Saturday, 21 July 2012

You Say It's Your Birthday...

Good morning, good morning!
If you picked up on these two Beatles references (there are most certainly more to come in this post) then you are on your way to being as much of a Beatles fanatic as I am. Thsi may also clue you in to the winning answer in this post's version of 'Where in the UK is Kate?' If you guessed Liverpool, then you are most certainly correct! The weather is gorgeous, the air is fresh, and it is, in fact, my birthday!
Celebratory drinks at the Cavern Club!

So anyway, we had the chance to do a lot of things in Liverpool (not a minute was spared!), but for the sake of the length of this post, I will discuss just one place we visited and highlight the others.

The Beatles Story is a permanent museum dedicated to any and all things Beatles. Located in the heart of Liverpool on Albert Dock, the museum is a super fun and interactive way to learn about one of history's greatest musical acts. The exhibits take you through their whirlwind rise to fame and the infamous careers that followed, from the very first days Paul met George, John met Paul, and George met John (and Ringo later joined the banc), to their solo work in the years that followed the break up of the band, to untimely deaths of two of the memebers.

As you wander through the museum, you can see original artifacts;

One of Paul's first guitars

Listen to audio clips;

Checking out The Beatles' latest tunes

And even add your own contributions to the collection;

Fan art from around the world

The result is a fantastic museum/archive that not only tells the story of The Beatles, but puts you right in the midst of their crazy world. So whether you are a walking Beatles encyclopedia or are just learning to differentiate John from Paul, The Beatles Story is a great place to learn about and celebrate these four lads from Liverpool.

Other things we checked out:
In other words, Liverpool has been a fantastic part of my time in England.

'There are places I'll remember/ All my life'

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