Posts tagged with 'architecture'
16 August 2010 by Lucy
The well-loved icon of Liverpool department stores Lewis’s, sadly closed its doors for the last time at the end of May. Prior to that for around the last 30 years the store was mainly recognised for its shopping culture, but until the early 1980s it was much more than a place where you might buy a dress or new handbag.
Before the 80s the store also offered three restaurants and what was at one time the world’s largest hair salon on the fifth floor, until it was closed to the public in the 80s and used as a storage floor ever since. Read more…
1 December 2009 by Karen
Yesterday’s edition of Flog It! came from Liverpool and included some behind the scenes peeks at the Museum of Liverpool. Host, Paul Martin, took a tour of the building with building operations manager, Martin Hemmings (who took most of the shots on the museum’s Flickr set), and chatted with transport curator, Sharon Brown, in the Liverpool Overhead Railway carriage.
The episode is available on the BBC iplayer until the evening of Monday 7 December.
10 September 2009 by Laura
One of the things I love most about Liverpool is that despite it being a relatively small place or the fact I have lived here all my life I can still find amazing buildings or streets I didn’t know existed. A wise person once told me to always look above ground level to spot the original architectural features of old buildings. Not only are they often real works of craftsmanship but they can reveal so many clues to its history. Read more…