Friday, 2 August 2013

Gloucester Docks

Recently visited Gloucester Docks, and here are some of the photos I took, which as usual are available to purchase in a variety of formats through Fine Art America or Photo4Me. (for details of prints available, see my home page, and click for greeting cards or i-phone cases.

Canvas print for sale of Gloucester Docks
Paddle Steamer in Gloucester Docks
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Canvas print for sale of Gloucester Docks
Warehouses in Gloucester Docks
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 The historic Victorian docks in Gloucester are a unique and inspiring destination, described by Charles Dickens himself as ‘extraordinary’, and granted port status by Queen Elizabeth I in 1580, Gloucester is the most inland port in Britain, and the docks are dominated by towering Victorian warehouses which stand proud along the water’s edge. The former dock estate provides a remarkably complete example of a Victorian port. Views include many fine late Victorian era warehouses, 2 working dry docks a Mariners Chapel and other dock-related buildings that have been found new uses.
Canvas print for sale of Mariners Chapel in Gloucester Docks
Mariners Chapel
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The Mariners' Chapel in the centre of the main docks area of Gloucester Docks was built by public subscription and opened in 1849. The chaplain welcomed seamen visiting Gloucester, often going on board ships to spread the word of God, and he also cared for the interests of local boatmen and dockers. The building is still used for worship by a small congregation of local people, and it is usually open to visitors during the day. 

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