Liverpool, one of my new favourite places.

Liverpool Travel Blog

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When my uncle told me my brother and he were going to Liverpool, I was a bit jelous and asked him if I could come with. Of course I could, he said. And I don't regret coming with them.

Liverpool was a fantastic city, beautiful and with nice people. I was there in the middle of an ongoing exhibition, thanks to Liverpool being the European Capital of Culture 08, where over hundred "lambananas" had been placed all over the city. Me and my brother of course had to take pictures of us with as many of these lambananas as we could find, so we grabbed a map with the lambananas marked on it. Although we only saw the ones in the center of Liverpool, this still gave us a chance to see different parts of Liverpool.

The Operations Room in Western Approaches Command at Derby House in Liverpool.

We also visited World Museum Liverpool, a nice museum with very nive things like an aquarium, a space and time exhibition and lots of other things. This is also the place where we saw our first lambanana! We had to ask about these lambananas, and appearently it's the creation of some Japanese artist. It symbolizes Liverpool's import and export, with lambs being the main export and bananas being the main import. Fun!

One very moving museum (or exhibition, rather, as it was part of the Merseyside Maritime Museum), was the International Slavery Museum. It's the world's biggest museum focusing on Atlantic slave trade. The images and stories told here were very moving and emotional.

We also had time to visit Western Approaches Command at Derby House in Liverpool. This was the opperational command during World War II, responsible for the safety of the British shipping. They had this huge map on the wall of the Atlantic sea and the countries involved.

Of course you can't visit Liverpool without visiting the Beatles museum. At least that's what our uncle told us. Me and my brother weren't as interested as the Beatles isn't really our kind of music. But we went there anyway, and me and my brother ended up going the whole tour, while our uncle just rushed through the whole thing, haha!

Well, that's about all wehad time to do these three days we were there!

martinezsmi says:
thanks for the explaination of a lambanana had no idea what you were taking pic with up until then
Posted on: Jul 22, 2008
ellkay says:
There you go, I uploaded some pictures of us posing in front of some of those lambananas :D
Posted on: Jul 20, 2008
metroguy says:
Any pics of lambanana?,Im curious what it looks like, because in your blog its sound you and your brother had fun looking for that thing...
Posted on: Jul 19, 2008
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