Walking with Municipal Dreams

From LFC to Eldon Grove, talking history, housing and the beauty of hills. I’m on my way to meet John Boughton, renowned blogger as ‘Municipal Dreams’ and his partner Michele Grant, to go walking. They live in London and have done for many years, but Michele grew up here in Liverpool. And all suspecting that as […]

No photos?

Are our public places being made private by stealth? One of them is acting like it has. It’s been the ‘new’ Greatie since it was moved into its compund a year ago. I came to visit on its opening day. Today will turn out to be my final visit here. You’ll find out why soon. Noticing in […]

A Year in 12 Photographs

Now that 2014 is over, here’s an attempt to sum up my own past year in 12 photographs. Over the year there were 160 new blog posts and most of them contained new photographs as I wandered around, mostly, Liverpool with my camera clutched permanently in my right hand. Here’s what I saw. This was […]

In Everton: The New Precinct

These are the end days for the new precinct. Born in the 1960s, in the ‘city of change and challenge’ the new precinct on Great Homer Street is almost ready to leave us now. The second time in my lifetime there’s been a ‘new precinct’ built here. On Great Homer Street. The street of Homer, the […]

Great Expectations

The news got through to me sideways, as news sometimes will. Mid-evening a friend, David Lloyd of SevenStreets and Bitten magazine asked if he could use one of my Greatie photos from last weekend. ‘Of course’ I’d agreed. And checked back a couple of hours later to see what he’d wanted it for. To find […]

Still Greatie?

Eventually answering some of the market trader’s and residents complaints below, on 31st January 2015 Liverpool City council announced plans to expand the new Greatie site to create extra parking and space for more traders. Today Liverpool’s oldest and largest street market moved into its new home. So I decided to go on a circular […]