Albion House- AKA Corn Beef Castle

sternchallis
21st May 2016, 14:35
Was once the offices of White Star Line - 30 James St. Liverpool, but became the shipping offices of Blue Star Ship Management in the 1970's.
You can see how it got its nickname from the architecture and BSL's importing of beef including Fray Bentos Corned Beef from Argentina in their heyday.
Now it is a Hotel. The bar is on the top floor with prices to match.
Various bits from ships displayed including a steam governor balancing on a beam above your head, two boiler fronts from the buildings original heating system (somewhat misguided there).
The entrance off the street has mosaics of South America devoid of 2nd Mates scribblings.

trotterdotpom
22nd May 2016, 10:59
Looks like Old Scotland Yard. Didn't they announce the loss of Titanic from one of those balconies? Last time I saw it, the building looked a bit derelict. Glad to hear it's being taken care of.
John T

Gulpers
22nd May 2016, 11:52
Each to their own I suppose but, to me, that building looks hideous. [=P]

Baz1uk
22nd May 2016, 12:22
India Buildings is certainly more impressive, indeed as is the Cunard Building on the Pier Head.