This is a close up detail of the eat side of the “bombed out church” in Liverpool, at St. Luke’s Church. As you can see this window is completely open to the elements. The reason this church is a burnt out, roofless shell is that it was bombed in May 1941. Although you can’t go “inside”, the church grounds are open to the public and definitely worth a visit if you’re passing.
On a recent day trip to Liverpool with Ben and Liz we went to the Tate art gallery at the Albert Docks. Although I have photographed Planet before I thought it was worth capturing this big red boat in Dukes Dock again. I still have little idea of what it is doing. I haven’t ever been on board but it has been there for years. I realise that it was probably once a light house boat but not sure what it does now. Is it really a bar as it says on the side?
This is an alternative view of St Luke’s Church in Liverpool, which shows more clearly how although from the outside at certain angles it looks like a normal church, it is in fact merely a shell with no windows or roof. It makes me wonder what will become of this “building”. I can’t see it ever being repaired back to its original condition, but at the same time think it would be sad if it was knocked down to make way for something new. Only time will tell.
The cathedral of the Church of Christ in Liverpool is more commonly known as Liverpool Cathedral. This Church of England cathedral in the city centre is huge. The total external length of the building is 189 metres (620 feet) making it the longest cathedral in the world. This was the second time I have visited and been inside, but I have still yet to make it to the top of the tower which stands at 100 metres (331 feet). Maybe it will be third time lucky for getting views of Liverpool from the top of the cathedral tower.
This is the front of the church of St. Luke in Liverpool, on the corner of Berry Street and Leece Street opposite the top of Bold Street. From this angle it looks like a normal 19th century church, but on closer inspection all is not as it seems. This church is known locally as the bombed-out church, as on the 5th May 1941 it was hit and burned by an incendiary bomb. If you look closely at the windows on the right side of the tower you can see sky through them as it has no roof.