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Long ago.......

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 8 May 2014 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

.......they repaired ships here.

This is all that remains of the T.D.E. (Tyne Dock Engineering) dry dock on the River Tyne in South Shields. Its direction handily points to the past and the bustling commerce and trade continuing at the Port of Tyne at Tyne Dock in the distance.

Some time in the not too distant future this plot of land will be redeveleoped.

I finished this one in Topaz Adjust.

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PATRICK from miramas, France

excellente compo

8 May 2014 5:29am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Even the echoes are fading away . . I see from somewhere the company was founded in 1889 . . .

8 May 2014 6:44am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Superbly captured image showing the fading history of the area

8 May 2014 7:08am

PascalXLD from Rennes, France

Superbe vue industrielle

Bonne journée

8 May 2014 7:45am

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(Old West Wales Boy), Germany

Scenes like this always make me a Little sad.To think of all the blood,sweat,tears and pride that went into building ships here (my Grandfather was also a ship builder) and it all just gets forgotton.I bet the ghosts of many a soul still wander here wondering what happened to the way they lived.
I hope that whatever happens to this site in the future some sort of Memorial is built to remember those hard working men (and women) who built there lives around and for shipyards like this.
A cracking image Curly of an industry that is being lost in history.

8 May 2014 10:54am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautiful low angle shot Curly to capture the impressive size of the dry dock! Well done! ;-)

8 May 2014 2:06pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Fabulous image with a lot of history. I really like the low angle. The clouds are gorgeous!

8 May 2014 6:27pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

interesting composition and processing!

9 May 2014 2:14am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice processing and nice perspective

11 May 2014 12:22pm

1/850 second
ISO 100
5 mm