Took some photos on the trip but not such a clear, bright day as yesterday. The Cammell Laird shipyard at Birkenhead still builds and repairs ships. It's latest being a Royal research ship for the British Antarctic Survey, aptly named the Sir David Attenborough which was launched last year and is still birthed at the dock. One of the most famous ships built there was the aircraft carrier Ark Royal which was captured in a beautiful photograph early one morning before it was painted by Liverpool photographer Edward Chambre Hardman. (You can visit his house and studio in Liverpool, it's National Trust). The photograph is the first one on this board. His photographs are amazing.
I also got some better pictures of The Three Graces - The Royal Liver Building, the Cunard Building and The Port and Liverpool Building. The 'Liver birds' on the roof of the Royal Liver Building are very famous. It is apparently said that the female is watching the river to welcome home the sailors and the male is watching the city to see when the pub will open! The Port of Liverpool Building is built from a design that was rejected for the Anglican Cathedral.