Superlambanana – Mandela

The lambanana is the creation of Japanese artist Taro Chiezo. While the original statue of the lambanana was only 4 inches tall, a gigantic 17 foot bright yellow version was installed in Liverpool. The statue is a cross between a lamb and banana and recognises the dangers of genetic engineering as well as pays homage to Liverpool’s role as a major trading port for lamb and fruits such as the banana.

The following picture is of the Mandela superlambanana at the Museum of Liverpool that commemorates the life and achievements of the great statesman.

Mandela superlambanana! Click on picture for a larger version.
Photographed at the Museum of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK with a Panasonic TZ30 compact camera. Processed in Adobe Lightroom 5.2.


Red Lamp and the Beatles, Liverpool

Two pictures from the Museum of Liverpool. Large red display with a photo montage of most famous of Liverpools’ exports – the Beatles.

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Inside the red lamp! Click on image to see a larger version.

Unfortunately, I didn’t have enough time to go and see the Beatles show or visit the Cavern Club in town. Still, there’s always a next time!


The Liver Building – HDR

The Royal Liver building (pronounced Laiver) is an iconic landmark on Liverpool pier. The two liver birds (one in the picture below) watch over the city and are fabled to bring luck to the city. This building was the tallest structure in the United Kingdom till 1961 and is one of the first buildings in the world to be built with reinforced concrete.

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 Converted to HDR from a single RAW image in Photomatix Pro.