Bombed out Church, Liverpool
On our way to the Chinese Arch Sabs and I passed the bombed out church which remains as a ruin since world war II. It was destroyed by the Germans in 1944. We have the same ruin in Hannover, and I agree with Sabs that it shows that war is stupid! Peace!!!
This church was destroyed in WWII and not rebuilt - it now serves as a memorial.
It feels strange to stand at a place like this in England. After all it was "Germans" who destroyed it. And in Hannover we have a church exactly like this one, too - destroyed by the British. Guess it shows once again that war is stupid!
At the top of Bold street stands St. Like's Church. It was badly damaged by bombing in 1941 but has been left standing as some kind of monument. It stands in a pretty garden that is a pleasant and quiet place.
The Church was bombed out in the Blitz of May 1941 (during WWII).
It was never rebuilt. It is a monument against war. The same idea like St. Alban in Cologne (the twin town of Liverpool)
Honestly ive lived here my whole life and its taken its toll, and that thing about how scousers are really friendly, yeah well they are unless you say or do anything at all they dont like with alot of us it seems, like this right now me being honest, i left a comment about my positive and negative experiences in liverpool on another site, explaining how after ordering a taxi me and my fiance where attacked to 4 scallies in town who felt they should be allowed this private hire taxi instead because he felt like it, i think got a barrage of insults from locals telling me "it must have been my fault" and "maybe its just me, maybe im not likeable" but how on earth is that an excuse for being attacked for ordering a cab? for standing away a minute while the cab driver himself locked the doors and wound the window back up as they got irate about it not being there cab, when i was 13 i was put in the hospital by a man in his late 20s who decided punching kids in the face then jumping on a bus was the way to go, and worst thing the driver saw it, still drove off, didnt say a word, see the problem with liverpool is its reputation, it has this city of culture reputation and it has some seriously nice helpful people here too, but then for me the idiots have always made it a very unwelcoming place, i mean look at the taxi drivers comments above, do you think he is a nice guy? judging "hoodies" based on how "they smoke weed" and are basically bad apples that ruin the city? when honestly half the nice people ive met in this city smoke themselves, they keep to themselves, they dont go out looking for trouble, its the drinkers that are the worst, not all but alot of them, i barely go out in town anymore even just a few days ago man found in critical condition in an alley in town after being done over found early hours of the morning, and this isnt something new, so i dont see why anyone would take there chances these days, im not saying its the worst city by any means as i have little means of comparison, but i can certainly say i never dealt with ANY of this while living in places like York for 2 years, i only wish i could afford to move back there aswell as still see family as often as i do.
and yes i was born and bread here, so i feel i have decent reason to judge on my experiences.
St. Luke's church was designed by John Foster in 1802 and later redesigned by his son John Foster Junior in 1831. The church, perpendicular in a gothic style is well known for its decorated pinnacles and traceried windows.
In 1941 the church suffered considerable war damage by incendiary bombs. The church and its gardens were then purchased by the city council as a place of rest and tranquility after the war.
In the gardens of St. Luke's church stands this memorial to those who died in the Irish potato famine. One plinth reads in English, the other in Gaelic.
The gardens of St Luke's are a tranquil oasis away from the hustle and bustle of the city just outside. We took a moment to sit on a bench and relax (shoes back on Sabs, we're not staying long!)
The church, bombed during the Second World War, stands as a symbol of the courage and spirit of the Liverpool people.