Destination today: Liverpool Cathedral and Albert Dock.
Before we went to the Liverpool Cathedral, we went to the HSBC to collect our ATM card 1st. And then, as we made our way to the cathedral, we passed by this place with alot of guitars and music boxes made of stones.
We did not know why the stone items are there at that time. We found out later that those stones are to commemorate The Beatles.
The Beatles are really big in Liverpool. I mean, REALLY BIG, because that is the place of their origin.
After some posing, we continued to head to the cathedral.
Let's give u some briefing of the cathedral 1st. The full name of the cathedral is:
Cathedral Church of Christ in Liverpool
People just call it Liverpool Cathedral. While the Metropolitan Cathedral is a Catholic cathedral, this Liverpool Cathedral is Anglican. Anglican basically is a branch of Christianity originated in England, due to some clashes between the English King and the Catholic church in the Vatican during the medieval age.
Ok, let's present u with the cathedral itself.
Before exploring the inside,
After eating, time to go in...
So I'll just give u some photos without people..
This cathedral is really huge. It is said to be the largest Anglican cathedral in the WORLD, houses the largest pipe organ in the UK, and has the largest bell tower in the world.
There's actually another small chapel within the cathedral known as the Lady Chapel. Some of them stayed back to spend more time, but some of us decided to go to the Albert Dock.
Why Albert Dock again? Well, the last time we went, we just briefly walk through the outside. This time, we intend to explore it more thoroughly.
Wait, before that, I should clarify something 1st...
When I say Albert Dock previously, I actually refer to the 3 docks: Canning Dock, Salthouse Dock, and Albert Dock. We call the place Albert Dock, because that is the most famous dock of the 3.
Like I said earlier, The Beatles is REALLY BIG in Liverpool. They even have an exhibition centre in Albert Dock called The Beatles Story.
Why ah? The heavily queued side heads to the exhibition centre, or The Beatles Story; the empty side heads to the souvenir shop.
Exhibition costs 7 or 9 pounds per person, no student discount, and since we didn't really worship The Beatles like the locals here do, no thanks...
We just went into the souvenir shop to see see look look, and.. no photos... haih... nevermind, we will be coming back again soon..
The shop above The Beatles Story was more attractive to us..
When u see the name of the shop, u should have a pretty good idea on what they sell..
If u don't know who Galileo is, please google/wikipedia for him, or go bang the wall.
There's also a globe, We saw Malaysia in it, and got excited. Although it's just a globe, felt like we saw home...
We heard that there's a boat fest on Salthouse Dock today, but when we went there, most of the boats were gone. It was actually a 3 day fest, and today is the last day, and all the exciting competitions and demonstrations were already performed..
No boat fest excitement, but there's already alot of boats parked in the docks all the time anyway.
We also found a shop that sells souvenirs. Not going to give u a whole lot of pictures inside, but, there's 1 product that I particularly liked but didn't buy, will show it here..
Let's end the day with a group photo facing the Albert Dock..
*PS: 小红(Xiao Hong) literally translates to Little Red, in the previous entry, 小红 and 小白 is featured, 小白(Xiao Bai) means Little White*