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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  737 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


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



A lot of metal work there .....


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


mrswoolybill Critique Team 9830 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1316 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.


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


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


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.


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


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


Quite historical, nice view.

IanFlindt  11740 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  8 Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2014 - 4:50 PM

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


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  1155 forum posts Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2014 - 9:17 AM

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


Always good to hear from you Jim.

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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