Shipyard buildings

January 5, 2009 at 17:50 | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Shipyard buildings

Many of the Victorian yard buildings are extremely attractive, especially now that the years of grime have been cleaned off them to reveal the local sandstone underneath. It’s to be hoped that this distinctive architecture will be respected as Barrow tries to reinvent itself. An awful lot of it has already gone.

That grime came from Barrow’s long years as an iron and steel town. Once it was filthy, but now the air is refreshingly clean (except when the freezing fog rolls in as it did a week ago, and asthmatics like me suffer from the traffic fumes in the temperature inversion.) Of course, one day I’ll finally have the Nikoff with me at the moment when the Roosecote Gas Terminal is spouting the distinctive orange fumes of nitrogen dioxide…



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  1. I love the brickwork design.

  2. The colour and the design shown off by the clean air. Fine it it is too and very nostalgic.

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