On the way to the garage this morning I passed the old Liverpool Garden Festival site, and was surprised to see they’d demolished and removed the domed structure that was once its centrepiece.
It’s amazing to think of the time and effort that must have gone in to building it all in the early 80’s, only for it to have become abandoned and derelict.
A few years back, Fliss and I stumbled upon the site while we were on a bike ride along the riverside. Curiosity had us lifting our bikes through a gap in the fence and then exploring the area. I find things like this fascinating. It was like the bit in Logan’s Run where they get outside and the world is all over grown and in ruins.
The BBC has some pictures of how it once looked in their feature “Garden Festival – 20 Years On“, with some images of how the site looked in 2004. Compare those with the shots I stopped to take on the way back today of the Garden Festival site as of February 2007, and it’s not hard to imagine that it’ll be all but gone within a couple of years.