Supreme Nature 52 – Week 4

View down the River Clyde from Pacific Quay in Glasgow, Scotland

View down the River Clyde from Pacific Quay in Glasgow, Scotland

This weeks image presents a confluence of the concepts this project aims to capture and convey. On the left we see the skyline-dominating cranes of Govan shipyard, the only remaining working shipyard on the upper Clyde where at the height of shipbuilding, many yards lined the river. Alas now this shipyard remains a solitary vestige of one of the world’s most famous centres of heavy industry that made Glasgow into the city it is. In the foreground long-abandoned wharves and dry docks have crumbled and been completely overgrown with trees, while the disappearance of industry has left behind a much cleaner river.

On the right modern apartment buildings overlook the river where a large grain store one stood. The tall ship “Glenlee”, once dilapidated and left to rot, now restored to her former glory sits berthed as a museum exhibit at the waterfront.

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