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Clyde Built...

By Scottishlandscapes  
...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.

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11 Nov 2013 7:41AM
That Longboat looks rather interesting...


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moiral 8 12 Scotland
11 Nov 2013 9:13AM
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 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2013 9:16AM
The song that I hear is the Song of the Clyde.
And the shipbuilding is safe, for the time being at least.
I doubt anything is safe these days north or south of the border.
viscostatic 11 36 5 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2013 9:34AM
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.

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2013 9:59AM
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 Plus
15 8 8 England
11 Nov 2013 12:13PM
Reminder of the past, Dougie.
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
11 Nov 2013 12:51PM
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 !!
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
11 Nov 2013 1:28PM
Everything changes but life goes on.
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
11 Nov 2013 1:29PM
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.
saltireblue Plus
8 8.0k 33 Norway
11 Nov 2013 2:35PM
Heavy industry on one bank and heavy housing on the other side. Neither very attractive, but the one a necessity, the other a mistake.

The flats look like something from East Germany years ago Malc.
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
11 Nov 2013 5:55PM
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 9 27 12 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2013 6:17PM
Richsr 11 91 223 England
11 Nov 2013 7:03PM
Some nice light picking out the boats, but like many other ports around the country no big ships.
well composed
MalcolmS Plus
12 1.2k 13 England
12 Nov 2013 10:59AM
The sky sets this off well Dougie

brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2013 9:58AM
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,
15 Nov 2013 10:06AM
That's very sad news indeed Johanna.
My heart goes out to you and yours my dear friend.


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