due to this place and others and organisations wanting to put events on at such a setting that they otherwise didn't do in the past.
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    Great photies Ged, HM looks nice !

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    brilliant Ged! i'm soo envy...I dream to see the Queen. i'm silly eyaaa

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    She went to the small crowd outside Lenka, it was very intimate really, you'd have got a good gander
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    Great pics Geddray ..well done


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    Thanks John Boy. I posted on the Everton library thread earlier. Dizzak has another explore for us - your phone was going to voicemail, catch you later.
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    Great pics Ged, good to see a Scouse photographer's shots of the event, rather than the standard corporate official photos. You had some real good vantage points there.

    I had relatives staying at The Jurys Inn last night and it looked great down there. The Big Wheel lit up and the various Christmas trees made the whole area look great. It just a pity those black buildings by the Museum of Liverpool look so awful.

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    Thank BlueJeans, the Museum is proving to be a pull to even those who said they'd never darken its doorstep or take photos in there or from there.

    It will change the perceptions of the few people that had a downer on it over time i'm sure as it's OUR Museum, the Museum of Liverpool and anybody worth their salt in claiming to love Liverpool would want to see it do well and push it, not slam it.

    The area is great now isn't it like you say, but must agree on those black buildings, not quite so sure they'll grow on people.
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    the Museum is proving to be a pull to even those who said they'd never darken its doorstep or take photos in there or from there.
    Not this fella,Pedro...as I said in the past...give it time for the polish to wear off and it will become like the World Museum...I mean how many times would you go the flics and watch the same blockbuster movie.

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    Never if you were my companion.

    Museums are museums, exhibits are long terms but eventually inter changable. Because Liverpool is a tourist attraction and a big student city there will always be a big imput of different people seeing these things for the first time.

    Shame on anyone who wants their own City museum to fail just because of a titty lip and not wanting to admit its a huge attraction.

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    Usually families with younger ones tend to visit a lot more frequently. I know when my son was younger we were never away from the museums ! We used to take him a lot, then when he was old enough to go on his own he would always be down there with friends. We used to joke that he should get a job in the museum because he knew every nook & cranny and knew where all the exhibits where. A few times he said he gave tourists directions to exhibits in the maritime
    Now he is older, we do still visit from time to time, maybe once or twice a year instead of every other week like we used to when he was a kid.
    Hoping to do a few more visits soon.

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    That's the spirit Lindy, as custodians of the city, build and they will come as they did in the past. I know a lot more just like your lad Lindy who keep on making the visits. In fact on my visits there, I know i've bumped into the same Yoer twice and an old neighbour THREE times and he says he's been again and again so has been there when I haven't so think of the amount of strangers who do that. You'll never get to see it all in one visit anyway, not if you're really paying attention to everything there is on offer.
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    Hi Ged

    Great photographs, Ged, of HM and Prince Philip and also of the Boer War exhibit. I missed that when I was at the museum in October.

    Years ago (circa 1964) my maternal grandmother and I went to the Anglican Cathedral when Elizabeth, the Queen Mother was there. There was a tent outside of the cathedral itself and somehow we went through a flap and found ourselves directly in the path of the Queen Mother. An interesting encounter. As was her way, she just gave us one of her gracious smiles as she moved on. As an aside, the Queen Mother and my Nanna shared a birthday: August 4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    Museums are museums, exhibits are long terms but eventually inter changable.
    My biggest gripe is the Anglia up in the air
    As you say Ged museums are museums. Also the fact that it is free admission, I cannot see why anyone would want to criticise it! It isn't as if you have to pay to get in!
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    Some would prefer just a couple of acres of flagstones i'm sure

    Or it being opened by a couple of the cast of hollyoakes just because they live in Woolton.
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    My gripe with the New Museum is and always will be that it's such an ugly building.
    The other gripes are, like Mark, the Ford Anglia shoved up out the way.
    Also the wheelie bins on show - WTF? And the wide stairs.
    I must take another look and see how much it's improved since the first week of opening.
    Cracker pics Ged.

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    Cheers John.
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    What is the boat Ged? I think that is up in the air as well. I couldn't see a notice saying what it is...

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    Or it being opened by a couple of the cast of hollyoakes just because they live in Woolton.
    To be fair I think they were turning the lights on somewhere else so we had to make do with HM Queen
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    I think the new Museum is gaining in popularity all the time, and with it being only a short walk from the Albert Dock means it has a ready made customer base on tap. Maybe some additional High- Vis signeage directing visitors over the bridge towards it from the Peirmasters house area may be helpful.
    When I first saw the artists impression drawing for the building i was most definitely not impressed due to its modern shape situated close by to what is now termed The 3 Graces { not sure when that term came into being }.
    Since visiting the museum and the remodelled Pier Head area I have changed my original opinion and I think the design of old & new works well, after all its not sighted directly in front of the other buildings and is not blocking views in the way the Black Glass monstrosities are.
    A great advantage of the design of the building is the way it allows for those two Magnificent Glazed viewing areas, in my opinion they are already one of Liverpool's most valuable "must see "areas to visit,
    the views are truly spectacular.
    On the point of the Anglia being placed up in the air , well that was just plain daft putting it there.

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