25 Pictures of Home

From 3 o’clock on this late November Friday afternoon, these 25 pictures of home. Because late in the afternoons the ferries don’t call at Woodside any more. One of two cafés called Home on this side of the river, run by two old friends of mine, Polly and Ben. Sadly upstairs is being cleaned before […]

Walking Home From New Brighton

A Friday Walk where I walk on water to get home to Liverpool? Well, let’s see. First I need to get to New Brighton. So I walk round into Croshall Street and get the next one. It goes through the ‘new’ tunnel – as I’m clearly always going to call it – and soon arrives at my […]

The pleasures of walking aimlessly

Leaving the house today with my walking boots on I don’t, as so often, know where I’m going. But walking down the road I decide I’ll get on the first bus that comes, get off it as soon as I see something interesting, and start meandering round from there. I’m in luck, the bus is […]

More scenes from the 27 bus

Saturday just gone was such a beautiful day that it was easy to take good photographs, especially on such an interesting bus route as the 27. In fact I took nearly 200 photos during a long sunny day. Too many to use in the one blog post. So here are some more. Liverpool street scenes […]

Great bus journeys of the world: the 27

Now the light nights are here and summer’s arriving the tourist buses are busy ferrying visitors around. But not many of those visitors probably know that the best of the tourist buses runs all day, every ten minutes, and can take them to the places most tourists want to go – but also to the […]

Places matter: Ormr’s Kirk

As Liverpool City does its best to mess up Great Homer Street Market, we visit somewhere not very far away that’s been successfully organising itself around its own street market for nearly 730 years. About fifteen miles away from home, north of us on the Lancashire plain, is Ormskirk. Our destination for today’s day out, […]