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Old 11-24-2011, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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There was a pretty interesting documentary on shipping containers on BBC the other month. It focused on how the vast amount of shipping traffic moved from Places like London (and liverpool) to Harwich/Felixstowe

I got the feeling that if places like Liverpool spent money on actually accomodating modern shipping needs instead of spending it on more bloody shopping malls they might still have some good jobs.
There are plenty of jobs in Liverpool. Like most northern major cities it has moved away from its industrial past and now caters mostly in finance/business.

 
Old 11-24-2011, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Yeh, we got the whole, Liverpool is aesthetically OK thing and has nice shiny towerblocks. Pity there's no workers to fill them and they were only built to cater for easy money speculators who have no interest in the city other than selling on to other speculators.

35% of city centre flats are empty
icLiverpool - 35% of city centre flats are empty
this was in 2007. here in Leeds we had a similar problem, many modern flats were empty but now City Centre flats have a 98% occupancy rate.
 
Old 11-24-2011, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Out West
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One question: What the heck is a "scouser"?
 
Old 11-24-2011, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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A resident/native of Liverpool and the surrounding area.
 
Old 11-25-2011, 01:18 AM
 
Location: The cupboard under the sink
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One question: What the heck is a "scouser"?
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A resident/native of Liverpool and the surrounding area.

Just this.
Scouse is a food dish, normally made with lamb, mutton, or beef, and vegetables.
The easiest way to describe it is that it's a stew.

It's quite similar to Norwegian Lapskaus and Fårikål, but probbaly more like Lapskaus.
It's thought that's because it may have been started by Scandinavian sailors visiting the ports.

It began to be associated particularly with the area, and became a nickname.
And FWIW, it's very tasty !!
 
Old 11-25-2011, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Mammoth Lakes, CA
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I'm an American and I love Liverpool! I don't think it's that dirty and not dangerous at all.

If I wasn't a Beatles fanatic, I wouldn't care for it, but for what it is, I love it!
 
Old 11-25-2011, 10:49 AM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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The op is a bit extreme, but I did have similar feelings when living in Sheffield years ago, and I am not even from sunny Australia. I simply hated it there.
I guess it has a lot to do with where one comes from and what one is used to. Brits themselves might not even realize how gloomy many of their cities might appear to foreigners because they are used to them, same also goes for Americans by the way.
 
Old 11-25-2011, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Sheffield is grim, it got bombed to oblivion in WW2.

I don't think it's fair to call British cities gloomy though.







Rule Britannia!
 
Old 11-25-2011, 12:24 PM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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From a distance at night, with all the lights on, almost any big city looks nice

There are pleasant cities in Britain, though. Gloucester, Worcester or Plymouth for instance. And a number of smaller cities with half-timbered houses.
Among the big ones Birmingham and Leeds are also not bad, Leeds in particular has improved a lot afaik.
 
Old 11-25-2011, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Yorkshire, England
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Sheffield is grim, it got bombed to oblivion in WW2.

I don't think it's fair to call British cities gloomy though.

Rule Britannia!
You've said yourself you haven't done much travelling - every time I've been anywhere in Germanic/Nordic countries I notice how much cleaner, better kept and more colourful cities are over there and how much nicer most of the architecture is, such as in these street scenes (not in Disneyfied tourist traps, I might add, but ordinary provincial cities):
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