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I snapped this lighted figure down by the Albert Dock the other night. I'm somewhat confused as to whom it is supposed to be. Albert? Or perhaps King Neptune? Albert was a formative figure in British history. The more I read about him, the better I like him. And he was greatly loved by his wife, Queen Victoria. But since he was not king, would he be wearing a crown? 

 

 

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I'll vote for Neptune. The trident is probably the give away here. 

 

Did you know it is the Liverpool derby tomorrow - might be a good opportunity to photograph foorball fans before the game. I have heard tell that Liverpool is unusual in that fans of both Liverpool and Everton intermingle despite the rivalry. 

 

Oh and there is a bit of British (English) history being made as Amazon are getting their little paws on televising (streaming) the Premier League for the first time.

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Ah! Trident. Neptune. Got it. Thanks.

 

Football and Live News I shall leave to others. I'm still recovering from the Santa Dash on Sunday, where 5,000 Scouse speakers ran 5-kilometers around the city dressed in Santa suits. 

 

Edo, a quasi-Neptunian, but a fish out of water with European football

 

 

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1 minute ago, Ed Rooney said:

Edo, a quasi-Neptunian, but a fish out of water with European football

 

But, who knows, your lack of familiarity with the subject might produce some interesting pix...

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Hmmm... Doesn't King Neptune usually have a flowing beard, not a fancy French mustache?

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Nutcracker..??

 

https://tinyurl.com/qmlr3yz

 

Edit - nah.. on second thoughts I'd go with Neptune.  There is a sort of beard below the 'tash.

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3 hours ago, Vincent Lowe said:

Nutcracker..??

 

https://tinyurl.com/qmlr3yz

 

Edit - nah.. on second thoughts I'd go with Neptune.  There is a sort of beard below the 'tash.

 

Might also be King Neptune wearing a Guy Fawkes mask. 🕵️‍♂️

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Maybe King Neptune is popular in Liverpool because of the seafaring past, there is also a microbrewery Called Neptune Brewery, they have a brew called King of the Sea.

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I'll drink to that, Norm.

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Liverpool has a strong historical connection with Neptune. He appears on the city's coat of arms, and in the past was also featured on Liverpool FC's crest. The Epstein Theatre was originally called the Neptune Theatre to reflect this connection. I think you're on safe ground with this identification, Edo.

 

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