Ferry 'cross the Mersey

A strange but interesting day out yesterday... We went to explore Birkenhead on the Wirral, the bit right opposite Liverpool city centre. It turns out to be just the kind of place that I love to investigate, a once grand place with stunning architecture but sadly left to decline over the last 30 years or so. Grand nineteenth century and early twentieth century statement buildings buffered up against low grade 80's 'sheds'. Central Park, New York is based on Birkenhead's which is said to be Britain's first publicly funded park. So it turns out to be exactly the kind of place my other half/ assistant doesn't like to visit so I wasn't allowed to stay long, and we hopped on the ferry to Liverpool. So a few pictures from our journey, but watch this space for when I get to re-visit Birkenhead alone.