Posts tagged ‘Dundee’

Central Scotland Gallery of Images

A gallery of images from our trip to Central Scotland earlier this year taking in Scone Palace outside Perth, a number of sites in and around Stirling, a quick day trip to Dundee and my personal favourite, the Kelpies near Falkirk. These have all been posted previously over the past few weeks, but I’ve bought them all together in one place for you to enjoy again:

© Mark Simms Photography (2019)

Verdant Works

For much of the 19th century Dundee was famous the world over for the manufacture of goods made from Indian jute. So much so that it became known as Juteopolis. At it’s height the industry employed 50,000 people in hundreds of mills throughout the city.

Verdant Works was one such mill which has now been converted into a museum dedicated to telling the story of Dundee’s industrial textile heritage. Victorian Dundee was very much a tale of two cities – on the one hand the incredibaly harsh and dangerous conditions suffered by the mill workers and on the other the Jute Barons, with their wealthy and privilaged lifestyles.

Verdant Works, Dundee, Scotland, UK

Verdant Works, Dundee, Scotland, UK

Verdant Works, Dundee, Scotland, UK

Verdant Works, Dundee, Scotland, UK

Verdant Works, Dundee, Scotland, UK

Verdant Works, Dundee, Scotland, UK

Verdant Works, Dundee, Scotland, UK

Verdant Works, Dundee, Scotland, UK

Verdant Works, Dundee, Scotland, UK

© Mark Simms Photography (2019)

RSS Discovery

Right next door to the V&A in Dundee is the fascinating Discovery Museum.

The RSS Discovery has two main claims to fame. First and foremost it was the ship that took the world reknowned artic explorers Captain Scott and Ernest Shackleton on their first expedition to Antartica in 1901.

Second she was the last traditional wooden three-masted ship to be built in the United Kingdom.

RSS Discovery, Dundee, Scotland, UK

RSS Discovery, Dundee, Scotland, UK

RSS Discovery, Dundee, Scotland, UK

RSS Discovery, Dundee, Scotland, UK

 

RSS Discovery, Dundee, Scotland, UK

RSS Discovery, Dundee, Scotland, UK

RSS Discovery, Dundee, Scotland, UK

RSS Discovery, Dundee, Scotland, UK

RSS Discovery, Dundee, Scotland, UK

© Mark Simms Photography (2019)

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