"Six areas in the historic centre and docklands of the maritime mercantile City of Liverpool bear witness to the development of one of the world’s major trading centres in the 18th and 19th centuries. Liverpool played an important role in the growth of the British Empire and became the major port for the mass movement of people, e.g. slaves and emigrants from northern Europe to America. Liverpool was a pioneer in the development of modern dock technology, transport systems and port management. The listed sites feature a great number of significant commercial, civic and public buildings, including St George’s Plateau." -in: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1150
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Liverpool Maritime Mercantile City
This card was sent from Germany but is a new unesco site from England, Liverpool Maritime Mercantile City, on the World Heritage Site list since 2004.
The card shows the Pier Head.
The Pier Head is a riverside location in the city centre of Liverpool. The historic site encompasses a trio of landmarks, known as 'The Three Graces': the Royal Liver Building, the Cunard Building and the Port of Liverpool Building.