My 2008 Photographic Diary

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2008 was all that I had lived for and I wanted to do my absolute best for the city and give something back, by holding a photographic exhibition in August in Aid of Leukaemia Research, as a way of thanks for all the people that have looked after me and saved my life, as visitors to my site will know, life with regard to my health has not exactly been boring for me, but I'm no quitter. I would also like my images use in a calendar that would raise money for Leukaemia Research, can anyone help me?

 

January

2008 Culture Year Opening Opening ceremony, held outside St George's Plateau 10/1/08

It all started on that cold night in January at "The Peoples Opening", when I experienced what it was like to take pictures with 50,000 people behind me. Although I had someone assisting me it was very difficult, but worth it.

Nelson Monument, photographed in Exchange Flags , the rear of Liverpool's Town Hall is depicted in the background 22/1/08

Liverpool has a  great wealth of Architecture and Historical monuments, in the year of culture it was important that these monuments were recorded as well as events.

A monument that pays tribute to the Great English Naval Hero Admiral Horatio Nelson (1758-1805), who died at the moment of his greatest victory against the French  Napoleonic forces at Trafalgar in 1805. Nelson's victory  over the French fleet meant the Merchants Of Liverpool could once again ply their their international trade freely. The four  men in chains (one on other side) are prisoners and represent Nelson's 4 great victories at Cape St Vincent, The Nile. Copenhagen and Trafalgar.

St Georges Hall and Ice Rink photographed January 2008, exact date unknown

As part Of The Christmas festivities in 2007 an Ice Rink was situated in St George's Hall, the Ice Rink was still in the building for part of January 2008.

The images show the view of the Ice Rink taken from a balcony and another view of the ceiling in the Grand Hall, looking up at the Chandeliers.

                           

 

Source Material used for Historical text::-Public Sculpture Of Liverpool by Terry Cavanagh or otherwise stated

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