Wednesday, 10 August 2011

crosby beach

hope place

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huskisson street

the albert dock


St John's gardens

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Inspired by Katie, just a reminder that Liverpool is an amazing city, even at times like this. The 'riots' aren't representative of the true nature of scousers and we won't let it mar our name. It hurts to see people make comments about the riots being 'normal' in Liverpool and how all the houses are boarded up and the cars torched anyway so you can't tell the difference between before and after the riots. Why is there such a prejudice against the city? Liverpool is a fantastic place, yes it had it's problems in the past and still has problems now, but the Liverpool that I know is a city full of amazing radicals who are so friendly & helpful. Take for instance our neighbours: they pushed a little 'welcome to the street' card through a few days after we got the keys to our house. You can walk down the street in Liverpool and say 'hello' to someone and not be frowned upon. People were out on Smithdown Road with their brooms helping to clean up after both nights of violence.  This is the Liverpool I love. 

My thoughts go out to all those in Manchester, Birmingham, Nottingham and London also. Stick together <3 








25 comments:

  1. Liverpool is amazing. We're so much stronger than any of these idiotic rioters, and have to keep on showing that we won't be dragged down with them.

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  2. Lovely post, I've wanted to visit Liverpool for ages, just never got around to it. The madness doesn't seem to have reached the NE yet thank god (as I type that a siren screams past!), but people are the same saying no-one's bothering to riot as there's nothing left to wreck etc. I don't live in the nicest of areas but it does get my back up a bit.

    I've loved all the pictures of the people with brooms, there is still some sense of community in this country.

    PS was reading your twitter earlier but I don't 'twit' ... I so need a baseball cap too! Went running at the weekend and it was raining so hard I thought my contact lenses would be washed out of my eyes, and that's not an exaggeration!

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  3. Liverpool is the best city in the world.

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  4. Amen to everything you and the commenters have said. I'm biased, I don't care: Liverpool is a truly wonderful place.

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  5. I never understood the prejudice against Liverpool - whenever I went there as a teen i found incredibly friendly and safe. Hope the worst is over up there, seems to be down here.

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  6. I absolutely love Liverpool!! I often just drive there - 50 mins each way at least just for a wander round....I've been many times now and I have still yet so many parts of it to visit. I also love the fact that there is so much regeneration going on as well....

    I hope your keeping yourself safe, I live in Manchester and I think things are calming down over this way.

    xx

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  7. Liverpool is beautiful - this post is beautiful x

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  8. Beautiful pictures! It looks like a pretty place :) it sucks that there are people out there intent on causing havoc and have a complete disregard for people's property and safety. Hope everyone you know is safe and it's all over soon!

    Kc

    http://a-sparkley-silver-lining.blogspot.com/

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  9. I've always wanted to visit Liverpool, it seems like such a fantastic city. I hope you and everyone else there are doing alright, and that these awful riots blow over soon. <3

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  10. liverpool is amazing and i always get on the defensive if anyone ever says otherwise - most of the people who slag it off haven't even been!

    it's amazing and scousers are the friendlist people ever.

    and that's coming from a mancunian!

    xxx

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  11. Great post. lovely to see everyone pitching in to help clear up.

    X x

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  12. I always read your blog from Spain and these days that I've been hearing about the riots up there I've been thinking about you... I hope everything comes back to normal soon and that it hasn't affected you too much!

    And by the way, I know it might sound silly, but what is EXACTLY happening there? And why? I mean, of course I'm reading the news and so on, but I'd like to get an explanation by a local who is living there instead that an online newspaper which can always be biased...

    Best wishes from here! xxx

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  13. On a happier note, I gave you a blog award :) Come visit when you have a chance :)

    Kc

    http://a-sparkley-silver-lining.blogspot.com/

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  14. Here here! to what you you wrote. I don't know Liverpool, (my loss, eh?),but what you've written I think is valid for all the places hit by the violence.
    I think it is amazing, but not surprising, how people have rallied round to clear up the devastation. But, we, as a nation, are, generally, GREAT Britain!
    Z xx

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  15. I'm really surprised that people say that about Liverpool, I loved it there and everyone I've met from Liverpool has been amazingly friendly.

    I'd like to think that the riots don't show the true nature of the country as well as each individual city...

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  16. I have only paid a flying visit to Liverpool but I would definitely like to visit. I think like any area, it will obviously have grottier bits but it seems like the community spirit is alive and well which is something to be appreciated :)

    Maria xxx

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  17. Everything will go back to normal, do not worry! No normal, nice person would ever say such mean things about Liverpool because it seems sooo beautiful and interesting! That's where Ringo Starr is from! I hope the rioters go away and stay away. My best wishes to you and your friends and family there to stay safe!

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  18. I'd love to visit Liverpool again, i've only been once years ago to cream.

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  19. Everything I've ever heard about Liverpool has been really positive- it sounds like an area with a lot of history, it's a shame that some people think so little of the place.

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  20. I agree with your comment, I've been to Liverpool so many times and it's such a lovely city. It's horrible when people say that about a city that they don't call home.

    Also, I love that you know what I mean about getting 'homesick' when you come back from your hols from Spain or in my case HK. It's so strange isn't it?

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  21. Lovely photos. I have been watching the news about everything going on and thinking of all my friends in the UK. Some cities get a bad rap for no reason at all. I bet half the people making negative comments have never even spent any time there.

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  23. I agree about Liverpool being beautiful. I only ever walked through the city on my way to airport, but I was so nicely surprised by beautiful architecture and lovely people.

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  24. Beautiful post!
    I am actually considering going to school in Liverpool, because my grandmother lived there for many years and said she loved it! I also send my love to those experiencing the worst of the riots and hope that it will be over soon.

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