Staying in Focus: In the Footsteps of the Fab Four

A highlight of our cruise was our visit to Liverpool, where we followed the story of the Beatles and their early years in this port city. My husband is a huge Beatles fan, as he proved by winning the Beatles Music Trivia , which we played on board the ship. We were fortunate, too, as our tour guide, Marie, lived across the street from Ringo when he was young, and continued to keep up the connection into the Beatle years and through the Break up. and was a font of information on all things Beatle. She was one of the most ebullient people I have ever met, brimming over with enthusiasm and determined that we see as much as possible in the time  we had. Of course, they played Beatle tunes as we drove around the city.  So here is your chance to take a step into the past and walk in the footsteps of the lads from Liverpool- John, Paul, George and Ringo. Turn on your  iPod, choose your favorite Beatles songs and enjoy!

First, a few shots of Liverpool

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We were able to walk through John Lennon and Paul McCartney‘s childhood homes. You can see them below, Bill an I in front of John’s house and  Bill  standing in front of Paul’s. We passed the street where Ringo grew up, but sadly these hom s have fallen to ruin. We walked by the home of George, now occupied by another family.That is the  rose-colored one with the black door.We drove on Penny Lane and saw the shelter in the middle of the roundabout, the barber  shop and the bank from the song. We drove past Strawberry Field and visited the new  Cavern, a replica of the original which was torn down as it was  a fire hazard with only one way out. We toured The Beatle Story, a wonderful museum , and ate lunch at the Hard Days Night Cafe.

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