Last Wednesday I had a rather productive day in the library (despite annoying fellow students chattering away). I went to the Victoria Gallery & Museum for lunch with Scott. The building is absolutely beautiful! I was upset I didn't have my camera with me. The last time I was in that building was over 3 years ago on my first day as a student at The University of Liverpool, when I had to go into one of the halls for an introductory talk. It amazed me then, but it was run down and in need of repair.
The building is the original university building and is also the root of the term 'red brick university', as it is built out of red bricks and terracota. It was mostly unused except for a few lecture halls, until in the run up to the Capital of Culture, it was restored to it's original glory and was used to house the university's art collection and other historical artefacts.
Luckily I did manage to find some photos on Flickr, courtesy of Ronramstew, who has some wonderful photos of the rest of Liverpool too. The cafe is situated in the grand hall and on the right hand side of the huge fireplace, there is a memorial to all of the students and staff of the University who died in World War One. The original features in the building are amazing - the glazed tilework was especially beautiful. Oh and to top it all off, the food was rather good too! I highly recommend it if you're in the area.