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Report - Paddy's Wigwam/Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, Merseyside - November 2015

Discussion in 'High Stuff' started by Gone, Nov 29, 2015.

  1. Gone

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    Liverpool has always been my favourite city to explore, I've always liked the birds and it aint half bad for a skate either. I started out down on the docks with Rookie, Appo, Sui, OBO, Niall, AT & Joe climbing into buildings and up the sides of anything we could. The first raid was back in 2009 when 8 of us climbed up that mad curved ladder in the middle of the day at Tate & Lyle.


    Since then I've taken on the metro, collected a handful of towers and skated the tallest building but she always offers more to the right client. This one was always on that list - there were an older set of snaps from Snappel and SL, the story of how Fish hit the deck trying to master the slopes and finally a couple of the SNC lads flying contraception over the top to aid them in a successful climb.


    Armed with a couple of ideas we set off and before we knew it we were stood inside that cone like crown at the top, sweating and talking about when the first service of the day starts.


    'Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, officially known as the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, is the seat of the Archbishop of Liverpool and the mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Liverpool in Liverpool, England. The Grade II* Metropolitan Cathedral is one of Liverpool's many listed buildings. To distinguish it from the Anglican Liverpool Cathedral, locals call it the "Catholic Cathedral." Nicknames for the building include "Paddy's Wigwam" and "The Mersey Funnel."

    The cathedral's architect, Frederick Gibberd, was the winner of a worldwide design competition. Construction began in 1962 and was completed in 1967. Earlier designs for a cathedral were proposed in 1853, 1933, and 1953, but none were completed.'



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    Shot the lot on some crusty old film. Shouts to Sho, Tweek, Maniac, Bigjobs & Paradox!

    See ya later laaa.​
     

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  2. The Lone Ranger

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    Very nice, great vantage point to see Liverpool :thumb
     
  3. The Kwan

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    Just superb mate!!
     
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    Yes mate! Sweet.
     
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    Proper lush those pics :thumb I'll stick mine up on here tomorrow if I remember.
     
  7. Bigjobs

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    nice :)
     
  8. stepping lightly

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    Not many will stand up there , good work fellas ;)
     
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    I reckon a few of the birds have the nickname "the Mersey funnel" too
     
  10. Camera Shy

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    Filmtastic
     
  11. Paradox

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    That was a cracking night out. Not on the same level as @Gone's photos as they are lush, but here's a few from me.

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    Fantastic report !
     
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    Epic!
     
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    Them's amazing shots tweek
     
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