Liverpool Resurgent: A Symbol of Rebirth and Unity

Perched high above the bustling streets of Liverpool stands a sentinel of history, resilience, and artistic expression. "Liverpool Resurgent," as it is officially known. Crafted by the skilled hands of renowned sculptor Sir Jacob Epstein, the statue was commissioned in the aftermath of World War II to commemorate the city's resilience and its role in rebuilding a brighter future. 

Statue above the former Lewis Department Store in Liverpool

Epstein's creation is a bronze masterpiece that defies convention. A naked figure, standing proudly at the prow of a ship, gazes forward with unwavering determination. His left arm stretched out and right arm raised, evoking a sense of triumphant hope and unity.

While the statue officially bears the name "Liverpool Resurgent," it has affectionately been nicknamed "Dickie Lewis's" by locals. Long before the age of mobile phones and social media, countless young couples agreed to "meet under Dickie Lewis's" before embarking on their adventures in the city. The statue's magnetic presence and iconic status in the city's folklore make it a timeless symbol of love, connection, and shared experiences.

As an iconic landmark, "Liverpool Resurgent" is a testament to the city's unwavering character and rich heritage. It serves as a symbol of unity, resilience, and the timeless power of public art to inspire and connect communities.

Location: Lime St, Liverpool L3 5SB, England.

Jurgen Huibers
Jurgen Huibers

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