Firstly The Blue Angel Nightclub.
A Beatle related site read the history of this place here
|I don't think anyone is lining up to get|
It was amazing to see the contrast of the lush gardens surrounding the Church and the empty church itself.
I'm lucky with the staff at my hotel, one of the girls here was once a tour guide and whilst I was having lunch she sat down and told me about the area where I'd been that morning. They have concerts and markets inside the cathedral from time to time, wouldn't that be great!
|I'd like to think this is the boy's luggage when they returned from Hamburg|
|Random art just near The Institute|
This brown building is Brownlow Hill and also the Victoria Gallery and Museum there are so many interesting buildings and signs here.
Back on the Albert Dock again because this is the old working heart of Liverpool it was the entrance and exit for people and goods. And this is acknowledged by the many statues around the area like this one to salute the working horses.
Another is the actual propella from RMS Lusitania which I've heard is affectionately known round these parts as "Lucy".
|These two ships are the last sailing vessels to work on the Mersey.|
|The size of the sea gulls here is scary! But at least they aren't hassling you for your food!|
First stop was 20 Forthlin Road.
Paul was 13 when the family moved in here.
There is no photography allowed inside the houses.
I understand that, at Paul's place his brother Mick has lent the Trust some Family photos that are from his personal copywritten collection. They make the place more " homey".
Paul's is not a big house the rooms are small and in 1955 these were council houses, the McCartney's were a working class family as we're all the Beatles Family's.
|Me pretending I had a foot in the door|
|The only signage at Paul's|
It was considered to be a 'posh house in a posh area' to quote Paul.
Again no photography inside, the bedroom upstairs where John did his writing and dreaming was the highlight for me. Seeing copies of his handwritten notes and stories, his school cap and tie, yep very emotional. Unfortunately there is not enough time to look at all the memorabilia put out to be looked at. I wasn't the only person to think that. For instance there is a photo album with family photos, photos I've never seen before and 14 other people who wanted to look also. It's the only fault of this tour not enough time at Mendips.
I've yet to have a proper English beer as most of the pubs around here are all about the tourists.
I have had to make do with Fosters but I'm sure when I get down to Cheddington on the weekend my good friends Dawn and Kerry will get me sorted beer wise that is!
So that's it for today until next time Cheers!