Those classy buildings in Liverpool. There are three really impressive ones at the harbour that made me feel like being in 'The Man in the High Castle'. 'The Three Graces', as the Scousers apparently like to call them.
In this photo you can see one of the buildings on the left. The other one with the reflection is something different, fitting to the modern applications surrounding the Museum of Liverpool.
When I was taking photos in that area an old man approached me and started talking about Liverpool and providing all kinds of insights and tips. He suggested I should take a photo of that reflection, on a good day and from the proper angle it was possible to capture a reflection of all the three Graces. Now, I failed to succeed accordingly. This one is the best result I got.
But more fascinating to me was the experience of being addressed out of the blue by a stranger. In fact: It happened three times in Liverpool in only one day. And several other times when being somewhere in the UK. No quick, trivial encounters. But targeted approaches resulting in full conversations lasting for at least 15-20 minutes each.
Why do I tell you that, why do I think it is relevant? Well, I'm from Germany. Need I say more?
It is just extremely unusual for a German to get addressed by strangers, let alone in a very polite manner. Yes, it might freak out a German, but there are people in the world who just like to chat with other people that appear nice. Try to do that in Germany. Or better don't! People might think you're a lunatic...
No, honestly. It strikes me over and over again when being abroad to see how open-minded and friendly people are outside Germany. A cultural shock in the most positive way you can think of!😃😁