There is nothing wrong about long journeys, rather the opposite
but short trips thus travel in our close surroundings is underrated
often we know more about faraway destinations than about our neighborhood
there are good experiences and good stories at short distance from us too.
We just have to open the gate.
A piece of Liverpool and The Beatles seen in Central Park in the Big Apple (New York).
Even the world embracing music as the Beatles did
rooted in their own surroundings – for them it was Liverpool.
Strawberry Field was a Salvation Army children’s home in Woolton,
a suburb of Liverpool UK – John Lennon grew up near the home
as child he and his friends ofte played in the wooded area behind the building,
which Lennon nicknamed in the plural “Strawberry Fields”.
Sculpture of Eleanor Rigby in Stanley Street, Liverpool
a plaque to the right describes it as “Dedicated to All the Lonely People”
“Eleanor Rigby” is a song by The Beatles from 1966 – (maybe their best)
A title that has been surrounded by plenty of mystery during time
Lennon and McCartney kept their cards close and let people guess
locally, there has actually been a lady with the name Eleanor Rigby
“In the 1980s, a grave of an Eleanor Rigby was “discovered” in the graveyard of St. Peter’s Parish Church in Woolton, Liverpool, and a few yards away from that, another tombstone with the last name “McKenzie” scrawled across it – during their teenage years, McCartney and Lennon spent time sunbathing there, within earshot of where the two had met for the first time during a fete in 1957 – many years later, McCartney stated that the strange coincidence between reality and the lyrics could be a product of his subconscious, rather than being a meaningless fluke” (copy from Wikipedia)
With the inspiration from Ailsa and her worth visting blog
“Where’s my backpack?“
this is my version of the travel theme this week “Short“