Favorite thing: After South Wood Road the busy main street of Aigbuth Road is crossed and onto Lark Lane. Lark Lane is a small and pleasant area of the city which is home to a sprinkling of top quality wine bars, restaurants, pubs and antique shops. Though on first glance the area may seem quite insular the area is actually very bohemian.
Fondest memory: It made for a pleasant stroll up Lark Lane on the way to Sefton Park. Some of the architecture on the restaurants was really intersting too - like the restaurant Marantos shown here. The first two building shown in the pic have ben linked into one wine bar and restaurant. We didn't go in this time but it looked an interesting cosy place to try another time.
Favorite thing: Sefton Park in Liverpool was designed by Edouard Andre (of the Tuillieres Garden in Paris fame) and Lewis Hornblower after they won a competition in 1863.
Not surprisingly the park is in the French style, with curved paths and a clever use of water features, hills and planting which give the park an expansive feeling. The Palm House is the main feature again since its restoration and reopening in 2002 - more of which can be seen in the "must see" tips.
Fondest memory: Although parts of the park still need improving - some of the monumnets such as the Peter pan Sculpture are missing and the avairy is a derelict mess - the walks by the water courses are pleasant and I'd like to see the colours of the trees here in autumn too.
Pearl of the Park
Favorite thing: The real jewel and attraction of Sefton Park though is the restored grade II listed victorian glass Palm House. The flowers and its artwork are expanded on in the must see tips section but it is also a beautiful location for functions such as small weddings and the stage has been used for concerts - Steve Harley has been here.
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Fondest memory: Strolling around here admiring the flowers and the artwork inside and outside wasa pleasant way to spend an hour in the park.
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Favorite thing: Sefton Park also has a boating lake - but we didn't see any boats on it during our visit and the boathouse has disappeared too. Its still a pleasant walk around though and there are benches to rest awhile on.
Sefton Park View
Favorite thing: Here's another view of our walk around Sefton Park.
Fondest memory: We enjoyed watching baby swans on the water here - we seem to see baby ducks and swans all the time at the moment, they are so cute.
- Theme Park Trips
Fondest memory: As we walked from the train station to Sefton Park we admired the houses in Southwood Road - must have been an affluent area in its day as there were large mansions with ornate fretwork decoraions.
Favorite thing: The Bandstand in the park looked liked it had seen better days, perhaps that is next on the list to be restored. However it did make a nice reflection picture for me :-))
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Park in Bloom
Fondest memory: We visited the Park in late May - a pretty time to see the flowers in bloom here - I'd also like to revisit for the autumn colours though.
Peep into the Palm House
Fondest memory: One of my favourite views of the Palm House was this view from the outside looking in through the glass arches.
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