108 steps later. . . .
Sunny days aren’t always the best days for long-distanced views because of the haze, but looking across the river Mersey towards Birkenhead and the Wirral you can make out the blue ridged Mountains of Wales.
Looking Southwards towards the Mersey, the “circle” of buildings front right is the Cathedral Campus. Unseen today on the horizon I was reliably informed is Moel Famau.
The four domed building is The Greek Orthodox Church of St Nicholas, built between 1865-70, while further down is the Princes Road Synagogue, Beyond the view disappears towards Aigburth, Allerton, Speke and the Runcorn-Widnes Bridge – but you’ll just have to take my word for that.
At the other end of Hope Street lies the Roman Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral, designed by Frederick Gibberd and built in 1962-7, and known by some, affectionately, as Paddy’s Wigwam. To the left and beyond are the other two religious shrines of Anfield and Goodison.
Liverpool – in all her glory