May 4: Some Art; Some Football

The sun was out but the wind was fairly strong and cold so we passed on the idea of taking a Mersey River cruise. Instead we went to the Walker Art Gallery.

The two exhibitions, Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Leonardo da Vinci drawings, were both really good, but crowded as it is Saturday of a long weekend here in the UK.

The Gallery also has a number of good works. We didn’t look at all the rooms but these were a few I liked.


Two Turners:

We went for a walk back to the Cathedrals area to find a restaurant called Oktopus, which had good reviews.

The menu is interesting sharing plates.

Below, buratta mozzarella, peaches, almonds, pancetta:

Only remembered to photograph the fried chicken with onions and peppercorn sauce after we had eaten most of it. The dish had crispy bits of chicken skin that we just devoured as soon as we realized what it was. So delicious but filling.

We went for a walk down to the shopping area where we found some outwear on sale. The wind has been quite chilling and doesn’t promise to warm up much over the next week.

Dinner was in a pub (with award winning pies) where the Premier League game between Newcastle and Liverpool was being shown on tv–the game was in Newcastle.

Liverpool scored to go ahead with less than 5 minutes of regular time left and the place erupted. They won 3 – 2. The season ends next weekend and Liverpool has a small chance of winning the league, so this was a big game.

Then it was time to pack up so we could move on to Wales in the morning.

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