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...from small boats to large ships, housing along the riverside has changed the skyline where it used to be full of ships from around the world and steamers carrying passengers "Doon the water" on holidays to Clyde resorts, Rothesay and Dunoon.
An old Finnieston Ferry lies close to a Celtic Longboat in the basin beside the Riverside Museum.

Camera:Sigma DP2 Merrill
Lens:Sigma 30mm f/2.8
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Clyde Built...
Username:Scottishlandscapes Scottishlandscapes
Uploaded:11 Nov 2013 - 6:46 AM
Tags:Glasgow, Photo journalism, River clyde, Scotland
Votes:Voting Disabled

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whatriveristhis
whatriveristhis e2 Member 167 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England79 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2013 - 7:41 AM

That Longboat looks rather interesting...


Alan

moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
11 Nov 2013 - 9:13 AM

Is change always best ...... not sure when lousy big tower blocks spoil views.
My granda used to take me across the river in the ferry at Govan - just for the wee sail Grin. Moira

woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2013 - 9:16 AM

The song that I hear is the Song of the Clyde.
And the shipbuilding is safe, for the time being at least.
Regards
Bill

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2013 - 9:23 AM

I doubt anything is safe these days north or south of the border.

viscostatic
11 Nov 2013 - 9:34 AM

Yes Dougie how the Clyde has changed over the years. For the better perhaps in some ways. Many look back on the days when the shipyards and docks were there with fond memories but even then there were long periods of unemployment and dreadful housing conditions. I often think the changes in Glasgow could have been better managed though.

Phil.

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43678 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2013 - 9:59 AM

An interesting and very well composed and captured image Dougie. How things have changed during the history of this once thriving Ship Building River...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2013 - 12:13 PM

Reminder of the past, Dougie.
Ron

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2013 - 12:51 PM

I recall the Henry Robb shipyard in Leith Dougie.
At one time the biggest employer in Edinburgh.
At finishing time they had to stagger the times by 10 minutes,
for safety reasons for the number of workers pouring out the gate !!
Mick.

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2013 - 1:28 PM

Everything changes but life goes on.

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2013 - 1:29 PM

I know this spot so well, Dougie, and have taken many an image contra jour at the end of day from here: good detail here with that interesting variety of boats.
As others have mentioned, the ship building on the Clyde is a shadow of it's former self, and with the uncertainty about our national future, I feel any residual yards could well be further threatened.
We will need to wait and see and hope.
R.

saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 44297 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway26 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2013 - 2:35 PM

Heavy industry on one bank and heavy housing on the other side. Neither very attractive, but the one a necessity, the other a mistake.

Malc

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2013 - 2:44 PM

The flats look like something from East Germany years ago Malc.

danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10495 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2013 - 5:55 PM

The flats do have the look you describe Dougie but what cracking views some of the residents will have. You have chosen your view point well.

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2013 - 6:17 PM

GOSH ... SO MUCH TO SEE IN THIS IMAGE...

Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England211 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2013 - 7:03 PM

Some nice light picking out the boats, but like many other ports around the country no big ships.
well composed
R.

MalcolmS
MalcolmS e2 Member 91107 forum postsMalcolmS vcard England13 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2013 - 10:59 AM

The sky sets this off well Dougie

Malcolm

brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Nov 2013 - 9:58 AM

New and old, living and industry, dark clouds and lovely shine on the water - full of contrast, great image.
My mum died suddenly and unexpected last week, so all my plans to be back here soon, are postponed.
Hope you're ok,
Johanna

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
15 Nov 2013 - 10:06 AM

That's very sad news indeed Johanna.
My heart goes out to you and yours my dear friend.

Dougie

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