Seventy years ago, a visionary plan was unveiled for a cluster of huge buildings to join the Three Graces
dominating the waterfront.
An aerial view of The Strand and the Three Graces
- including a filthy, soot-covered Liver Building, in 1972.
The Three Graces
are a World Heritage Site, as is the "Taj Mahal".
In Pygmalion, to music by Jean-Philipe Rameau, Turocy's choreography emphasized the comic characters called Games and Laughter, danced with appropriate, jubilant acrobatics by Fittante and Patricia Beaman, but the most charming scene was that in which the Three Graces
teach the Statue, who has come to life, to dance.
Many landmarks make an appearance, including the Three Graces
, the Mersey Ferry, the Albert Dock, Pier Head and Penny Lane.
What was once an unprepossessing gap between the majesty of the Albert Dock and the Three Graces
has experienced a dramatic makeover.
WORK to build luxury apartments opposite The Three Graces
has begun - potentially offering the best views in the city.
The Three Graces
are preserved and respected because they are good, and we bless Florence for preserving so many other important buildings.
And, Tony explained, the Three Graces
survived the war because they were so identifiable.
Finally, I am fed up hearing about the 'World Heritage Status' of the Three Graces
being used as an excuse to prevent developments such as this.
As part of the Amazing Graces show, produced by The Colour Project in collaboration with Liverpool City Council, hundreds of images of Merseysiders, collated around the city and sent in by the public, were beamed onto the Three Graces
during the Three Queens celebration.
One of the aspects they felt was fantastic was the reflection of the three graces
in the glass panels of the building.