High Places

Inchgreen Drydock Cranes II

Inchgreen is a large drydock in Port Glasgow, on the Firth of Clyde – built to handle the largest ships of the ’60s, it’s still owned by BAE Systems and used occasionally. There are three lovely big level-luffing cranes. I’ve climbed the Inchgreen cranes before, but I wasn’t entirely happy with the images I got shooting handheld, so kept meaning to go back.
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University Chapel

Back again to Glasgow Uni, and this time an attempt on the main part that’s eluded me – the roof of the chapel.

That’s the chapel in the middle of the above picture. Built in memory of those from the University who died in WWI, it was dedicated in 1929, and designed by Sir George Burnet to blend in with the Gothic main building. Continue reading

Temple Gasometers

Temple Gasworks was built in 1871 for the Partick, Hillhead and Maryhill Gas Company, and when Glasgow Corporation decided to centralise gas supply it was bought by the city in 1891. The rest of the gasworks, and the linked Dalsholm gasworks, are now gone, but these two lovely three-lift gasholders remain. They’ve not moved for years, but they’re still kept as backups. Continue reading