|UNESCO #1150 - Liverpool (Albert Dock) - ENGLAND - UK|
Friday, January 31, 2014
Liverpool, Maritime Mercantile City - UK - UNESCO #1150
When we think in Liverpool immediately our mind drifts to the Beatles (ok, for a few of you maybe also to the soccer team), but for UNESCO the most amazing thing on that city is the docklands, birth of modern ports and harbors. I've never been to Liverpool, but the sender of this cards guarantees that this particular area is the most beautiful of the whole city, specially at night. Thank you very much Adam, I'll keep that in mind (and let me congratulate you for your correct Portuguese writting!). My collection reaches 282 sites (699 to finish). This postcard took 4 days to arrive!
Six areas in the historic centre and docklands of the maritime mercantile City of Liverpool bear witness to the development of one of the world’s major trading centres in the 18th and 19th centuries. Liverpool played an important role in the growth of the British Empire and became the major port for the mass movement of people, e.g. slaves and emigrants from northern Europe to America. Liverpool was a pioneer in the development of modern dock technology, transport systems and port management.