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.
When 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.
A gorgeous golden day.
Along Greenbank Lane.
Into Sefton Park.
Along Lark Lane next.
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.
Across Aigburth Road, autumnal doors.
Late morning, the congregation emerging from St Michael’s Church.
Aigburth Cricket and Bowling Club. Timeless.
Down to the river.
At this point the walk takes a break from pictures of red, brown and yellow leaves.
The Cast Iron Shore.
I don’t know what time period ‘a yonk’ covers, but it’s taken loads of them for works to be restarted here.
Sarah’s kayaking somewhere down here today, but none of these are her.
Boaty MacBoatface being built over at Cammell Laird.
Big sheds architecture.
Arriving at The Pier Head.
Crossing into town.
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.
Liverpool One in the low autumn sun.
Then off to actually buy some jeans.
For £20 in 69A, my tailor of choice these many years.
Then a slow walk home.
And along Princes Avenue.
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.
I do like a good site sign.
Well done all. I’d like to get a look round the site itself soon if that might be possible?
Past my artist friend Nina Edge’s house. It was an exhibit in the recently completed Liverpool Biennial.
By Princes Park.
Along Bentley Road.
Into Lodge Lane.
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.