What a beautiful day this Monday 7th March has been here in Liverpool? The kind of a day when a camera simply can’t go unused, even if just walking past things I’ve sort of got used to. Like the humungous new stand Liverpool FC are building between Walton Breck Road and Anfield Road.
I’ve arrived deliberately early for a meeting I’m having with the Beautiful Ideas Co. Partly so I can take some pictures, but also allowing time for me to call in at Homebaked. Where its good to see Cathy Alderson, usually just in for match days and street markets. And also good to have a Mushroom Stroganoff pie for my healthy social enterprise lunch! Lunch over I go outside to take the pictures.
Now normally I have some concerned words to say about Liverpool FC. Words like prevaricating, blighting and exploitation. But today we’ll let all that temporarily alone, because I’m here to rejoice in the engineering.
As you’ll know if you’ve been around this blog for a while I’m a big fan of giant cranes. So today I’m in for a treat.
This will add 8,500 seats to this end of the ground.
But see that red thing the yellow crane is lifting up?
While I’m taking these photos someone whose just been brought down in that cage passes me on the way to have his lunch (not at Homebaked, though many of his colleagues do come in). He tells me I’d soon get used to it and how brilliant the views are. Yesterday there was snow on the hills beyond St Helens. And today they’re really grateful because it’s so still.
I’d appreciate a look at those views, but I think I can live without being swung around in the wind in that cage.
People’s homes. Just some of the gone streets of Anfield.
I’ve done nothing with these photographs by the way. These are the precise colours of Anfield around 1:30pm today.
Arriving at the Lodge in Stanley Park for my meeting with Nicola Higham from the Beautiful Ideas Co. We’re here to talk empty homes and what we might help do about some of them around Anfield.
More about the LFC ground extension and lots more pictures of cranes here at the Liverpool Echo.