Monday 9 January 2012: Cranes
The sky was absolutely amazing around 4.30pm when I left work - golds, oranges and blues. I hope you'll forgive me for changing my photo once again (I think I'll download at night in future!). I drove like a maniac until I could stop somewhere open and photograph the skyline. The best happened to be right next to the cranes in Govan Shipyard. I usually watch them in the morning as I'm travelling from the Southside to the West End of Glasgow waiting to get into the Clyde Tunnel and have wanted to photograph them.
Govan holds a special place in my heart. I've interviewed lots of people in the area about health and their experience of illness (but they also talk a lot about their lives and the area they live in and what it means to them). Govan, at least to me as an outsider, still seems to have a very close-knit community. The shipyards feature strongly in the stories that many tell, particularly the men who have either worked there themselves or have had or family members who did (or still do).
Back to work today. Wasn't so bad. I won the University of Glasgow ballot for tickets to Grease (although I had initially thought it was for Greece so the person ringing with the news had a very enthusiastic response). I also got a lovely bunch of birthday flowers from a colleague. That certainly eased the pain :-). If you were back to work too hope it went well.