Monday, 9 December 2013

Neglected Past

In a pedestrian underpass leading to a car park under a busy traffic roundabout imaginatively named the "Bullring" in Greenock is an amazing mural.

 
It is made up of tiles depicting paddle steamers and turbine steam ships from the time when the River Clyde was as busy as the roads above the underpass are now.

 
The underpass is not in a main pedestrian area, so only those using the car park really get to see them.  Many of the tiles are becoming chipped and cracked.


 
Wouldn't it be great if they could be moved to a place where they could be better appreciated by locals and the many cruise ship visitors who come to our town.
 
 
Joining with Monday Mural.
 
The Greenockian

7 comments:

  1. Good place for murals but I do agree would be better where people could appreciate them

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  2. Nice ones. I have the feeling that they deserve a better place. Thanks for showing.

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  3. O what a super piece of history - your photographs will help to preserve it even it does eventuality suffer the ravages of neglect

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  4. These should be more prominently displayed, I think.

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  5. Agreed, these are interesting tile murals but it's a pity they are placed in such a dark place. When they're tucked away like this, it almost invites vandalism. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

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  6. I am taking a break from my sewing Christmas presents to visit my blogger pals. This post tells us all to look around us so we do not miss anything. These are wonderful and such a shame they are hidden away from easy viewing.

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