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    As I was in Liverpool for a visit to the workings of the Queensway Tunnel, and the walk through (which I have posted on that thread), I had a wander around with my camera and captured a few pictures:

    We started in the William Duncan, a bog-tiled pub on St John's Lane - I gather this is repro, but very well done:


    I tried to get the same view as in my 1970s picture of the Albert Dock:


    but in those days there were no canal boats:


    ALthough I like some modern architecture, I'm not sure that this is the right place for it:





    and a few from Birkenhead:

    Detailing at the tunnel entrance:


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    Hamilton Square Station:


    The Anglican Cathedral across the water:


    The three graces


    and the Albert Dock:


    Modern monstrosities


    and some proper architecture:

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    Nice pics there, i wonder if that tiling is repro or original as it seems very well done as you say.
    Cracking day yesterday going through the tunnel and back over on the ferry.
    Can't remember the last time I got on the ferry and went straight back to the Pier Head without hearing "Ferry Across The Mersey" playing out.

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    Take time out to read your cameras manual on taking pics in overcast outdoors lighting.


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    Quote Originally Posted by chrismarsden View Post
    Nice pics there, i wonder if that tiling is repro or original as it seems very well done as you say.
    I doubt it,that architecture would cost an arm and a leg to reproduce in todays money...I suspect it was bufferd and steam cleaned to its original state..much cheaper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
    Take time out to read your cameras manual on taking pics in overcast outdoors lighting.

    Photoshop required, see Joe for advice ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
    Take time out to read your cameras manual on taking pics in overcast outdoors lighting.

    I quite like the moody effects - the clouds are often more interesting than the buildings

    John

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    The tiling is original, I worked there restoring it and the ceiling in 1979.

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    Great pics Danesis...

    WE did work on that building in 79'

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    Ah now come on. You can't count sitting in the bus drivers canteen eating bacon sarnies as work?
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    Quote Originally Posted by danensis View Post
    As I was in Liverpool for a visit to the workings of the Queensway Tunnel, and the walk through (which I have posted on that thread), I had a wander around with my camera and captured a few pictures:




    and some proper architecture:
    I hope you're not including the new Mersey Ferries building when you say that. Your photo serves to show clearly how this latest monstrosity spoils the view from the river of the Cunard Building and thereby the Three Graces generally. The City Planners should be thoroughly ashamed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Robbo View Post
    I hope you're not including the new Mersey Ferries building when you say that. Your photo serves to show clearly how this latest monstrosity spoils the view from the river of the Cunard Building and thereby the Three Graces generally. The City Planners should be thoroughly ashamed.
    It just shows the standard of alot of modern buildings compared with the older buildings.

    When u think about how much places like the ferry building cost can u imagine how much a 'liver building' would cost nowadays

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    Quote Originally Posted by danensis View Post
    I quite like the moody effects - the clouds are often more interesting than the buildings

    John
    Danensis, great pics. Please don't photoshop them. I love the moody skies and sulky water. I have taken some very moody pics of the Manhattan skyline and Statue of Liberty over the years and they are my faves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Robbo View Post
    I hope you're not including the new Mersey Ferries building when you say that. Your photo serves to show clearly how this latest monstrosity spoils the view from the river of the Cunard Building and thereby the Three Graces generally. The City Planners should be thoroughly ashamed.
    Interesting to see that the new Ferries building has since won the "Carbuncle" Award:

    BBC News - 28 August 2009

    Ferry terminal's Carbuncle award


    The flagship ?10.5m ferry terminal at Liverpool's Pier Head has won the "Carbuncle Cup" which is awarded to Britain's worst new building.

    Three judges for the Building Design (BD) magazine said the Merseytravel building was "a shining example of bad architecture and bad planning".

    A spokesman for Merseytravel defended the building saying it had "tremendous community support".

    "This is only the view of two journalists and an architect," he said.

    The building incorporates ferry operations, a Beatles museum and a rooftop restaurant. It was designed by Belfast-based Hamilton architects.

    The terminal is cantilevered on two sides and clad in limestone to complement the new Liverpool Museum next door.

    The judges added: "It is such an amazing site, directly in front of the Three Graces, but the architects seem barely to have noticed.

    "It is like letting a bad second-year student build next to St Peter's.

    "The architect evidently once looked at a Zaha building in a magazine. It is essentially a horrible sectional idea that has been extruded like a stick of rock."

    Judges were split between the Liverpool waterside building and a structure in Nottingham - both they said were appalling - but in the end they decided that "given the damage inflicted by the ferry terminal on what is a UNESCO world heritage site" it was the more worthy recipient.

    Another of Liverpool's buildings - Cesar Pelli's One Park West - was shortlisted for the Cup.

    The final three buildings that were nominated were: Make's Amenity building for Nottingham University, Hamilton Architects' Ferry Terminal in Liverpool and Queen Margaret University campus, Aberdeen, by Dyer Associates.

    .............................

    Well, I'm no architect but I told you so!

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    Ah now come on. You can't count sitting in the bus drivers canteen eating bacon sarnies as work?
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