Govan Graving Docks and the Waterfront

A series of images of Govan Graving Docks and the waterfront from Pacific Quay in Glasgow, Scotland.

These images are available to licence or purchase as prints from Dunmaglas Photography.

The series was done primarily in black and white as a way to draw attention to the form of the site and help convey the sombre, neglected feel of the place without the distraction of colours. The life has gone out of these once thriving docks, that once accommodated the largest ships in the world, and were surrounded by busy shipyards and other docks right along the river – all but one or two of which have vanished, replaced by modern developments. A sad yet fascinating sight, the place feels frozen-in-time as a relic of a bygone industry and the idea was to somehow convey that in the photography.
In fact until recently most of the quays were covered with trees that have only very recently been cleared and it is only now that the entire site and the pump house building are clear to see. There used to be several buildings around these docks but all have been demolished except for the listed pump house.
Govan Graving Docks was an operational dry dock complex up until the late 1980s.
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Capstan and derelict pump house at Govan Graving Docks in Glasgow, Scotland  - derelict sites stock images and prints from Dunmaglas Photography

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Capstan and derelict pump house at Govan Graving Docks in Glasgow, Scotland

Capstan at Govan Graving Docks in Glasgow, Scotland - derelict sites stock photographs and prints from Dunmaglas Photography

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Derelict pump house at Govan Graving Docks in Glasgow, Scotland - derelict sites stock images and prints from Dunmaglas Photography

Derelict pump house at Govan Graving Docks in Glasgow, Scotland

Derelict pump house at Govan Graving Docks in Glasgow, Scotland - derelict sites stock photos and prints from Dunmaglas Photography

Derelict pump house at Govan Graving Docks in Glasgow, Scotland

Derelict pump house at Govan Graving Docks in Glasgow, Scotland - derelict sites stock photographs and prints from Dunmaglas Photography

Derelict pump house at Govan Graving Docks in Glasgow, Scotland

Shaft in the floor of the derelict pump house building at Govan Graving Docks in Glasgow, Scotland - derelict sites stock images and prints from Dunmaglas Photography

Shaft in the floor of the derelict pump house building at Govan Graving Docks in Glasgow, Scotland

Derelict pump house building at Govan Graving Docks in Glasgow, Scotland - derelict site stock photos and prints from Dunmaglas Photography

Derelict pump house building at Govan Graving Docks in Glasgow, Scotland

Dry dock caisson gate at Govan Graving Docks in Glasgow, Scotland - derelict sites stock photographs and prints from Dunmaglas Photography

Dry dock caisson gate at Govan Graving Docks in Glasgow, Scotland

Dry dock caisson gate at Govan Graving Docks in Glasgow, Scotland - derelict sites stock images and prints from Dunmaglas photography

Dry dock caisson gate at Govan Graving Docks in Glasgow, Scotland

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Quay at Govan Graving Docks in Glasgow, Scotland. Tower at Glasgow Science Centre in the background.

Quay at Govan Graving Docks in Glasgow, Scotland - derelict sites stock photographs and prints from Dunmaglas Photography

Quay at Govan Graving Docks in Glasgow, Scotland. Tower at Glasgow Science Centre in the background

Quay at Govan Graving Docks in Glasgow, Scotland - derelict sites stock images and prints from Dunmaglas Photography

Quay at Govan Graving Docks in Glasgow, Scotland

Derelict pump house building and quay at Govan Graving Docks in Glasgow, Scotland - derelict sites stock photos and prints from Dunmaglas Photography

Derelict pump house building and quay at Govan Graving Docks in Glasgow, Scotland

Derelict pump house building and lamp posts on the quay at Govan Graving Docks in Glasgow, Scotland  - derelict sites stock photographs and prints from Dunmaglas Photography

Derelict pump house building and lamp posts on the quay at Govan Graving Docks in Glasgow, Scotland

Derelict pump house building and lamp post on the quay at Govan Graving Docks in Glasgow, Scotland - derelict sites stock images and prints from Dunmaglas Photography

Derelict pump house building and lamp post on the quay at Govan Graving Docks in Glasgow, Scotland

Derelict pump house building and lamp post on the quay at Govan Graving Docks in Glasgow, Scotland - derelict sites stock images and prints from Dunmaglas Photography

Derelict pump house building and lamp post on the quay at Govan Graving Docks in Glasgow, Scotland

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