terça-feira, 2 de novembro de 2010

Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields

I'd been to Strawberry fields, but had never seen it all covered in snow.
It made a change to all of my other pictures =-)

And here's the very famous Penny lane

What used to be the bus shelter

The barber

segunda-feira, 1 de novembro de 2010

Gravesites: Brian Epstein and Julia Lennon

It took me nearly a whole day to find Brian's grave. I could not find the accurate info on the cemetery where he was buried.

So folks, for your future reference, Brian's grave can be found in the enclosed Jewish part of Everton Cemetery.
Brian Epstein
Everton Cemetery, Long Lane, Walton, Liverpool, Merseyside, L9 9AQ 
The grave is easy to spot at section A grave H12.

Julia Lennon (née Stanley)
 John's Mother

Julia's grave was easier to find. It is located in the lovely Allerton Cemetery.
 Allerton Cemetery, Woolton RoadLiverpool Merseyside L19 5NF
You can find the grave in the "CE (Church of England) 38-805 plot" 

The headstone reads: Mummy, John, Julia, Victoria and Jackie

Magical Mystery Tour Film Locations


Here are some Magical Mystery Tour places that I've visited in Cornwall (England) in September 2008.

Plymouth Hue (Plymouth, South England)
This picture was taken in September 1967, when the Beatles were filming MMT (the clothes they are wearing are the same ones the were on the movie)
There's a footage you can watch here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obbhYpG39O4&feature=related
And here's me, some 40 odd years later

The Atlantic Hotel, Dane Road, Newquay, Cornwall TR7 1EN
Telephone: 01637 872244 Fax: 01637 874108.

Not far from Plymouth, is the lovely Atlantic Hotel in Newquay, where the Beatles stayed for 3 nights whilst filming Magical Mystery Tour. 

At the back of the hotel (facing the sea) you will find  
The Huers Hut 

On the Hut's floor, I found this very interesting plaque (note the word Semolina and Hubba Hubba). Could this have influenced John for the lyrics of I'm the Walrus? Which was released months later?

Just yards away from the hut, you will see the steps where the beatles stood for some promo pics

Also in Newquay, theres is commemorative site to the Magical Mystery Tour
The inscription reads : "To commemorate THE BEATLES Visit to NEWQUAY from The 12th to 15th September 1967. Location scenes were filmed in and around this resort for the group's 'MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR'

Watergate Bay, Cornwall 

This is where Mr Bloodvessel danced with Aunt Jessie