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    Exclamation Picture Of The Day Feb 08

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    The Ben Johnson mural of Liverpool being painted in the Walker`s Art Gallery
    being raised off the floor, Mr Johnson is in the left hand corner of the photo


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    Splendid

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    The mind boggles at the detail they are putting into that painting.

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    Fantastic. I love that kind of detailed work

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    Fab pic, Kev! Thanks!

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    That must have taken a long time to paint. Some detail and what patience.

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    Default 2nd February 2008

    Sea Wall defences at Leasowe, Wirral
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    Thanks for posting that mural picture. Wonderful

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    Quote Originally Posted by taffy View Post
    Sea Wall defences at Leasowe, Wirral
    great pic, how do those defences work, are they against tanks, landing craft , infantry or what, they look like they would give good cover to gunfire

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    Quote Originally Posted by shoney View Post
    great pic, how do those defences work, are they against tanks, landing craft , infantry or what, they look like they would give good cover to gunfire
    Thanks for the comments. I've always assumed the sea defences at Leasowe were designed to break up waves but I suppose they could have had other uses like stopping tanks landing. Never thought of that one.

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    Great photo, Taffy. I would also tend to think that what you photographed is a measure to protect the coast rather than a wartime defense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGeorge View Post
    Great photo, Taffy. I would also tend to think that what you photographed is a measure to protect the coast rather than a wartime defense.

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    yeah i realise that now, why would the germans land on the wirral, you can't even get a bag of decent chips............my mistake

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    Once upon a time, (long long ago,) you could walk from New Brighton Baths to West Kirby and not see any concrete for the whole walk.
    The present defences are there as a defence agains the sea and land erosion.
    They are doing a great job but alas, spoilt a nice sand-dune coast line.
    During the summer? we spend a lot of time on Leasowe Common.

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    Spent a lot of our weekends at Morton Common when I was a kid. We had
    a family tent which we left in a shed in someones back garden to save us carrying it backwards and forwards to Kirkdale,the cost was sixpence a week.
    Every sunday would see us carrying bags of cockles on the ferry going home.
    The sea defences weren`t put there till after the war years
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    Yes I remember Morton was the costa brava to us kids back in the 50/60s not that I ever went very often but when someone did take me ,the tents were all over the sands and it looked like another country to me. Now it would probably look like a refugee camp.

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    Those Sea defences >>>>>
    The lady on the left with back to us is my wife.

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    a blue sky. Not often there over Liverpool, isn't it?

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    No atany, we don't see blue sky very often

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregs dad View Post
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    The statue of John on the Central building
    Very well lit.
    The two fingers the Beatles gave always amused me because it could be taken two completely ways, although this photo makes it look like 'the finger'.

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    Great Picture Philip. Are those railings painted in the colours of the African flag ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steven View Post
    Great Picture Philip. Are those railings painted in the colours of the African flag ?
    red yellow and green is for africa, the blue is for everton as we have more africans than liverpool, before you start with a list just ignore me H-asbo, i'm just having a laugh

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    I wondered always why the Brits love these bright colours. Strong red, yellow and so on. For instance also at the window frames or doors of the houses. The phone boxes too. And now at this fence. In Germany nobody uses such colours.
    But there is always a cloudy sky in Britain. And maybe the people seek for such colours to do something against the grey of the sky. That's it, isn't it?

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    When Winter comes can Spring be far behind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atany View Post
    But there is always a cloudy sky in Britain.
    Bit of a sweeping statement. We have a great variation of weather here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris48 View Post
    Bit of a sweeping statement. We have a great variation of weather here.
    Well said Chris48

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    Great Picture Philip. Are those railings painted in the colours of the African flag ?
    The Red, Gold and Green Colours are symbolic of the Rastafarian faith. In this case yellow seems to have been substituted for gold.

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