A few months ago I did a couple of posts (here and here) about the cruise terminal at Liverpool. In the course of conversations with Angie Redhead, Cruise & Operations manager, she mentioned that one of Liverpool’s advantages was the fantastic location they had – just in front of the Three Graces. I took some pictures during the day I spent in Liverpool, and I found myself agreeing with her.
It seems I’m not the only person who feels that way. Liverpool’s waterfront has just been voted “England’s Greatest Place”, in a nationwide competition organised by the Royal Town Planning Institute. The locations that could be voted for were all created rather than natural environments, but that’s understandable given that the competition was run by a body involved in town planning. Here’s a link to a page on the RTPI website announcing the award.
That image on the RTPI page isn’t actually of the Three Graces; according to someone I spoke to at the RTPI it’s of an area alongside Albert Dock. I was scratching my head trying to work out where it is, but a fair amount of work with Google Maps has revealed that it might be an image across Canning Dock looking towards the Pump House pub.