Thursday, 23 October 2014

Old Greenock Gates

These old Greenock gates have seen better days!

They show Greenock's coat of arms - you can read what the symbols mean here.

God Speed Greenock - a proud motto from Greenock's past as a leading trading port and shipbuilding town.

One side of the gates has weathered better than the other.  They are on a quiet street, not many people will have noticed them.

Hope one day these are taken away from the yard they open into, restored and given a much better home somewhere where they can be seen and appreciated by many more people.

Joining with Good Fences - come over and join us.

The Greenockian

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Lyle Kirk, Greenock

This is Lyle Kirk, Union Street in Greenock.  It was built in 1871 by architect John Starforth (1822-1898).

At that time it was called Trinity United Presbyterian Church, one of many which lined Greenock's Union Street in those days.  It became Ardgowan Parish Church following an amalgamation with another church and is now part of Greenock's Lyle Kirk.

I love the incredibly detailed carving in the tympanum - wonderful!

A beautiful building.

Joining with InSPIRED Sunday - come on over and see many other beautiful churches from all over the world.

The Greenockian

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Gourock From Lyle Hill

This photograph shows a view of Gourock taken from Lyle Hill.

The Greenockian