Posts tagged ‘UK’

National Memorial Arboretum 1

We visited the National Memorial Arboretum the week after Remembrance Sunday. This first post concentrates on the main Armed Forces Memorial which commemorates the men and women of the British Armed Forces who have been killed whilst on duty, died in operational theatre or been targeted by terrorists since the end of the Second World War.

Britain has been involved in over 50 military operations and conflicts since 1948 and there are over 16,000 names on this memorial, with space for another 16,000.

National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire, England

National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire, England

National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire, England

National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire, England

National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire, England

National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire, England

National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire, England

National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire, England

National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire, England

National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire, England

© Mark Simms Photography (2019)

Views from the Anglican Cathedral

Views from the top of Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral bell tower are spectacular.

Below you can see images of the city of Liverpool with the River Mersey, Wirral Penninsula and Irish Sea in the background. You can also see the Roman Catholic Cathedral at the other end of Hope Street, Goodison Park and Anfield (Everton FC’s and Liverpool FC’s famous stadiums) and the red cranes of the Port of Liverpool:

Views from the Anglican Cathedral, Liverpool, England, UK

Views from the Anglican Cathedral, Liverpool, England, UK

Views from the Anglican Cathedral, Liverpool, England, UK

Views from the Anglican Cathedral, Liverpool, England, UK

Views from the Anglican Cathedral, Liverpool, England, UK

© Mark Simms Photography (2019)

Gaia

Gaia is a huge, seven-metre scale replica of the earth created by renowned artist Luke Jerram. The 3D installation rotates once every four minutes (360 times faster than our real planet) as it “floats” above your head in Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral:

Anglican Cathedral, Liverpool, England, UK

Anglican Cathedral, Liverpool, England, UK

© Mark Simms Photography (2019)

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