The Present Past




We move about in modern cities, thrown back in our seats by the G force of accelerating change. ┬áNew buildings, new ideas, new possibilities. But around us also lie the neglected traces of previous eras, previous ways of life. In the coastal area lining the River Clyde, that means shipbuidling – still very much alive in the memories of those who worked in the many shipyards up and down the river. With few exceptions the yards are now gone, but their unmistakable traces are everywhere. Above a dry dock at Govan in Glasgow. Below a warehouse near the docks in Greenock.


And another from Greenock taken near the old dry dock, now next to a large call centre.



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