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Old January 17th, 2009, 02:41 AM   #61
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Is that Parthenon-themed building still there?
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Old January 17th, 2009, 03:00 AM   #62
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yeah st georges hall is still there
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Old January 17th, 2009, 10:48 AM   #63
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Is that Parthenon-themed building still there?

St Georges Hall looks like the Parthenon in Athens and is still there, but the building that looked like the Pantheon in Rome was destroyed after war time bombing:

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Pantheon in Rome

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Old January 17th, 2009, 12:52 PM   #64
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wow

what i would do to just step back in time and be in those pics.. smell the air.. touch the buildings, feel the buzz. those colour ones realy bring it to life
That's it. the yearning to do so is almost overwhelming.
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Old January 17th, 2009, 09:01 PM   #65
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You get the feeling in those old photographs (thanks to everyone for posting them) that people were in Liverpool because there was nowhere else they could be. You had to be in Liverpool to make money, prosper, get on in life or simply survive. In that respect it was a like a present day third world city but also a great metropolis.
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Old January 17th, 2009, 10:53 PM   #66
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St Georges Hall looks like the Parthenon in Athens and is still there, but the building that looked like the Pantheon in Rome was destroyed after war time bombing:

Custom House Liverpool

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You can still find bits of the Custom House lying around in Anfield Cemetery. I've got some in my garden.

Pics from the cemetery:




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Old January 18th, 2009, 12:32 PM   #67
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Why are bits of it in a cemetery??
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Old January 18th, 2009, 07:14 PM   #68
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thanks for posting yoshef

Love this one you found, is there a few things missing ?


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Old January 19th, 2009, 04:33 PM   #69
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Why are bits of it in a cemetery??

They've been laid to rest.
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Old January 19th, 2009, 05:19 PM   #70
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thanks for posting yoshef

Love this one you found, is there a few things missing ?

Yeah the Liverbirds are missing, I noticed that too. I thought it was the quality of the photograph at first, but the clock face is also missing, so presumably the picture was taken during construction?

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Old January 24th, 2009, 05:07 PM   #71
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Not a photo but it would be good to keep all the old stuff together:

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Description: View showing the waterfront of Liverpool and traffic on the River Mersey. There are many sailing ships docked here in the various docks. During the 18th century a number of docks were built: the first in c.1709-21, Salthouse Dock in 1734, Canning Dock in 1753, George's Dock in 1767, Duke's Dock in 1773, the King's Dock 1784, the Manchester Dock of c.1785. Various buildings can be seen along the waterfront, one of the spires is of St George's Church, but it is difficult to identify the others. By 1800, the population of Liverpool had reached 80,000 and it had prospered as a port, importing cotton for Lancashire's growing textile industry.
Source: http://www.europeana.eu/portal/full-...ble&pageId=bd#
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Old February 4th, 2009, 11:23 AM   #72
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this one is by Jazzlad and is dated 1981 and if I'm not mistaken shows the Bibby Warehouse behind the Waterloo dock warehouse(?).

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Old February 4th, 2009, 12:33 PM   #73
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The more modern looking building to the left of the Bibby Warehouse would also have looked OK with a clean up.
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Old February 4th, 2009, 03:13 PM   #74
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but instead we got the costco shed!
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Old February 5th, 2009, 10:24 PM   #75
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Good find Yoshef!



19th century aerial engraving of the central docks showing the Customs House in place

From here http://thehumanjourney.net/index.php...=57&Itemid=108
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Old February 6th, 2009, 08:35 PM   #76
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early 20th C it was not such a bizarre comparison to make?
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Old February 6th, 2009, 11:27 PM   #77
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Fantastic find....fantastic picture. When I viewed the left field I convinced myself I was looking up the mersey....until I scanned right. The vibrancy and business of the Port of Liverpool was similar to this, that's for sure!
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Old February 7th, 2009, 01:01 PM   #78
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Exactly. Somebody mentioned that had it not been for WWI then Liverpool, though at its peak rather than continuing its massive boom, would have built many more major commercial buildings. This is true. NYC took on many of the trans atlantic commercial roles that Liverpool previously had. The city's where on different trajectories, NYC would still have become the city we know and love today, but!
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Old February 12th, 2009, 08:46 PM   #79
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Liverpool Exhibition, Edge Lane 1913

Not Victorian but these postcard images look great.




Reminds me of pictures of early Hollywood, but it's Liverpool.













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Old February 12th, 2009, 09:03 PM   #80
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Fantastic find doug... I have never seen any of those before!
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