My 2017 jetsetting adventures continued and I travelled to Liverpool, United Kingdom last week for an academic conference. Although it was a work trip, I did get some time to do some sightseeing in between sessions.


Liverpool is a maritime city in North West England, where the River Mersey meets the Irish Sea. Liverpool is the fifth largest metropolitan economy in the United Kingdom. Liverpool is known as a key trade migration port from the 18th to the early 20th centuries. The city is also known as the hometown of the The Beatles. Liverpool buildings are an architectural beauty. When I was touring the city I noticed that there were these interestingly shaped sculptures, all over the city, of an animal which was half lamb and half banana. I enquired about the animal and I was told that it is Liverpool’s official mascot and its called a SUPERLAMBANANA.

The official Superlambana is a bright yellow sculputure, intended to be a cross between a banana and a lamb, designed by Manhattan-based Japanese artist Taro Chiezo. The main sculpture stands in Tithebarn Street, outside Liverpool John Moores University (Avril Roberts Library/Learning Resources Centre), although you will find many mini Superlambanas spread out across the City of Liverpool.

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Here are my favourite highlights from my Liverpool adventure –


















Until next time




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