Manchester had been a lot of fun the past 3 days but I was super excited to be heading to Liverpool to stay with my friend Jamie. She had come to Canada and stayed with me for almost two weeks in September. I packed up my bag and headed for the bus station. Arriving early, I decided to waste some time by filling my belly with some yummy breakfast and headed over to the Yates's that is by the station.
After breakfast and going up three flights of stairs with my backpack just to use the toilet, I headed to the bus terminal and got on the bus to Liverpool. I have started reading Bossypants by Tina Fey and the bus ride went quickly. It's only an hour so compared to my two other bus experiences so far it was brilliant. Jamie was there waiting for me and I was so happy to see her.
We got a weekly bus fare and jumped on the bus to where she lives. Dropping off my bag, we headed out to check out the two Cathedrals. After getting off the bus we had the luck to meet two Lambananas. A dapper Sergeant Pepper Lambanana and Banana Rock Lambanana.
We walked past LIPA which is Liverpool's Institute for Performing Arts. LIPA was started by Sir Paul McCartney and Mark Featherstone-Witty. McCartney had previously gone to the school when it housed the Liverpool Institute High School for Boys. They created the school together and now it is very prestigious.
After our extensive walk through this church we headed back outside and to the other end of the street where Liverpool's Metropolitan Cathedral sits. Two Cathedrals, one street.
It is sometimes known locally as Paddy's Wigwam or the Mersey Funnel. They started to build it in 1962 and completed it in 1967, just five years later. The original architect has been sued a few times due to leaks in the roof and defects in mosaic tiles.
I enjoyed the different colours that the Cathedral had in its stained glass. It was very pretty mosaic affect. The circular design of the Cathedral was also interesting and very different to me.
After leaving the Cathedrals behind Jamie and I headed back home to have a pasta dinner and watch Saving Mr. Banks. So far so good. Keep and eye out for our trip to Crosby Beach.