Museum of Liverpool

Museum of Liverpool

Taken from Hartley Quay the above photograph shows the new Museum of Liverpool which is to be opened on Tuesday 19th July 2011. This unique building on the waterfront is going to reflect the city’s global significance through its unique geography, history and culture (according to their website). Interestingly the huge picture window we see which measures 8 metres high and 28 metres wide can become a cinema screen for large waterfront events. I look forward to returning to the city to capture the finished building at dusk or even at night.

The Pump House Inn at Albert Dock Liverpool

The Pump House Inn at Albert Dock Liverpool

I recently saw a similar image taken from this viewpoint but taken a few minutes before sunrise. Obviously the sky was very different but it did inspire me to want to get back to Liverpool for more night photography sometime soon. This was taken a few years back but shows an angle of the Albert Docks I haven’t shared previously. The Pump House Inn on the right has always posed as a challenge to me. It is difficult to capture the full building and chimney without taking a nice wide angle view, such as we can see above.

Cranes over Liverpool City Centre

Cranes over Liverpool City Centre

Liverpool ONE is a popular shopping, residential and leisure complex in the city centre of Liverpool which opened in 2008. The above photograph was taken from the Albert Docks area looking towards the Radio City Tower as construction of Liverpool ONE was taking place in 2007. We can see five cranes, four red and one white. They stand out from the deep blue background well and create interesting shapes.

Superlambanana in Liverpool by Taro Chiezo

Superlambanana in Liverpool by Taro Chiezo

Taken in Liverpool city centre a couple of years ago, this huge sculpture is called the Superlambanana. He is 17 feet tall and weighs in at just under eight tons. The Japanese artist Taro Chiezo intended it to be a cross between a banana and a lamb. It stands outside the John Moores University Avril Robarts Library on Tithebarn Street. It is a shame that it was in shadow on the day I took this photograph, but I still wanted to share him with you.