Sunday, January 22, 2017

Merry Times at the Maritime Museum


This weekend has been incredible! Emma and I decided to return to Liverpool and continue our exploration of music history. 

We were originally supposed to go to the Lake District this weekend, but it didn't end up working out. Instead, we went back to Liverpool and take the city at our own pace. 

Art in the sidewalk outside of the Liverpool Lime Street train station

The train from Manchester to Liverpool is only about 45 minutes long, but I still managed to fall asleep. We got into Liverpool and immediately regretted our jacket choices (the forecast called for sun, it was cloudy and cold). We decided to soldier on, and went to find lunch. We found a place to eat, but there was a Liverpool football match so everything was busy. In the end, we decided on going Caffe Nero (anybody surprised?). After a quick lunch and a fantastic strawberry hot chocolate we went over to the Merseyside Maritime Museum. 

View of the docks on the way to the Merseyside Maritime Museum

I am so glad we were able to go through the museum again, it is absolutely incredible! Last time we went we were only able to go through one floor (out of three!), so we wanted to make sure that we could see everything we were interested in. 

There is an amazing exhibit about the sinking of the Titanic, and the links the ship had to Liverpool. It was an incredibly moving exhibit, they had recordings of the messages sent from the Titanic to other ships and it was just heartbreaking to hear. On the floor below there is an exhibit on the sinking of the Lusitania and Liverpool's role in the war efforts. It was a really interesting shift in perspective to consider the war from a place that is more visibly effected than the US. 

The museums in the UK have been absolutely incredible. Most of them are free and it is a really refreshing change to be somewhere that values education in such a way that makes access to information easier. 

After the museum we went back to The Cavern Club to see some music and get some souvenirs for family members. We had to pay to enter the club, and once we entered it was super busy (a result of it being Saturday I'm sure). It was definitely worth it though. The music was great, and I'm really glad to have the experience. 

Inside of The Cavern Club

We ended up leaving Liverpool in the late afternoon and getting back to Manchester just in time for dinner. We went to a little Mexican restaurant near the hotel, and then to the frozen yogurt place someone pointed out to us (it has been a dangerous discovery). Most of the group went out to a movie, but it was a thriller (not my favorite) so I didn't go. I did some homework and hung out in the room, which was really relaxing. 

Sunday turned out to be a pretty relaxed day. Emma and I went back to Fig&Sparrow to study. I've found that studying in a coffee shop is actually very nice. After studying walked around Manchester some more and went to the movie theater to see Lion (I highly recommend it). 

Chili Lime Brownie from Fig&Sparrow (this photo doesn't have a purpose, the food was just delicious)

Here is my first experience at Fig&Sparrow (it was amazing)

I can't believe that the trip is almost over. Hopefully this last week is just as amazing as the last three have been. 


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