Monday, 20 August 2012

The Royal Liver Building, Liverpool, England.



The Royal Liver Building from a distance. It is one of, if not the most symbolic building in Liverpool, sitting on Liverpool's famous waterfront as part of the 'three Graces' of Liverpool. It has a clock face bigger than that of Big Ben, which started at the exact time King George V was crowned in 1911 and was once the tallest storied building in Europe.

On top both towers rest the infamous Liver birds. Legend has it that the female looks out across the sea to guard the sailors and the male focuses on the city to protect the people; however, some believe that the female stares at the sea to eye up the sailors and the male likes to see what time the pubs shut!! Nevertheless, if the Liver Birds were to fly off, the City of Liverpool would be no more.