The Picture Gallery: Photographs of Liverpool
Liverpool Waterfront 1985
To the right is Salthouse Dock, opened in 1734, and to the east of this, just out of shot, is the site of the first enclosed dock in the world- the 'Old Dock' opened in 1715. The elegant domed building is the headquarters of the Mersey Dock and Harbour Board. To its right, the tall structure, beautifully decorated with 'Egyptian' motifs, actually contains a ventilation shaft for the first Mersey Tunnel, opened in 1934. The area to the left is occupied by the Merseyside Maritime Museum.
Behind all rise the towers of the Royal Liver Building, topped by it's world-famous Liver Birds.
"Have a care of them, for the men of Liverpool are the most perfidious in all England, worse than my pen can describe." Sir Edward Moore 1667