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Old February 22nd, 2010, 05:10 AM   #21
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I went to school in Cleveland so none of this really seems all that bad or shocking.
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Old February 22nd, 2010, 05:57 AM   #22
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Can't understand why this area is so bad. Does Liverpool have massive population decline or/and economic depression?
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Old February 22nd, 2010, 06:59 AM   #23
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Seems more Detroit, Baltimore only has a few areas of complete neglect.
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Old February 22nd, 2010, 11:38 AM   #24
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Thanks everyone. Most photos were taken in regeneration zones and aren't too bad,But some part's of the city are scary. Liverpool is still a great city the gritty bits just make it all the more interesting.
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Old February 22nd, 2010, 01:37 PM   #25
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Geez, that's just . . . wow. Liverpool looks like something I'd see in a sci-fi movie about WWIII. Your pictures have a sense of war about them. Absolutely great job showcasing this city. Really opened my eyes that there's more to the UK than just the gleaming glass skyscrapers of London.
The world is not only composed of western Europe and the US.

Most cities on all the five continents do not have enough money to have bright paint on all the constructions and the most efficient trash collecting services.

If anything, Liverpool is quite normal
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Old February 22nd, 2010, 02:36 PM   #26
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Seems more Detroit, Baltimore only has a few areas of complete neglect.
So does Liverpool. This series has focused on one particular side of Liverpool. Other parts of the city are quite desirable.

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Old February 22nd, 2010, 03:14 PM   #27
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So does Liverpool. This series has focused on one particular side of Liverpool. Other parts of the city are quite desirable.
Yes i totally agree
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Old February 22nd, 2010, 04:33 PM   #28
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Nice photoset jock. You said that most of the photographs were taken in "Regeneration Zones", but I think it's worth pointing out that a lot of those boarded up properties have been acquired under CPO, their occupants moved on and buildings themselves earmarked for demolition as part of a massive and now unnecessary housing renewal scheme devised in the 90s. Liverpool was in a much worse state 30 years ago than it is today.
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Old February 22nd, 2010, 05:12 PM   #29
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Nice photoset jock. You said that most of the photographs were taken in "Regeneration Zones", but I think it's worth pointing out that a lot of those boarded up properties have been acquired under CPO, their occupants moved on and buildings themselves earmarked for demolition as part of a massive and now unnecessary housing renewal scheme devised in the 90s. Liverpool was in a much worse state 30 years ago than it is today.
Thank's for the info yoshef, it's a crime that lots of those great buildings are being torn down.
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Old February 22nd, 2010, 07:33 PM   #30
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Really interesting thread, showing only the depressing part of a city.
Youre a great photographer!

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Liverpool can't touch Detroit or Cleveland
Is Cleveland comparable with Detroit economically? I always thought its a nice city with future, but then again, the only information i have is the great 30 Rock episode - Liz Lemon loves Cleveland!
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Old February 22nd, 2010, 09:34 PM   #31
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Really interesting thread, showing only the depressing part of a city.
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Is Cleveland comparable with Detroit economically? I always thought its a nice city with future, but then again, the only information i have is the great 30 Rock episode - Liz Lemon loves Cleveland!
Yeah, kinda. Cleveland, like Detroit is an old industrial city which has suffered alot of the same setbacks as Detroit. Although in Cleveland, the running joke is "Atleast we're not Detroit!" LOL I lived there for three years, two in Downtown and one in Lakewood. Honestly, I don't forsee myself ever living there again. But I'm not from there and that's just me.
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Old February 22nd, 2010, 09:46 PM   #32
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I've lived near worse, and I've seen much worse but it looks like there are some good buildings that can be salvaged and others that should be knocked down and rebuilt. If done right, theses areas can come back to life. As for Baltimore, it was much worse when I lived nearby in the late '80s and the city continues to renew itself more and more. I've always seen Liverpool and Baltimore as very alike...but for their best parts.
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Old February 23rd, 2010, 12:47 AM   #33
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Jock, hope you don't mind me adding to your thread with some of my own shots to show the other, more tourist* orientated side of the city, for contrast?

Much of downtown Liverpool is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the city itself has some cracking architecture, English Heritage called it "England's finest victorian city", IIRC the city boasts most listed buildings outside London, and a superb waterfront setting.

* no beatles!

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Old February 23rd, 2010, 10:26 AM   #34
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Jock, hope you don't mind me adding to your thread with some of my own shots to show the other, more tourist* orientated side of the city, for contrast?
No not at all yoshef, some great shots there.I am not trying to show the city in a bad light i just really like gritty urban photos + there are thousands of city centre photos on SSC.
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Old February 23rd, 2010, 11:25 AM   #35
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No not at all yoshef, some great shots there.I am not trying to show the city in a bad light i just really like gritty urban photos + there are thousands of city centre photos on SSC.
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Old February 23rd, 2010, 08:52 PM   #36
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I went to school in Cleveland so none of this really seems all that bad or shocking.
Ahh, the irony is that Cleveland UK is quite of a hell-hole too.

By the way, is the area called 'Baltimore'? I think I might have misunderstood the title, is Baltimore USA like that?
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Old February 24th, 2010, 03:54 PM   #37
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Having worked and lived in both cities I don't think Liverpool looks like Baltimore at all. Liverpool is ten times worse.
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Old February 24th, 2010, 04:59 PM   #38
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Love that one:

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Old February 24th, 2010, 05:05 PM   #39
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Architecturally many of those buildings are quite nice, they just need to be refurbished.
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Old February 24th, 2010, 05:21 PM   #40
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Architecturally many of those buildings are quite nice, they just need to be refurbished.
i kinda like the ones with crummy faces, like this one http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/j...rpool20341.jpg

it gets old when everything's brand new and shiny
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