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...the Clyde is famous for shipbuilding warships, great Cunard liners which won the Blue Ribbon for the crossing to New York, and smaller fishing boats, ferries and all kinds of boats and ships over many decades.
The three cranes on the left are being removed but the Titan crane one of two, you can see the John Brown's crane to the right the other one is at Finnieston up the river, they were used in WW11 to load locomotives and tanks for the effort across the globe.

V2 is for Barbara, Angus Og was a cartoon character in the Scottish Daily Record many years agoI knew the artist a lovely man a school teacher and a "teuchter" from the islands like Angus.

Camera:Sony Alpha 7R
Lens:Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 2/25mm ZE
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Cranes of the River Clyde...
Username:Scottishlandscapes Scottishlandscapes
Uploaded:21 Jan 2014 - 7:39 AM
Tags:Architecture, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Landscape / travel, Scotland
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andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2014 - 7:49 AM

Belting comp dougie wonderful colours and reflections a stunner nice one Wink

whatriveristhis e2 Member 167 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England79 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2014 - 8:07 AM

Like great beasts frozen in time.
Evocative image, Dougie.


barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2014 - 8:35 AM

A lot of metal work there .....

woolybill1 e2 Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2014 - 9:18 AM

"The times they are a-changing . . . "


mrswoolybill Critique Team 8526 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1091 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2014 - 9:21 AM

Quote: Like great beasts frozen in time.

Just what I was thinking. Dinosaurs in a theme park. Stuck in Limbo with the world changing around them.

21 Jan 2014 - 10:48 AM

A great industrial landscape Dougie, how times have changed. One of my pals was an apprentice welder at John Browns.
Regards, Brian J.

rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2014 - 11:11 AM

Photographed these when we were in Glasgow 2 years back. The Finnieston is iconic Dougie.

RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2014 - 11:44 AM

A sign of the times, with the riverside gradually losing all the features that marked it's industrial heritage: I have similar images to this, taken from outside the new Riverside Museum but in the evening and where the cranes are silhouetted against the setting day.

danbrann e2 Member 10495 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2014 - 11:48 AM

The skyline will never look the same Dougie. We lost a lot of these in the North East of England.

Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England211 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2014 - 1:30 PM

The light bring out the construction of the these icons - well Dougie.

nonur e2 Member 6nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2014 - 2:53 PM

Quite historical, nice view.

IanFlindt  10739 forum posts United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2014 - 4:05 PM

Industrial ballet! Motionless dancers representing the end of what was once a global power industry.

mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2014 - 4:50 PM

Fine old workhorses in their day Dougie,
but sadly no more !!
Good shot.

AnnChown e2 Member 5192 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2014 - 5:25 PM

I hope they keep them as they have in parts of the old dicks in London. I like to see them silhouetted against the sky.

old timer
old timer  1055 forum posts Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2014 - 9:17 AM

Iconic image, Dougie. (yes, I'm still around Wink )

Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2014 - 9:20 AM

Always good to hear from you Jim.

brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2014 - 9:55 PM

Soon, soon...
Nice how these cranes stand proud in the sunshine.

1 Feb 2014 - 7:03 PM

How Glasgow has changed Dougie, and is still changing. I often wish I had used my camera more on the few occasions when I was there in the 60s and 70s. I am there more often now to visit my daughter who lives there. Although the old industries have almost gone it is still a very busy and vibrant city.


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