Liver Buildings, Liverpool
Built in 1907 for the then Mersey Docks and Harbour Board Company. Quite a classical design, with it's domed roof and its towers. Apparently it is quite ornate inside too, though we didn't visit.
The Liver Birds are held in place by strong cables - if they were to fly away it would bring disaster to Liverpool! (Other say it's to stop the scouse scallies from stealing them ;-)
I don't have much info about these buildings but the interesting feature is the Liver Birds on top of them. These cormorants have become a symbol of Liverpool but I have no idea why!
Just past the Albert Dock along the water. Beautiful historic buildings (Passport Office) and the Liverbirds.