Sunday, October 2, 2016

Trip to Liverpool, part one - Port Sunlight

So I just got home from a great weekend with my dear friends Emma, Lin and Sam, for the Happy Stampers show in Port Sunlight, Wirral.  (will be putting the photos of the show on "stampingbyh" as soon as I can get them written up...

We arrived on Friday afternoon, amid warm autumn sunshine (forecast was rain, so we were lucky, and after unpacking we headed for the garden centre, and tea and cake- orange and cranberry drizzle, for me; which was gorgeous!)

We then headed for a walk round the beautiful village of Port Sunlight - founded in 1888 by William Hesketh Lever, of the Lever soap fame for his workers.  Each house is subtly different

 as you can see it was beautifully sunny in the late afternoon last day of September!

I do like a fountain!

 lots of memorials and statues...
 art gallery, (just closing, so we missed going in - a Picasso exhibition, thought so I may not have bothered anyway!)
 Emma and Lin kindly posing
 another shot of the fountain,
I bet this was spectacular earlier in the summer!
 cute shapes to the buildings, love the turret!
 lengthening shadows and green spaces.
 yep, still see the fountain!
 and lots of decoration on buildings
 the school, (threatening sky!)   Treasure Gold anyone?
 Loved this church two years ago when we came before

 love hearts...
great shape to this tree trunk, with the girls in front..

we wandered through this green leafy area,
 saw some amazing chimneys..
 and a lovely bridge..

 on top of the bridge was a cute little, very young kitten who made friends..

love these windows

 Sam taking photos of the windows and Emma trying to get out of shot!!
Lin and Sam sitting on the wall

Got something different for you in the next post!


Chris Cresswell said...

Oh you've really shown the village off well. The architecture is great and you've got lots of examples here. Did you visit the Memorial Garden to the Hillsborough victims? Very emotive.

pearshapedcrafting said...

Port Sunlight village is one of my favourite places - reminds me of when I used to take my class to visit! Chrisx

craftimamma said...

Fab photos Helen. Port Sunlight is such a beautiful unique place and the workers it was built for originally were so lucky when I compare it to the mining villages where I come from. Your photos really capture its originality.

On to the next post ;-)

Lesley Xx

Angela Curror said...

Lovely photos. You were lucky with the weather!

Kirsten said...

I was stunned by how beautiful Port Sunlight is & I only saw a very tiny bit of it. Very disappointed that I didn't get to take a single photo, so thank you for sharing yours, they're fantastic.

Miriam said...

Great photos Helen. It looks a beautiful place

Miriam said...

Great photos Helen. It looks a beautiful place

sam21ski said...

We certainly where very lucky with the weather again today and luckily those threatening clouds just blew over, great photos as ever and great company xx

ElizabethR said...

Great photo's it's one of my favourite places to visit :) xxx

Julie Ann Lee said...

What lovely photos! When I was at uni, I just missed a visit to P.S for our History module. I've always wanted to see the village - such an enlightened idea. What nice photos of Lin and Sam too! So glad you had a lovely time. xx

Julia Dunnit said...

Your photos are great, this place is legendary and it's lovely to see you describe and enjoy it too. Loving the clever brickwork everywhere , specially the herringbone on the chimneys.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm trying to play catch up here. How could I have gotten so far behind? I still need to see the Kew post you mentioned, too.

You are a fantastic tour guide. Your photos tell as much if the story as do your words. I feel like I just had a guided tour around this very old and lavish city. It looks like there was a great deal of wealth when Liverpool was young. It's a beautiful city and I appreciate you sharing it with us.