Saturday in Town

Saturday in Town - 31

Summer in the City.

Guess what, summer’s arrived. Or at any rate as sunny a weekend as we’ve had for many a long week. Saturday dawned as blue skied as my day around Lark Lane on Friday, so me and the camera went out for a nose around town.

First I heaeded down to the Pier Head.

First I heaeded down to the Pier Head.

Where I'd heard stuff would be going on.

Where I’d heard stuff would be going on.

The 'Liverpool Loves' festival.

The ‘Liverpool Loves’ festival.

And here it is.

And here it is.

Thousands of people. Loads to eat drink and buy.

Thousands of people. Loads to eat drink and buy.

Plus dancing, with Liverpool favourites Movema.

Plus dancing for all ages, with Liverpool favourites Movema.

There was also a serious ampunt of music happening.

Best music for me being by Satin Beige.

Best music for me being by Satin Beige.

Soul music with plucked cello? Yes. And I’m reliably and wonderfully informed that that’s her real name.

From LIPA to the waiting world? Should think so.

From LIPA to the waiting world? Should think so.

Music going on everywhere.

Music going on everywhere.

Acrobatics too.

Acrobatics too.

Bought a vegan lunch from these.

Bought a vegan lunch from these.

Watched some more music while I ate it.

Watched some more music while I ate it.

Didn't catch the band's name.

Didn’t catch the band’s name.

Just as well I’m not a real journalist.

Then wandered off past the children's rides.

Then wandered off past the children’s rides.

And the sceptical seagulls.

And the sceptical seagulls.

For a general amble around Saturday in town.

Was a time when most of Liverpool's buses and trams terminated here. Made sense. Now it seems to be just those from Croxteth and Kirkby.

Was a time when most of Liverpool’s buses and trams terminated here. Made sense. Now it seems to be just those from Croxteth and Kirkby.

Plus this horse and cart.

Plus this horse and cart.

Crossing Strand Street.

Crossing Strand Street.

Up to the Queen Victoria statue (not pictured because I don't like it).

Up to the Queen Victoria statue (not pictured because I don’t like it).

A reminder that the Liverpool Internationaal Music Festival's coming up.

A reminder that the Liverpool Internationaal Music Festival’s coming up.

Looking forward to this. I don't have many heroes but Gil Scott Heron is definitely one.

Looking forward to this. I don’t have many heroes but Gil Scott-Heron is definitely one.

On into Liverpool One.

On into Liverpool One.

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New first, second and third kits availabe here for the gullible.

New first, second and third kits availabe here for the gullible.

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A full Beehive.

A full Beehive.

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And a full Church Street.

And a full Church Street.

Still regular customers on the zipwire.

Still regular customers on the zipwire.

Cascading down over our heads.

Cascading down over our heads.

British Legion members doing an obliging job as tourist guides.

British Legion members doing an obliging job as tourist guides.

The 'Man in a stiff breeze' even though it's sunny and still.

The ‘Man in a stiff breeze’ even though it’s sunny and still.

And it's afternoon now so the Hen Parties are getting into their stride.

And it’s afternoon now so the Hen Parties are getting into their stride.

And along with your first, second and third kits, you'll obviously want some new scarves.

And along with your first, second and third kits, you’ll obviously want some new scarves.

Of players you probably hven't even seen yet.

Of players you probably hven’t even seen yet.

Narrowly avoiding the prowling and worryingly neat Mormons.

Narrowly avoiding the prowling and worryingly neat Mormons.

I head off up Bold Street.

I head off up Bold Street.

Now, a complaint.

Now, a complaint.

When, how and why did the ‘pedestrian’ end of Bold Street become more or less permanently open to traffic? Several cars had already passed me before this taxi. ‘Fair enough’ I thought, ‘he must be picking up a fair.’ But no. He parked there and went into that shop looking for clothes.

Round in Concert Square.

Round in Concert Square.

Serious Saturday sessions in full flow.

Serious Saturday sessions in full flow.

All good natured, everyone happy in the sunshine.

All good natured, everyone happy in the sunshine.

I'm thirsty now.

I’m thirsty now.

So go into Garden by Leaf at FACT for some lemonade.

So go into Garden by Leaf at FACT for some lemonade.

And then get the bus home.

And then get the bus home.

So, no gnomic conclusion. Just a set of photographs of a pleasantly sunny day in Town. At peace, and not to be under-estimated.

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