Monday, 13 April 2015

Dazzle Over the Mersey. . .

Taking the ferry over the Mersey is a must when you visit Liverpool and this ritual has just become a bit more colourful!

As part of the WWI centenary, the Mersey ferry Snowdrop has been painted to look like the dazzle ships of the First World War, camouflaged in these crazy, colourful patterns to trick German submarines when they tried to pinpoint the the ship's speed, direction and exact location.

The ferry was painted by Sir Peter Blake, appropriately enough the artist behind this iconic work:

There's also another dazzle ship in dry dock, commissioned by Tate Liverpool and designed by Carlos Cruz-Diez.

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