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Gems wherever you look on Merseyside; William Leece looks at the latest Daily Post Flickr group pictures.

Byline: William Leece

JUST when you think the visual delights of Merseyside and the surrounding area have been exhausted, something new comes along to prove you wrong.

It will probably always be so.

As long as there are photographers and artists to record what they see around them, there will always be fresh eyes and new ways of recording.

Not all the finest subjects for photography are always available, of course. Say the words "Burne-Jones windows" in Liverpool, and most who know their pre-Raphaelites will look straight towards All Hallows Church in Allerton.

But there's more than just All Hallows, and a less well-known set is to be found at the Unitarian Church, in Ullet Road, a Grade I listed building but still best-known only to real enthusiasts of Liverpool's architectural heritage.

Ronramstew has captured the superb interior with its late Victorian windows, and should go a long way towards persuading visitors to drop by and appreciate what a feast there is to be found in suburban Liverpool.

*Still on the south side of the city is the new Dobbies Garden Centre, in Speke. It's a full-on commercial operation yet, in its own way, as much of a temple as the Unitarian church. It's a striking new landmark on the main road out of Liverpool to the South, and at night photographs superbly, as juliereynolds1956's image shows. views city post.

flickr-Over on the Wirral, the Marine Lake, at West Kirby, is a photographers' favourite.

Shertilatony has not so much taken a photograph there as used a photograph in the creation of an art work, the end result having the quality of a pen and ink drawing yet still being recognisable.

Taken on a Nikon DSLR and digitally processed with Photoshop CS5.

Croxteth Hall is one of the more familiar subjects on the outskirts of Liverpool, of course, and Kidderliverpool's picture would do credit to any collection of local souvenirs.

thousands more of the liver Meanwhile, the end of the year is approaching, and although this column has been doing its best to avoid the festive season, there comes a time, shortly after Remembrance Day, when it's no longer possible to ignore the outbreaks of Yuletide sprit.

uk/pictures/ group/ Omadawn1, Dawn Moorcroft, caught up with a splendidly bewhiskered Father Christmas at Sefton Meadows - half-moon spectacles are fashionable once again, so it's a distinctly trendy Santa Claus getting the season under way on these pages today.

* SEE thousands more unique views of the city by visiting liver pooldaily post.co.uk/videos-pictures/ flickr-group/

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Picture: OMADAWN1 I(DAWN MOORCROFT) Dobbies Garden Centre, in Speke Picture: JULIEREYNOLDS1956 Croxteth Hall Leaning into the wind The Burne-Jones windows at the Unitarian Church, in Ullet Road
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Nov 22, 2011
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