Urban & Architecture Photography


Great Glasgow photography locations: Govan Graving Docks

Closed in 1988, Govan's Graving Docks are well worth checking out.  The area itself is huge and you could easily spend an entire day photographing the rusting shipbuilding remnants, decaying woodwork, and vast open docks basins.  Because of this the area is full of potential hazards so anyone who decides to visit should be very careful when walking around, it would be all too easy injury oneself.  I personally did not walk over any wooden areas for fear of collapse.  The docks decaying look provide a lovely contrast when photographing Glasgow's more modern buildings; views of Glasgow’s Science Centre, Museum of Transport are easily gettable.

View from Govan Graving Docks, Glasgow

If you want to find out more about the Govan Graving Docks and the work being to done to preserve them check out here and here.