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Cranes of the River Clyde...

By Scottishlandscapes  
...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.

Tags: Scotland Glasgow Architecture Landscape and travel Lanarkshire

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andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2014 7:49AM
Belting comp dougie wonderful colours and reflections a stunner nice one Wink

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21 Jan 2014 8:07AM
Like great beasts frozen in time.
Evocative image, Dougie.

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2014 8:35AM
A lot of metal work there .....
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2014 9:18AM
"The times they are a-changing . . . "

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2014 9:21AM

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 10:48AM
A great industrial landscape Dougie, how times have changed. One of my pals was an apprentice welder at John Browns.
Regards, Brian J.
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
21 Jan 2014 11:11AM
Photographed these when we were in Glasgow 2 years back. The Finnieston is iconic Dougie.
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
21 Jan 2014 11:44AM
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 Plus
13 637 17
21 Jan 2014 11:48AM
The skyline will never look the same Dougie. We lost a lot of these in the North East of England.
Richsr 11 91 223 England
21 Jan 2014 1:30PM
The light bring out the construction of the these icons - well Dougie.
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
21 Jan 2014 2:53PM
Quite historical, nice view.
IanFlindt 13 740 21 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2014 4:05PM
Industrial ballet! Motionless dancers representing the end of what was once a global power industry.
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
21 Jan 2014 4:50PM
Fine old workhorses in their day Dougie,
but sadly no more !!
Good shot.
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2014 5:25PM
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 14 55 1 Scotland
22 Jan 2014 9:17AM
Iconic image, Dougie. (yes, I'm still around Wink )
Always good to hear from you Jim.
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2014 9:55PM
Soon, soon...
Nice how these cranes stand proud in the sunshine.
viscostatic 11 36 5 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2014 7:03PM
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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