Friday, 6 July 2012

1150 GB - Liverpool Maritime Mercantile City (2004)

Brief Description

"Six areas in the historic centre and docklands of the maritime mercantile City of Liverpool bear witness to the development of one of the world’s major trading centres in the 18th and 19th centuries. Liverpool played an important role in the growth of the British Empire and became the major port for the mass movement of people, e.g. slaves and emigrants from northern Europe to America. Liverpool was a pioneer in the development of modern dock technology, transport systems and port management. The listed sites feature a great number of significant commercial, civic and public buildings, including St George’s Plateau."


"利物浦海上商城的历史中心分为6个区,见证了18世纪至19世纪世界主要贸易中心的发展历程。利物浦在英联邦的发展史上扮演着重要 角色,并成为运送大量人口的主要港口,例如从北欧向美洲运送奴隶和移民。利物浦是现代船舶技术、运输系统和港口管理发展的先驱。这些遗产以大量重要的商 业、民用和公用建筑而著称,包括圣乔治高原。"

Source UNESCO WH website
Courtesy of Bärbel from Liverpool, England 

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