When I was in Liverpool I came across this old shopfront near my hotel. I loved the ghost sign, and doing a little online research I found that this was a music store called the Top Hat Record Bar. You can see old pics from its heyday here and here.
Apparently the sign was uncovered in 2009 or so, after having been concealed behind newer signage for years.
Musicians like Lonnie Donegan and Frankie Vaughan made appearances there. Another smidgin of Liverpool's storied musical history!
My last French class of the term went well yesterday, and I am weirdly conflicted about whether to continue. After a year of study, I would love to have my Saturday mornings back, and I could do without the homework. It wouldn't be bad to save the money, either, I suppose.
But I still have plenty of room for improvement, and there's a camaraderie in my class that I hate to give up. We were all going to go to lunch yesterday to celebrate the end of the term, but we wound up canceling because several classmates couldn't be there. C'est dommage.
(Actually it was fine with me. I went walking and the day was beautiful and photography called!)