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St. George's Hall, Liverpool

By Merseyblue
A rare sight. Apart from the great architecture and impressive organ, this building hides a treasure.

Amongst the world’s finest examples of an encaustic tiled floor, the handcrafted mosaic of more than 30,000 tiles were concealed by wooden flooring in the 1860s to allow dancing and events at the prestigious venue.

The tiled flooring shows the Liver Birds, the Roman god Neptune, sea nymphs, dolphins and tridents in what was the largest Minton pavement in the world when first constructed.

The wooden floor was lifted in April 2017 for inspection, cleaning and some repairs. The public were only allowed to see the original flooring for a few days. The last time I saw this floor was in 1982.



Tags: Liverpool Architecture Mosaic tiles Organ pipes Minton floor Architecture and buildings

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Don20 5 5 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2018 12:03PM
We have seen the floor. You have a lovely shot of it.

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