Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Liverpool Trip

Pictures from the trip to Liverpool

Crosby Beach "Another Place" sculptor Anthony Gormley's installation.

My favourite pictures from the Tate Liverpool
 Robert Therrien

 Andy Warhol - The Kick

 Marc Quinn - The Etymology of Morphology

 Salvador Dali - Lobster Telephone

Statue of Billy Fury by Tom Murphy

Crosby Beach was horribly windy, cold and covered in rubbish which made Anthony Gormley's statue men seem desolate staring out to sea, stuck in place and rusting away. Someone had drawn a bikini on one of the lonely fellas and it made it look like a depressed clown.
Albert dock was much more active and cheerful with the Tate full of famous artists names and the Museum  of Liverpool with big swirling ramp and statues of lam bananas  outside. Unfortunately my camera ran out of battery and we were evacuated by fire alarm before seeing everything.
We went to the Merseyside Maritime Museum to see some ridiculous and some ingenious ways people had tried to smuggle things in to Liverpool.
We also walked through china town to see the Liverpool Cathedral the most touristy church I've seen with neon signs , a coffee shop and gift shop.