Monday, October 10, 2011

Blowing In The Wind


It is a miserable day today : the wind is blowing and the rain is lashing down. So let me look back at last week's delightful visit to Liverpool and let me pose a couple of questions. The questions relate to the above image : what is it and where is it? The answers, my friend, are no doubt blowing in the wind. As for me, I will be braving that wind later this afternoon as I and the GLW make our way to the MEN Arena in Manchester. It is a little additional retirement present for the GLW : I am sure you can guess who we are going to see.

18 comments:

  1. Ooh, I know that one. Amelia Earhart. As far as where, all I know is that it's in England. Given your intro... Liverpool?

    Heh.

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  2. Wow! Some classic Art Deco sculpture. I have no idea where and what building, though.

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  3. I didn't even know who it was supposed to be but then I always was the ignorant one in my family.

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  4. Like the Art Deco, no idea who it is; strong wind here, but no rain .... yet.

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  5. I have no idea what or where it is either, but I will be waiting for the follow up answer. Beautiful summery weekend here, close to 23-35 degrees celius all weekend!!!

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  6. Stunning sculpture, Alan. New to me. Are you taking the GLW to see Peter Kay?

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  7. That is a cool sculpture. I figured that was Amelia but I didn't know the building with the deco carving existed. It is wonderful. The goggles gave it away and yet I thought maybe they weren't goggles.

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  8. It does seem to be Amelia Earhart, but I can't find any information about the location. Is it near the dock building?

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  9. with the name of your post i am wondering if dylan touring on the other side of the pond? and that is who you are taking glw to see!


    no idea where the image is from but it is stunning.

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  10. p.s. just read the other comments, now i can see amelia earhart in the image!!!!

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  11. No way Amelia, more likely Egyptian or from Stars Wars, but whoever it appears to be cold! Brrr I can hear it groan.... It would be cool to know, so I hope later you disclose who and where...I will offer it could be related to one, if not designed by Harry Wild Jones who crafted a lovely watertower not far from me and you can view it at this link...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washburn_Park_Water_Tower

    Alan, have a great trip and party with your wife!

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  12. Amelia Earhart, Liverpool
    Isn't it stunning?

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  13. I hope that the weather clears up in time for your outing! it was windy here, but rather nice with leaves blowing around like mad. I can't recognise the sculpture though.

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  14. Couldn't swear to it, but it's either on one of the ventilation outlets to the old Mersey Tunnel, or on Mann Island.

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  15. Followed my hunch, and Eureka!

    http://www.impworks.co.uk/2010/06/speed-the-modern-mercury/

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  16. Well done Chairman Bill! "Speed-The Modern Mercury" it is indeed!

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  17. Hm. Something about the sculpture made me think of... Bob Dylan. Not sure why...

    No idea who you're going to see with the GLW, though. Any more hints?

    :)

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  18. Have fun..where ever you go..that is a different sculpture:)

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