I did this illustration based on Liverpool a while ago. The pair of Liver birds watch over the city, thought to be a male and female (may have to do another version!) There are many stories about the pair, one being that the female looks out to sea, watching over the men at sea. Whilst the male watches the city, protecting the families of the men at sea. Other elements were included such as the tall ships that visit, and Antony Gormley's Another place which comprises of 100 iron man statues looking out to sea.