Posted by: brigid benson | August 9, 2015

Meet Night and Day

There’s wildly glamorous Egyptian-inspired Art Deco architecture on the Liverpool waterfront.

Seek out George’s Dock ventilation station, designed by Herbert James Rowse, to discover an exquisite building that elegantly evacuates noxious fumes from the Queensway Tunnel roadway beneath the River Mersey; a vital artery connecting Liverpool and Wirral.

In two niches, just above head height, stylish black basalt statues, sculpted by Belfast-born Edmund C Thompson, represent the tunnel that never sleeps. They are Night and Day, and they are among my favourite statues in the city. Well worth seeking out.

A tour of The Queensway Tunnel is a great visitor experience, click on the link to learn more.

Art Deco 'Night' by Edmund C Thompson

Art Deco ‘Night’ by Edmund C Thompson

Art Deco 'Day' by Edmund C Thompson

Art Deco ‘Day’ by Edmund C Thompson


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