Sunday, March 06, 2011

Jingle Belles ... and a little bit of history

Hi there ... I hope you are all well ... I'm not too good today ... feeling rough ... I think I may be coming down with something ... But I wanted to get my card done for this weeks Jingle Belles  ... the theme being "Home for the holidays" ... Ok, so a little history for you 
This city of Liverpool is not only famous for The Beatles ... but we were a vast shipping port ... Once the dockyards were bustling ... the heart of the city ... with trade ships and huge liners coming and going ... many of these liners carried thousands of people across the great Atlantic Ocean  to begin new lives in the USA ... 
Today the ships have all gone ... But the buildings that greeted the ships still remain and none is more famous than The Liver Buildings (pronounced Lie ..ver) ... and standing proud on the top of this building are the 2 famous Liver Birds ... (actually there are 4 in the city ... but the 2 most known are these) ..



This is a close up of one of the birds


These two birds face away from each other ... legend says that one is female and one is male and if they were to face each other they may mate and fly away ... and then Liverpool would no longer exist ... 
It is also said that one faces out to sea to watch for the seafarers and protect them ... whilst the other looks to the city ... protecting all who live here ....
So ... my card ... well this is "my home" ... where the Liver Birds greet us and watch over us so I kept this weeks card CAS with my bird as the centrepiece ...


That pretty background stamp was a gift from Chriss Blagrave  (who sadly has just lost her Mom) ... thinking of you Chriss ... 


... and the little bell represents the two magnificent cathedrals we have here ... the Anglican and the Catholic ...


So there we are ... my "home' card ... 

Till soon

~ Ros ~






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