понедельник, 28 марта 2011 г.

96. England Stories Series: Liverpool

Liverpool is more than just the birthplace of Beatles. It is a major British seaport, a home of two greatest football teams, magnificent cathedrals, and a key destination for the art lovers. Liverpool has a large and diverse population of over 400,000 people. It is known to be the town of Britain's oldest Black community dating back to 1730s. The immigrants from Africa came to Liverpool as seamen, the children of traders sent for education, and freed slaves. However, Liverpool has a large population of the Irish and the Chinese, and it is no longer surprising to see a whole range of International events and celebrations held in the city, as well as to taste a variety of foods from all over the world. Because of its diversity, Liverpool is often referred to as the "melting pot" of cultures. In 2004, the city won the status of UNESCO World Heritage site for its incredible waterfront which, according to UNESCO, represents a "supreme example of a commercial port at the time of Britain's greatest global significance." Among the most memorable sites are Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King and Liverpool Cathedral. Other religious sites include the Princes Road Synagogue, and the Al-Rahma Mosque.

To experience its musical heritage visit the Cavern Club on Matthew Street where Beatles began or stop by the homes of John Lennon and Sir Paul McCartney, both of which are now national properties. For the ultimate art experience, visit the Walker Art Gallery - the national gallery of the North - and see the works of Rembrandt located on the first floor.

and http://www.visitliverpool.com/. Images are public domain from the free encyclopedia www.wikipedia.org.