Saturday, March 12, 2022

Not technologically proficient

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.
Eleanor Rigby.

And how I loved Chester! AC? Remember how you marveled over the 1000 year old baptismal font in Matlock? The stones in front of the gate (in the lower right?) 79 AD. I scurried right over to lay hands on those babies. Our hotel overlooked the colosseum and st. John the Baptist church. 


This is the Chester cathedral.

We walked and walked. We walked the wall. We walked along the river Dee. We have had thai curries two days in a row. We listened to live music in the streets. 

So much to tell, but it is midnight...I am exhausted but oh so very happy. What a trip this has been!

18 comments:

  1. Those buildings are OLD! Glad you went on your trip. Linda in Kansas

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  2. Fun photos! I love that cloister walk.

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  3. What a marvelous adventure! Glad you are having such a great time!

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  4. I am so glad you got to go on this trip. Enjoy every minute you have there. Start planning another trip in a year or so, there is so much history to see and so much beauty to take in. Keep looking and taking pictures, you need some rest and can fill us in when you get home.

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  5. You prepared well for this trip so you've got things organized so that you see as much as possible.

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  6. Your excitement bubbles over the page. Photos are fascinating, glad you are enjoying it all.

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  7. Oh, Red. The planning has nothing to do with me. I planned my coming. I planned the going. The to and froing is Cara and Colin's planning. I had no idea that Chester was so close to Wales, and feel as if I missed an opportunity. Colin and Cara have both said ' I wish the weather was nicer...' The truth? I am often too warm. I tell them not to steal my joy. Today will be a quiet day and probably spent catching up on laundry and playing games. It will be no less memorable to me.

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  8. I love visiting Chester when we can cross the Irish Sea. It is such a lovely old town.

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  9. Sounds like a great trip. Chester is a wonderful place to visit.

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  10. What a grand day, and a mention of …well … blush.

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  11. I'm glad you're having a great time. Sometimes it's necessary to just live life and not worry about blogging! I went to Liverpool several years ago and loved it, but I didn't see some of what you saw. And I haven't been to Chester at all!

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  12. Sounds like you've been having wonderful adventures and making many memories of a lifetime.

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  13. I have been away so long - a long story in itself- that I have missed all this. How wonderful that you are in the UK. I hope you are having a marvellous time, and yes Chester is a magnificent place.

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  14. I was born I Liverpool and lived there until I was 11, I visit every 10 years or so. I love the museums, galleries etc. I haven't bee to Chester since I was a child. I must go it looks Beautiful.

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  15. I don't know when you are heading back to Pennsylvania but some sunny days are predicted in England this week. Everything looks better when it is sunny - apart from a war with a cruel tyrant of course.

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  16. So glad you had a fabulous time. Our son went to university in Chester and we are going to be at the cathedral next month for his graduation [delayed from 2020]. Arilx

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  17. The age of things in England always humbles me.

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  18. I just love seeing you have so much fun experiencing all you're doing. It's awesome that you're actually able to blog as you go. I'm always too tired when we're traveling.

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