Due to technical problems beyond my control (this is to say: stupid tablet + phone battery issues, plus the fact that I am on the go A LOT) posting got side tracked. We went to Liverpool. We saw the Maritime Museum, the Liverpool Museum, The Walker Museum and the Tate. We took a bus tour. We went to the Liverpool chapel. Got tons of pictures. Here are 3 that I found particularly moving. In front of the walker museum, there is a mounded memorial garden. It is actually built on the bodies of about 23,000 victims of the cholera epidemic. Years later, monuments went up to commemorate great men, little gardens were built to commemorate soldiers and tragic moments of history, from those long ago times even as recent as the Rwandan genocide. On a nearby building, a Ukrainian flag waved. The sad stories are not finished.
The bombed out St. Luke's church.
So much to tell, but it is midnight...I am exhausted but oh so very happy. What a trip this has been!