buying my ticket and picking up the obligatory headphones, I headed downstairs. It was very dark with people hunched against walls listening to their headphones while looking at the displays in each room. I have to say it was a tad creepy as the whole place was made to look like dark streets with stages, a submarine, and displays - all things that made me feel rather claustrophobic. I felt as though I were walking down gloomy alleys in a bad part of town expecting a barrage of bruisers to approach at any moment. Although cool from the air conditioning, there was a distinct oppressive atmosphere.
THE FIRST IMPRESSION
BACKDROP FOR A GIG
THE YELLOW SUBMARINE
PHOTO OF THE FAMOUS POSTERbad back aching badly after a while, I found the display that encompassed a set of seats from a jet with the story of the Beatles' first trip to "America." There was a screen on the wall and when a seat became available, I was able to sit down and breathe easier for a bit. I ended up listening to the end of the tape on the headphones so that I could continue meandering the museum unencumbered.
brief look around. As usual, things were pricey and I didn't have much room in my luggage for anything other than essentials. So I passed and went back downstairs to the charming little restaurant to get a cold beverage before rising again from the darkness into the sunny afternoon. That's when I went over to the Liverpool Wheel across from the hotel. (see last week's post)
Just a few photos to give you an idea of what is in the museum - so much more than this and, no matter what I felt about the atmosphere, it is definitely worth a visit. And when I went on the Hop On/Hop Off bus the next day to see the whole city of Liverpool, we went past the famous Cavern Pub but I didn't get off to go inside. The street didn't look, shall I say, savory? But I did get this shot from the top level of the bus.
Beatles' statues at the front of the Mersey Ferry Docks. A stranger very kindly took the photo of me and I reciprocated by taking one of him and his wife. I wanted to be in the photo because it's the only way to show how big it is - (I'm about 5'6 1/2" tall). The bronze sculpture weighs 1.2 tonnes and reflects a real photo shoot of them walking along the Mersey.
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