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Liverpool's Statues. Monuments & Sculptures

Liverpool has an amazing amount of Statues ,Monuments and Sculptures, just wondering if a thread could be created to highlight some of them.....I'll start off with a shot I took Yesterday of two of our most recent Local Characters..

Lime Street Station......Doddy & Bessie






Barbie

I've been meaning to take a snap of them two for quite a while. Ta Beeb.
MOJO

Mr. D.Lewis.

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Good one MOJO..  
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heres a little onfo to accompany Dickie...

Above the main entrance to the former Lewis's Liverpool flagship department store is a 1957 statue of a nude man by Sir Jacob Epstein. Its official title is Liverpool Resurgent but is nicknamed locally "Dickie Lewis". It is a well-known local meeting place and was immortalised in the 1962 anthemic song "In My Liverpool Home" by Peter McGovern:
Barbie


I took this shot when it was in the conservation place. See how the years of weather has takern it's toll.
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nice one barbie , is that the one from atop of The Walker Art Gallery
Barbie

Beeb I can't remember,  Embarassed  I thought perhaps it was off the top of the old county court session house but surely that would have been the scales of justics on their?
Time to go google older photo's  Razz
MOJO

It's the older version of the "Spirit of Liverpool" taken down from the Walker art gallery, because it was considered unsafe! A replacement went up in 1993/4.
                    ....and here she is! (that crown looks a bit dodgy!) 

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Good Info MOJO , I wasnt aware the one up there is a replica , good pic too. Any ideas where the original is matey
Barbie

Thanks Mojo.
Beeb, I wonder where all the things from the conservation centre went?  Confused
Barbie

Eros, which was also was in the Conservation Centre.
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Barbie wrote:
Eros, which was also was in the Conservation Centre.


Another great Pic...Ta .Barbie...I wish the Conversation centre was still open to the Public

a little info....

This is Grade II listed and situated in the centre of the Park next to the cafe and former site of the aviary. The fountain, made from bronze and aluminium, was unveiled in 1932 and is a replica of a memorial to Lord Shaftesbury created by Sir Alfred Gilbert in London's Piccadilly Circus. It was restored in 2008 with a new aluminium Eros statue replacing the original which now resides in Liverpool's Conservation Centre.
Barbie

It's not a very good shot really Beeb, I couldn't fit it all in the frame! Thanks for the info. I may email the museums and Galleries to ask where the items all are now.
Just found this from 2008 HERE


Who are these guys.....and where are they? Cool
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Barbie wrote:
It's not a very good shot really Beeb, I couldn't fit it all in the frame! Thanks for the info. I may email the museums and Galleries to ask where the items all are now.
Just found this from 2008 HERE


Who are these guys.....and where are they? Cool


John & Cecil Moores...They were in Old Hall Street ,then relocated to Church Street .and now back in Old Hal Street.
..nice link on the Eros Statue Ta !

..good pic !
Razz
Jan

Great photo's thanks ,,,,,Jan x
Barbie

Beeb...yep!  Cool
Dats my hand you can see...hehehehe
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he , he, I hadn't noticed the Hand.........linking him eh !.......you are only after his Money.       Laughing  Laughing
MOJO

They're back in Church st. now! They must enjoy the walking!! Laughing
MOJO

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Good Info MOJO , I wasnt aware the one up there is a replica , good pic too. Any ideas where the original is matey


As far as I know, it's still in the conservation centre??
Barbie

The conservation centre is now closed to the public, so I thought they must have moved everything elsewhere.
MOJO

It's stiil in some kind of use,but not open to the public!
Barbie

Ok ta Mojo.

Not many of these about nowdays:



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Yep MOJO is correct. The Conservation Department is still ongoing its just the Public areas that have been mothballed.......Shame on the Council..they could have saved money elsewhere I bet If they wanted Too.
Barbie

buggers! Rolling Eyes
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Barbie wrote:
Ok ta Mojo.

Not many of these about nowdays:





fitted in the wall....Mossley Hill ?
Barbie

Nope!  Cool
MOJO

Tynwald hill area?
Barbie

Nope #2  Cool
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you never got as far as Woolton did Ya ??
Barbie

No Beeb, not Woolton.... Cool
MOJO

Walton village???
Barbie

Nope #5, 457...... Laughing  Razz
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Picton Rd

I hope Ya realise Ya messed me Statues and Monuments thread up Missus!!

Razz
Barbie

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Picton Rd

I hope Ya realise Ya messed me Statues and Monuments thread up Missus!!

Razz
Not quite Picton Road, but close.....

Not my fault, I posted a pic of the letter box and Mojo started guessing, so i went along with it.............. Razz
MOJO

William Rathbone, in Sefton Park. Involved,along with Kitty Wilkinson,in introducing better hygiene facilities for the poor,and opening up council schools,to all religious denominations.

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Nice one MOJO  lots of visitors to the park miss that one
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Barbie wrote:
brainbox wrote:
Picton Rd

I hope Ya realise Ya messed me Statues and Monuments thread up Missus!!

Razz
Not quite Picton Road, but close.....

Not my fault, I posted a pic of the letter box and Mojo started guessing, so i went along with it.............. Razz


Errm,no, I think it was B.B!?
Barbie

I stand corrected Mojo, was just testing to see if you awake.... Razz
BB, .... Cool
Mojo, I think I've missed that statue.  Confused Nice pic, ta.
MOJO

Good to see this in open view,since they dolled up the Pier Head! It was hidden by the bus stops,with a concrete bin in front of it,at one time!

Barbie

Nice one Mojo.


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Nice Pic MOJO is that one at the Far end just before going around the wall to the Titanic & Engineers War Memorial.

Good longer range Shot Barbie in St Johns Gardens....I dont know what War that Statue Commemorates..any info please
Barbie

I have absolutely no idea Beeb, i just liked the what you can see through the trees, will find out though and hopefully get a frontal pic of it.
MOJO

Yeh,that's right B.B.it's on the wall of the old floating roadway! Barbie,the statue in St. John's gardens,is a memorial to the King's regiment,and their involvement in the South African(Boer) war,erected in 1905.
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Yeh,that's right B.B.it's on the wall of the old floating roadway! Barbie,the statue in St. John's gardens,is a memorial to the King's regiment,and their involvement in the South African(Boer) war,erected in 1905.
Thanks Mojo, I did remember whereI had taken it but couldn't recall what it was for. Cheers!
Jan

Some wonderful photo's on this link to skyscraper city

Liverpool Statues

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/sho...921dc0ec3ac07b7d17a&t=1388486

Jan x Very Happy
Barbie

Thanks Jan!  Smile
MOJO

Good link,Jan!
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Wellington's column,Commutation row. Made out of captured French canon,from the battle of Waterloo!

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Great Image MOJO , and thanks for the interesting accompanying  info !    , Ta,
Barbie

I never knew that Mojo, cheers.
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Wellington in His Boots




from Wiki...

..The Duke of Wellington instructed his shoemaker, Hoby of St. James's Street, London, to modify the 18th-century Hessian boot. The resulting new boot was fabricated in soft calfskin leather, had the trim removed and was cut to fit more closely around the leg. The heels were low cut, stacked around an inch (2.5 centimetres), and the boot stopped at mid-calf. It was suitably hard-wearing for battle, yet comfortable for the evening. The boot was dubbed the Wellington and the name has stuck in British English language ever since. The Duke can be seen wearing his namesake boots, which are tasseled, in an 1815 portrait by James Lonsdale.[2]




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MOJO

Ha,ha, I can just imagine the military types strutting round at the ball.... in their "Wellies" ! Laughing
                                Interesting where we got some of these names from,though,such as cardigan,which was named after the earl of Cardigan,who led the charge of the light brigade, and Raglan sleeves,named after Baron Raglan,who began wearing the style,after losing his arm,at the battle of Waterloo!
Barbie

nice info and kinky boots all.... Laughing



Took this back in the summer, y'all know where it is!  Wink
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Exchange Flags,,,the grilles around the base are vents for the underground Car Park.....It.was discussed in a talk I attended  this morning.. he, he,
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Exchange Flags,,,the grilles around the base are vents for the underground Car Park.....It.was discussed in a talk I attended  this morning.. he, he,
Haha, big co-incidnece and now I know something else new too!  Cool
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Haha, big co-incidnece and now I know something else new too!  Cool[/quote]

I took notes too   Wink

right little swot me ya know !


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