I had a bit of a wander around the Hope Street area recently, it’s not an area of Liverpool I’ve photographed a lot, not because I don’t like the area just because I’ve never seemed to get round to it, massive cathedrals at either end aside.
I’m not entirely sure why I haven’t, as the buildings of Liverpool are the main cornerstone of my photography and there’s some fantastic architecture in this area – the Philharmonic Hall, the world famous for it’s bogs” Philharmonic pub and this building, which was originally built as a school for the blind and has since been the HQ for Liverpool police and housed the Merseyside TUC. It’s currently empty and failed to sell at auction earlier in the year, guide price of £1.5 million. Shame, as it’s a fabulous building in a livelier part of town.
More to come from this end of town….
the buidling was the coordinating HQ of the entire unemployed centres network througout merseyside.approximately 15 centres were involved.
inside it were a workers paradise and utopia for the unemployed just kidding! it was a meeting place for activist but it got increasingly less democratic and top heavy with staff.
eventually it run itself into the ground through debts of half a million or thereabouts.
like the irish centre nr the catholic cathedral, a fine building left to rot.
city of culture or culture of cctv!