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The people of Liverpool have spoken!

14 February 2008 by Karen

painting detail of a large gothic cathedral

The Anglican Cathedral as it was in the cityscape in Sept 07

Well, the proportion who have visited the Walker in the past few weeks have. We’ve been asking visitors to the Ben Johnson residency to tell us their favourite building in the Ben Johnson cityscape of Liverpool. The winner, if you hadn’t guess by the image, is Liverpool Cathedral (that’s the Anglican Cathedral) with the other buildings we love on this Valentines Day being:

1. Liverpool Cathedral
2. The Liver Building
3. St George’s Hall
4. The Metropolitan Cathedral of Liverpool
5. Port of Liverpool Building
6. St. John’s Beacon
7. St. Nicholas Church
8. Albert Dock
9. White Star Building
10. Walker Art Gallery

Despite asking visitors for their favourite in the painting we got several strange suggestions including the Pilgrim Pub, which if you know Liverpool you’ll know is difficult to see from the end of Pilgrim Street never mind on the artwork. It amused me though.

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