Friday, 21 October 2011

Sitting in an English garden waiting for the sun

This past week I've been in Liverpool with my Uni course. During the day we went on walking and sketching tours of the city, trying to soak up the atmosphere and look a little bit closer at the architecture, design and history of the place. And then, on the evening, we shook off the rain and went dancing. I took literally HUNDREDS of photos on my camera, so I won't subject you to all of them. But there were a few cracking ones which I'm pretty pleased with.



The next time you're in a big city, have a closer look around. There are places and building frontages you probably walk past every day which deserve a little more attention. We were encouraged to consider whether a mix of contemporary design fits in smoothly next to the more traditional buildings (image 5 is a prime example of this), and also how to fill urban spaces which sit alongside architecture which can't really be competed against. xox

27 comments:

  1. I've never been to Liverpool, but these pictures really make me want to visit!
    It seems like such an inspirational town, plus the Beatles are my favourite band, so i'd love to visit all of their old haunts, ha!
    I love the transition between the old traditional architecture and the modern, like you said!
    Glad you had a good trip,
    Charlestown, xoxo
    www.new--romantic.blogspot.com

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  2. These are gorgeous photos Claire,I've always wanted to visit Leeds after my friends raved about their time at uni there! Glad you had fun as well as working :) x

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  3. I always looks up, that's where the best architecture lies! I'm glad you enjoyed Liverpool, even if my stupid essay prevented me going to Med (we normally go, typical) and seeing you. I'm hoping to go to Sheffield at some point this year, so we'll have to try again! xxx

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  4. Lots of people take Liverpool for granted because of all the chavs, hahaa... but it's actually an amazing city~ There are alot more beautiful old buildings over at the Moorfield area :)

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  5. Beautiful photographs! I went there last year with my uni also, we paid a visit to the galleries there to check out the artwork. It was a wonderful place, plenty of buildings with heaps of character!

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  6. Nope, I've never been to Liverpool before but it appears to be rather lovely. I really enjoy an interesting mix of architecture if the form is good.

    x

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  7. You just made me super excited to live in the UK in January! Such pretty pictures!

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  8. oh these pictures are beautiful claire, i adore the top two especially! i really must start taking more photographs of my town, you've inspired me to do so :) xx

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  9. I LOVE all of these pictures, but especially that second one. At first I thought it was a river but then I looked again and saw the street and water. Beautiful :)

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  10. The pictures look amazing! I've only been to Liverpool once, and didn't get the chance to look around properly. I need to go again.

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  11. oooo i love Liverpool... it's the closest city to were i live... the liver bird building is just amazing! =)
    great photos xx

    www.pebbzblog.blogspot.com

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  12. Wow these photos are just stunning - I love Liverpool and this has made me miss it so much! Glad you had a good time, I completely agree with you about looking up when you're cities and paying the buildings around you more attention! x

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  13. I've never been to Liverpool so it's nice to see your photos. I love discovering a new city, looking at the different buildings and other surroundings. xx

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  14. This photos are amazing! I just moved to Manchester a month ago, and having never lived in a city before, I love the combination of old and new and I love how there are really old areas of town with traditional buildings and then really modern areas like the shopping centre.
    Lovely post

    Alex
    Snapshots of a Northerner

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  15. I would love to live somewhere like that first photo, gorgeous!
    I always look at buildings. There are so many horrid discount shops on my high street and you look about the gaudy signs and you can see it used to be a grand bank or something. I found all the buildings in the Tower of London interesting. The complex has a range from medieval times, regency and modern day x

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  16. I love Liverpool so so so much! i have no words for these pictures, they're amazing!!!

    xxxx

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  17. cracking pics, glad you enjoyed it and looked a bit closer/payed tones of attention to how it looks instead of it passing you by. wonderful place

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  18. Gorgeous pictures! I do love Liverpool although I haven't been since I was a snipper :P You're completely right, I feel like when you're in a big city you miss out on so many incredible things because everything goes past so fast and you get caught up in the rush sometimes you need to step back, take in the atmosphere and surroundings.

    L x

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  19. I can almost see my house across the river in one of your photos!

    It's so nice to see the city from the perspective of someone who is visiting - although having moved away I am kind of developing that point of view myself.

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  20. I have always wanted to visit Liverpool, heard it is a cracking night out! These pictures make me even more desperate!
    Sophie
    x

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  21. amazing photos! I've never been to liverpool but I;ve always wanted to, it look lovely!
    xx

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  22. i love liverpool. great photos :D

    www.missmathful.blogspot.com

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  23. I went to Liverpool for the first time last year and absolutely loved it. These photos are lovely x

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  25. The pictures are gorgeous! I see some of these buildings every day but you've captured loveliness that I've never even noticed!

    Sounds like you had a good time - which bars/clubs did you go to while you were here? xxx

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