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Warehouse buildings (restored in the 1980s) line the waterfront of the historic dockland district of the ancient city of Gloucester (pronounced ‘gloster’, Gloucestershire, England).
The city, situated on the River Severn was founded by the Romans in the 1st century AD and was the UK’s most inland shipping port, vital for the transfer of goods and raw materials to and from Britain’s once booming manufacturing heartland.
The Gloucester and Sharpness canal links the city to the Severn estuary and allowed larger vessels to reach the docks.
This shot shows canal barges moored in the Victoria Basin Marina.
The city’s cathedral can be seen top left.
Date: 20th February 2013.