Monday, 20 August 2012

The Royal Liver Building, Liverpool, England.

The Royal Liver Building from a distance. It is one of, if not the most symbolic building in Liverpool, sitting on Liverpool's famous waterfront as part of the 'three Graces' of Liverpool. It has a clock face bigger than that of Big Ben, which started at the exact time King George V was crowned in 1911 and was once the tallest storied building in Europe.

On top both towers rest the infamous Liver birds. Legend has it that the female looks out across the sea to guard the sailors and the male focuses on the city to protect the people; however, some believe that the female stares at the sea to eye up the sailors and the male likes to see what time the pubs shut!! Nevertheless, if the Liver Birds were to fly off, the City of Liverpool would be no more.

Friday, 17 August 2012

Superlambanana - Liverpool, England.

Created by Japenese artist Tar Chiezo, it was constructed in 2008 to celebrate Liverpool's European Capital of Culture status. It comments on the dangers of genetic engineering, using the lamb and banana (which were both common cargo at one point at Liverpool's docks), and also plays on Liverpool's famous sense of humour.

The 17ft model currently stands on Tithebarn street in the city centre.

There were also more than 150 smaller sculptures scattered throughout the North West, one in London Euston train station, and one on a mountain in Wales.

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Saturday, 4 August 2012


Mariensäule in the centre of Marienplatz, erected to celebrate the end of the Swedish invasion. The Virgin Mary sits at the top.