Friday, 3 June 2016

Where I Am Right Now: Liverpool

I decided that I was in dire need of some time away from the small town where I'm currently living with my Mother, and after winning a twitter competition with PictureHouse Cinemas I had two free tickets for one of the Studio Ghibli films being shown across the country this summer.  I'm planning to go again, as I have another ticket, but I couldn't resist going to watch my absolute favourite Ghibli film, and one of my favourite films of all time, Kiki's Delivery Service.  I mentioned Kiki's Delivery Service in my post on underrated animated movies, and talked a bit about why I love it so much.

While I was there I also managed to spend money I don't have, so keep an eye out for a my haul post on Sunday 5th of June!  It was a beautiful day in the North West, so I snapped a few photos for you, meaning this post is quite photo heavy!

Liverpool Lime Street Station

St. George's Hall Liverpool


JMU North Western Hall


Liverpool One

Liverpool One

Liverpool One

Liverpool One


Liverpool One is a little odd!  It feels like you're indoors, wandering a shopping centre, but you're actually outside and at the mercy of the weather.  It was a beautiful day when I was there, and it was pleasant to have the breeze to take some of the heat off, but I can imagine it's rather less fun to shop there in November. 


Peacock Liverpool

I found Liverpool to be a city of stark contrasts in my (very) brief time there.  I would go from sleek shops like in Liverpool One, to indie pubs and restaurants in squares, to less frequented areas where I felt I could be mugged at any second.  Bearing in mind that these three places could be round the corner from each other, I found it quite interesting to go from one to another in a matter of seconds.  One second I was in Harvey Nicks and the next I was surrounded by barbed wire and crumbling buildings.

Also, yes, that is a lambanana.
 

Rookwood Liverpool

Am I the only one who can't help but associate 'Rookwood' with Harry Potter?


FACT Liverpool

The PictureHouse Cinema in Liverpool is inside FACT, which stands for Foundation for Art and Creative Technology.  It was wonderful to see one of my absolute favourite films on the big screen, and I was pleased that it was the original Japanese version with subtitles, as the dialogue in the English version is slightly different and I prefer the Japanese.  Studio Ghibli Forever is showing one film a week until the end of July in PictureHouse cinemas nationwide.

Kiki's Delivery Service

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  1. Liverpool is my favourite city ever ever ever, love your pics & glad you enjoyed- you're right it is such a mix but it's such a fun & cultural city! Katie xx
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