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Default Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, April 2010 - 08-05-2010, 22:05

History from wikipedia..
The Walker Art Gallery was designed by local architects Cornelius Sherlock and H.H. Vale it opened in 1877, it is named for its founding benefactor, Sir Andrew Barclay Walker (1824-1893), a former mayor of Liverpool and wealthy brewer born in Ayrshire who expanded the family business to England and moved to live in Gateacre.

In 1986, the gallery achieved national status, as part of the National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside.

The Walker Art Gallery is located on William Brown Street (the only street in the UK to consist of nothing other than Museums, Galleries and Libraries) in a neo-Classical building.
Statue of Raphael on the left side of the entrance

It houses a collection including Italian and Netherlandish paintings from 13001550, European art from 15501900 including works by Rembrandt, Poussin and Degas, 18th and 19th century British art, including a major collection of Victorian painting and many Pre-Raphaelite works, a wide collection of prints, drawings and watercolours, 20th century works by artists such as Lucian Freud, David Hockney and Gilbert and George and a major sculpture collection.
Front of the museum

The Gallery holds the John Moores Painting Prize every second year, with a regular programme of temporary exhibitions which has recently included Rossetti, Holbein's Henry VIII and Heath Robinson. In 2004, it staged The Stuckists Punk Victorian, the first national museum exhibition of the Stuckist art movement. The Gallery also takes part in the Liverpool Biennial.

The neighbouring area includes the William Brown Library, World Museum Liverpool, St. George's Hall, Wellington's Column, Lime Street Station and the entrance to the Queensway Tunnel. The other major art gallery in Liverpool is Tate Liverpool, at the Albert Dock, which houses modern art.
After spotting access not long ago, I knew this roof had to be topped.
Knew there was a high chance of getting caught, and if we did get caught we would be pretty f**ked (with all the priceless work inside, we would definately look like theives).
Turns out security didnt catch us Had we been there to steal some artwork, I reckon it wouldnt have been very hard..

Everyone who knows the gallery, knows this statue im sure. I doubt anyones been this close though Would have gone around the front, but with all the lights we would have stood out too much.

The roof had walkways all around, making getting about very easy once up.

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Various liverpool landmarks

Looking out of the city

Radio City again, with Beetham Tower West visible to the right

Security hut

Radio City, again!

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Default 09-05-2010, 09:50

Very good, tested the security here last year , they have a klaxon they sound if they spot you rather than than giving chase straight away.
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Default 09-05-2010, 11:54

Very nice man!
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Default 09-05-2010, 14:39

Nice work!

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Default 10-05-2010, 02:13

Great work!
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Default 10-05-2010, 08:52

Very nice, you're producing some excellent stuff Agour.

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Default 07-10-2010, 01:54

Great shots

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