Liverpool Autumnal

A very long circular walk in autumn. Including a great number of beautiful leaves, Boaty MacBoatface being built, finding out the price of a pair of jeans and an update on progress at  The Welsh Streets. Good value I’d say.
dsc06840When I set off walking on this day, the last Sunday in October 2016, I didn’t know exactly where I was going. But I knew it would be a long and autumnal walk.

Round the lake in Greenbank Park.

Round the lake in Greenbank Park.

A gorgeous golden day.

A gorgeous golden day.

Eleanor Rathbone's house finally being worked on.

Eleanor Rathbone’s house finally being worked on.

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Along Greenbank Lane.

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Into Sefton Park.

Into Sefton Park.

dsc06858 dsc06862 dsc06866 dsc06868 dsc06870 dsc06873 dsc06875 dsc06876Along Lark Lane next.

Pausing to admire the slow miracle of Keith's being painted.

Pausing to admire the slow miracle of Keith’s being painted.

A day most of us thought we wouldn't live long enough to see.

A day most of us thought we wouldn’t live long enough to see.

Across Aigburth Road, autumnal doors.

Across Aigburth Road, autumnal doors.

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Late morning, the congregation emerging from St Michael's Church.

Late morning, the congregation emerging from St Michael’s Church.

Aigburth Cricket and Bowling Club. Timeless.

Aigburth Cricket and Bowling Club. Timeless.

Down to the river.

Down to the river.

At this point the walk takes a break from pictures of red, brown and yellow leaves.dsc06891

The Cast Iron Shore.

The Cast Iron Shore.

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I don't know what time period 'a yonk' covers, but it's taken loads of them for works to be restarted here.

I don’t know what time period ‘a yonk’ covers, but it’s taken loads of them for works to be restarted here.

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Sarah's kayaking somewhere down here today, but none of these are her.

Sarah’s kayaking somewhere down here today, but none of these are her.

Oh look.

Oh look.

Boaty McBoatface being built over at Cammell Laird.

Boaty MacBoatface being built over at Cammell Laird.

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Big sheds architecture.

Big sheds architecture.

Arriving at The Pier Head.

Arriving at The Pier Head.

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Crossing into town.

Crossing into town.

For bit of shopping research.

For bit of shopping research.

Sarah has observed that my current jeans, the ones I’m still referring to as ‘my new jeans’ are seriously worn out. So I’m here to see what a theoretical new pair might cost me. £85 is the eye watering answer.

More big sheds architecture.

More big sheds architecture.

Liverpool One in the low autumn sun.

Liverpool One in the low autumn sun.

Been a long walk already so a sit in town's top breathing space, The Bluecoat Garden.

Been a long walk already so a sit in town’s top breathing space, The Bluecoat Garden.

Then off to actually buy some jeans.

Then off to actually buy some jeans.

For £20 in 69A, my tailor of choice these many years.

For £20 in 69A, my tailor of choice these many years.

Then a slow walk home.

Then a slow walk home.

Huskisson Street.

Huskisson Street.

And along Princes Avenue.

And along Princes Avenue.

To see how the Welsh Streets are doing.

To see how the Welsh Streets are doing.

On site a few weeks now, developers PlaceFirst trying out several design solutions in one of the streets, Voelas Street.

Lovely site signage.

Lovely site signage.

I do like a good site sign.

I do like a good site sign.

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Informative too.

Informative too.

dsc06949 dsc06950 dsc06951 dsc06952 dsc06953Well done all. I’d like to get a look round the site itself soon if that might be possible?dsc06954

Past my artist friend Nina Edge's house. It was an exhibit in the recently completed Liverpool Biennial.

Past my artist friend Nina Edge’s house. It was an exhibit in the recently completed Liverpool Biennial.

By Princes Park.

By Princes Park.

Along Bentley Road.

Along Bentley Road.

Into Lodge Lane.

Into Lodge Lane.

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Almost home, late afternoon.

Almost home, late afternoon.

A walk for the joy of walking. These are intensely thoughtful days now as we get Coming Home Liverpool going. I’m enjoying them immensely. But now and then you need a good restful day off even thinking about empty homes, Like this.

10 thoughts on “Liverpool Autumnal

  1. Cathy Alderson

    Wow Ronnie, the quality of your pics are astonishing. Thanks, I’ve been stuck at home doing necessary DIY stuff and would have missed those wonderful Autumn views without your photos.
    I never thought Keith’s would ever get a repaint!! Can’t quite believe it, not sure whether to be glad or sad! x

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  2. Crutchesoflife

    Love the autumn photos, could I ask what camera you have? I’m looking to buy one, but I don’t know what to choose…

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  3. rosario001

    Great photos! This may sound a bit dense, but how do you get down to the waterfront from St. Michaels station? The way I’ve found so far is to walk towards town and cross over at the big pub on the curve, but from your photos it looks like there might be a way down closer to St. Michaels. Is that so? Thanks!

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    1. Pam

      I really enjoyed your Autumn photos and particularly as Eleanor Rathbones house still survives. I’m reading the the Politics of Conscience because I so admire her emancipation at a time when women were disregarded. I’ll have to visit Greenbank Park, haven’t been there since my courting days 50 odd years ago!

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