Ok this is a very predictable title for Liverpool, I agree, but I also can’t help but tell about how this city is all absorbed by Beatles. Really, arriving in Liverpool John Lennon airport, having a long conversation with an old man during the bus ride to city, who was telling how he was a teenage boy when The Beatles started to play in pubs, and how he didn’t like them as they were playing stupid songs like “Please please me” (and also how he hated Margaret Thatcher – “Iron Lady? She’s not even a lady!” 😀 ), seeing the Beatles statue in the riverside, and the Beatles Story museum in the Albert Dock… yes, this city must be all about Beatles!
But it turned out Liverpool has to offer much more than that. You know those cities you feel like they’re your soulmate? That was Liverpool! It offered the nicest things it could possibly offer – an unexpected Chinese New Year celebrations near Chinatown, an unimaginable golden hour while I was taking a ferry ride, the most spectacular sunset while I was in Liverpool Eye, and the most gorgeous end of the day scenes near the river (wait for the pics 😉 ).
One of the coolest things you can only do in Liverpool is to go to a “Beatles” concert in Cavern pub – the place where the Beatles played some 50 years ago and now another 4 guys from Liverpool are playing with the same costumes as the “real guys”. And it was there I met that cheerful family who was celebrating their golden wedding anniversary with Beatles songs of their youth. Those people were the age of my grandparents yet they were rocking the dance floor! A man from that family seeing I was having fun alone, invited me to join them to celebrate their special day together, it was so nice and so touching. We sang “All you need is love” together – the words I never felt and understood as deeply as in that moment.
To sum up, Liverpool – the most Beatles-spirited place on earth, my soulmate city, the place that taught me how to love and how to care, the city that opened up its most treasured scenes for me. I can’t think of Liverpool without a smile 🙂
As it’s the Beatles city, let’s start with The Beatles
The rebel, activist, poet, icon, hero… the great John Lennon
John Lennon quotes at the ceiling of Liverpool John Lennon airport
A man singing the “Imagine” near John Lennon statue
Ok, let’s go see some beautiful scenes of Liverpool during the Golden Hour
Well, there comes the sunset
And the peaceful night…
Liverpool street art
The famous Lambanana – the symbol of Liverpool in all over the city
The girl and the carousel
Tate museum of modern art
A Chinese family watching the New Year celebrations
Dragon – the symbol of China. Symbolizes wisdom, power and wealth
At the end, some nice piece of advice from Tate museum of modern art 🙂
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