St George’s Hall

Built between 1842 and 1854, St George’s Hall is considered one of the finest examples of Neo-classical architecture in the world… is designated as Grade I listed. Scandalously it was allowed to fall into disuse and disrepair during the 1980’s, but thanks to a multi-million pound refurbishment it was re-opened in April 2007. It is now used for a variety of cultural, community, civic and corporate activities.

Without question it is one of Liverpool’s most iconic buildings and stands at the heart of the city’s cultural quarter. It is certainly one of my favourites. However it does present the photographer with a bit of a problem…..its size is truly monumental. This coupled with the fact that it is surrounded by a number of other large and impressive buildings, streets, roundabouts and the general hustle and bustle of city life, makes trying to get a clean shot of the whole building virtually impossible.

The shots above were taken in two separate visits in October 2010 and July 2011…..that suggests to me that it’s about time I popped back for another crack at this architectural monster.

Copyright: © The Photography of Mark Simms (2012). All rights reserved.


5 Responses to “St George’s Hall”

  1. roughseasinthemed

    Hi Mark, saw this on the wirralhub so came over for a look as I spent a few years in Liverpool (university – history). Great pictures of St Georges, really brought back the memories. I don’t remember it being used much even back when I was there so good to hear it has been refurbed and is now in use. Liverpool’s architectural heritage is just stunning.

    • Mark Simms

      Thanks – I’m glad you liked the shots and that they jogged a few memories…all good ones I hope.


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