It’s become a tradition that a few days before Christmas we have a “family day” where we do something, and/or go somewhere to spend some time together. This year we decided to go to Liverpool the day before Christmas Eve. We were lucky. It was a beautiful winter’s day. Blue sky and sunshine. A relief from the seemingly endless days of rain we’d had for several weeks – and, as it turned out, from the days that followed.
First stop was St John’s tower. It was a great day for looking over the rooftops and taking in a panorama of the city and the outskirts.
On a good clear day we could see out to sea and as far as the Welsh mountains. And the ferry crossing the Mersey
Afterwards up Mount Pleasant, stopping off for a coffee on route, towards the Philharmonic Hall for a lunchtime concert. Merry Brassmas featured five members of the Liverpool Philharmonic brass section playing arrangements of Christmas songs for a brass quintet interspersed with some readings and with audience participation, singing carols.
An enjoyable hour’s entertainment, and I was now beginning to feel “Christmassy”.
Then we walked down towards Albert Dock
to the Maritime Museum.
After that a walk along the old docks towards the Pier Head
for a quick visit to the Museum of Liverpool Life
The views from both ends of the building
As we left the museum, night was beginning to descend.
After a wander around the Liverpool One and Church Street (window shopping only) we went for a meal at Jamie’s
Then it was time to make our way back towards the Anglican cathedral where we’d parked the car, passing the Chinese Arch