Beatle Mania

We took a day trip from Manchester to visit Liverpool, birthplace of the Fab Four.  When researching the trip we found you can book all sorts of Beatles themed tours, but we aren’t exactly die-hard fans and didn’t want to spend the money.  Instead we headed off for the exhibit dedicated to the Beatles, The Beatles Story.  It was a little  pricey and a little hot but we enjoyed it.  I think we learned a lot about their early years and the breakup.  From there we wandered along the docks and popped into the Maritime Museum.  It had exhibits on Liverpool’s connection to shipping, the Titanic, Customs seizures and slavery throughout history.  Pretty interesting stuff.  The afternoon was spent walking up to the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, a massive modern structure (as far as cathedrals go) then resting our laurels in the park/cemetery adjacent.  At the end of our day we were tired, hot and didn’t feel much like doing anything else so we stopped into their library, read and relaxed until it was time for our train back.

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Re-creation of the Cavern Club

Re-creation of the Cavern Club

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Matthew Street - home of the Cavern Club

Matthew Street – home of the Cavern Club

Inside the ruins of a church bombed during WWII and never repaired

Inside the ruins of a church bombed during WWII and never repaired

The Anglican Cathedral

The Anglican Cathedral

Some perspective on how huge it was (and this picture goes less than halfway up the front)

Some perspective on how huge it was (and this picture goes less than halfway up the front)

Their awesome baptismal font

Their awesome baptismal font

Headstones lining the path down to the park

Headstones lining the path down to the park

More headstones lining the park

More headstones lining the park

View of the Cathedral from the park

View of the Cathedral from the park

The central library - old outside, modern inside

The central library – old outside, modern inside