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Sunday, 5 February 2012

The Old And The New


Today we went for a stroll along the River Clyde. Once famous as a shipbuilding area, where the QE2 and the Royal Yacht Britannia were built. Alas that has all gone now. Instead new buildings are springing up and the area is being publicised for recreation and entertainment. There are still remnants of the former industry dotted about, like this giant crane that was built in the 1930s. There is another one further down the river called the Titan that has opened as a tourist attraction. Where you can climb 150 feet up to the top and look across the city. Alas we didn't have time to go and see it. Maybe on our next visit.

The other shape you can see is the Clyde Arc Bridge, that was opened six years ago. I think there's quite a good juxtaposition between the old and the new and straight lines and curves. Both feats of engineering and both parts of the history of the river.