Litterpool

My first welcome as I stepped out of the train station in Liverpool, was Mona Lennon, a reminder of what put the city back on the map when its empire days were over.

Mono Lennon, opposite Lime Street train station
Mono Lennon, opposite Lime Street train station

As I roamed the city streets, I was depressed by the state of the buildings and the pavements. I passed an abandon church where only a homeless person found refuge. Windows were smashed, stonewalls stained.IMG_0907I renamed the city, Litterpool because garbage lay everywhere. I almost skidded on a banana skin.

Homeless man sleeping in the locked grounds of the church yard, Liverpool.
Homeless man sleeping in the locked grounds of the church yard, Liverpool.

I headed to Chinatown, only to discover there wasn’t one, at least not when I visited. A grand entrance was all that remained.

Smashed windows of an abandon church, Liverpool
Smashed windows of an abandon church, Liverpool

4 thoughts on “Litterpool”

  1. When did you visit Liverpool? I grew up in the city and although I moved to London in 1994 to live and work, I return to the city on a regular basis to visit family.
    Litter certainly exists in Liverpool but it is not, in my experience any more prevalent than in London. A lot of money has gone into refurbishing the Albert Docks and other parts of the city and it is a magnet for tourists. the city centre was literally heaving when I visited during the visit of the Queen Elizabeth (the ship not the monarch)!
    I have close friends in Liverpool. However every time I return to Liverpool I am struck by the willingness of the people to converse with strangers (something which is less prevalent in the capital).
    I have certainly encountered homelessness in Liverpool. However I am more conscious of it when in London. My local supermarket in a relatively well-to-do area of London regularly has people outside begging or selling the “Big Issue”.

    Best wishes,

    Kevin

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    1. Can’t compare the cities as I haven’t been to London since the late 70s but was in Liverpool in 2003. Garbage is a worldwide problem though it did stand out in Liverpool on my visit. The docks were already updated and definitely a more favourable part of the city.They’re referred to in my next post.

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