Hidden faces on Liverpool’s buildings you may have missed


You’ve seen them before on the internet; a toilet cistern that looks like a face smiling back at you, or a tin opener that looks like it’s just been told by the police that it’s lost its entire family in a tragic motorway pile-up.

Yes, there seem to be hidden faces here, there and everywhere! But did you know that, if you look closely enough, you can see some grinning and smiling away on some of Liverpool’s most prominent buildings and landmarks? Faces such as:

Barack Obama on Primark’s outer wall

Primark on Liverpool's Church Street is always so busyIt’s easy to miss this one; Primark on Church Street is always so busy, so you may not have managed to have notice a scratch on the front of Primark (close to the corner joining Church Alley) that looks amazingly like 44th President of the United States of America, Barack Obama!

If you squint, too, you may also be able to make out the Commander in Chief sat alongside his national security team in the White House’s Situation Room, awaiting news on the status of Operation Neptune Spear and whether their bid to brutally assassinate Osama Bin Laden and capture his hard drive full of hentai has been a success.

Barack Obama on Liverpool Primark's outer wallDermot Murnaghan on the Victoria Monument

Victoria Monument, LiverpoolThe Victoria Monument has seen various groups of youths hanging around it for yonks, with the statue being victim to bits of graffiti here and there over the years. Peer closely at the base of the statue though, where some natural weathering has occurred by the letter R, and you’ll be able to make out the visage of popular newsreader Dermot Murnaghan (if you use a bit of creative licence).

Not the Dermot Murnaghan of today, though; rather, the hidden face we see is of Dermot on ITV, reporting in the early hours of 31 August 1997, looking shocked and crestfallen as he announces the death of HRH Princess Diana, stunning a nation just waking up to enjoy a lazy Sunday morning.

Dermot Murnaghan on the Victoria MonumentRose West on the front door of Yo! Sushi

Yo Sushi, LiverpoolWhat’s this on the front door of Yo! Sushi in Liverpool One? To the untrained eye, it may look like nothing more than a small, insignificant scratch. Put your face up really close though and squint really hard and you can kind of make out the chilling silhouette of notorious serial killer Rose West.

Rose, like her infamous police mugshot, looks unrepentant on the front window as several plates of sushi trundle by in the background, with her chilling gaze showing zero remorse for her vicious crimes, peering over toward the freedom of Chavasse Park as Mr. Justice Mantell sentences her to life imprisonment.

Rose West on the front door of Yo! Sushi, Liverpool

John Meadowcroft

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