Sunday 13 October 2013

St. George’s Hall, Liverpool

The magnificent St. George’s Hall is the centrepiece of Liverpool’s buildings which gives the city its ‘forum’.

St. George Hall, Liverpool

The St. George’s Hall is considered to be the best example of neoclassical architecture in Europe. It is located at the centre of the city just across the Lime Street Station. Also close by is the Walker museum.

Court hall inside the St. George's Hall

The building has a splendid concert hall and two courtrooms. The building was designed by Harvey Lonsdale Elmes, an architect from London. It has innovative system of heating and ventilation.

Lions at the entrance on the eastern side of St. George's Hall

It opened in 1855 with three days of concerts by such famous Victorian personalities as the novelist Charles Dickens who gave recitals and readings here.

Statue of Victoria & the Wellington Monument on east side of the St. George Hall

The St. John’s Garden behind the St. George’s Hall was laid out in 1904 and has some exceptional sculptures. Infact all around the St' George's Hall there are several statues and sculptures.

St. George Garden & the St. George Hall

The building is listed as an English Heritage Grade I building and the area is considered to be part of the World Heritage Site. One can actually spend a whole day just to see this and the nearby buildings and museums.

Also Read: The Liverpool Cathedral

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