The two 18ft birds face away from each other, one towards the river and the other towards the city, each carrying a sprig of seaweed in its beak.
Why do the Liver birds face different ways?
Local legend also holds that the birds face away from each other, for if they were to mate and fly away, the city would cease to exist. In fact, they were indeed designed to watch the city (our people) and the sea (our prosperity).
What is the Liver Bird holding in its mouth?
cormorant The use of a bird to represent the city dates to the medieval era, but the idea that the liver bird is a mythical creature specific to Liverpool evolved in the 20th century. The bird is normally represented in the form of a cormorant holding a frond in its mouth.
Why are the Liver birds Green?
Walker Art Gallery (Spot the Liver Bird originally made out of aluminium, which has been dyed aniseed green to match the corroded brass of the statue)
How is Liver Bird pronounced?
The Liver bird (pronounced /ˈlaɪvərbɜrd/, th… Flickr. Puerto De Liverpool.
Why are they called the 3 Graces?
Among the many historical buildings is the world famous Liverpool Waterfront, and dominating this, or as some prefer, keeping guard, are the Three Graces. It is assumed this group of buildings are named after the mythological Greek Three Graces, who were the goddesses of charm, beauty and creativity.
How long did the Liver Building take to build?
Construction began on the Royal Liver Building in 1907, when it was designed as an office for the 6,000 employees of the Royal Liver Group. Designed by Walter Aubrey Thomas, the foundation stone for the building was laid on 11 May 1908 with the building opening its doors just three years later on 19 July 1911.