Leaving Liverpool: The John Lennon Airport
Liverpool Travel Blog› entry 10 of 16 › view all entries
June 28th, 2007 – by: Isabetlog
Formerly known as the Speke Airport, it was renamed in 2002 in honor of John - 22 years after his death. Outside is the Yellow Submarine which was originally built in 1984 for an International Garden Festival. It's had several homes in Liverpool since and was moved to it current location in 2005. Inside, the bronze Lennon statue stands on the second floor and painted on the walls above the check-in counters are several of his lyrics. On the roof of the terminal is painted the line "Above us only sky." I didn't get to see it after take off and all I could manage was that of the Mersey River and part of the city.
The airport was closed down two days after I left when an arrest was made on a suspect in relation to the terrorist attacks in Glasgow and London just days before. Yikes!
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