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Fading hulks against the grey,
silent to the passing of time,
lost to memories of dirt and grit,
a time, when they were king.

A silent pair of cranes stand proud against the rain in Salford, near Manchester. Once these quays were the life blood of commerce, now the industry and homes have all long gone. Destroyed by bomb and a changing world.
This is now a major redevelopment area in Manchester, a place of light industry, retail and office, placing cultural centres and hotels here to bring a new generation to this area.

Yet the tramlines and cranes echo from history.

Converted into black and white and best viewed large.

Shot on an Olympus E30.

Featured by the kind hosts of the Street Photography and Photojournalism

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black white, canal, cranes, history, industry, quays, rain, salford, urban, clickinhistory

Comments

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKalmost 4 years ago

    Awesome capture. Great dark tones.

  • Thank you Don, well it was Salford, but it was summer, so the rain was warm at least

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  • Cervantes
    Cervantesalmost 4 years ago

    A great atmospheric shot this…:)

  • Thank you Cervantes

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  • Dara Hurt
    Dara Hurtalmost 4 years ago

    It’s amazing how quickly “state of the art” becomes obsolete…Well done Richard!

  • well when you compare these to the state of the art ones in docks now, the theory does not change, just the packaging ;) Thanks Dar

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  • Dara Hurt
    Dara Hurtalmost 4 years ago

    SMILE Right enough!!

  • See cities do have some good points ;)

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  • Dara Hurt
    Dara Hurtalmost 4 years ago

    HA! I KNEW you’d say that!!! GRIN

  • go on admit it, you are tempted by a visit to a city now ;)

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  • Maxoperandi
    Maxoperandialmost 4 years ago

    Fading hulks against the grey, silent to the passing of time: Great words and a great image!

  • Thanks Max, the weather and place do tend to weigh on the grey side lol, but great light in those mills ;) have my brother location scouting in Cheadle

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  • Dara Hurt
    Dara Hurtalmost 4 years ago

    Curiously enough, be on the lookout for photos from Portland after next weekend!

  • LOL drawn to the bright lights at last ;)

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  • BigCatPhotos
    BigCatPhotosalmost 4 years ago

    Just wonderful tones and shades – fabulous.

  • Thank you BCP

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  • Kylie  Sheahen
    Kylie Sheahenalmost 4 years ago

    Fantastic capture, Great tones! :))

  • Thank you Kylie :)

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  • Jadon
    Jadonalmost 4 years ago

    Excellent shot..Great write ups too..

  • Thanks Jason

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