Then and Now Take Two – A really BIG crane

This is a regular series of blogs about photographs of the same place taken years apart. The first of the posts in this series was of a council building in Manchester. I always thought I should give then and now photographs a go. However what I have started to notice is that I have been doing Then and Now photographs unintentionally over the years and have been taking photographs of the same thing or place from the same view or perspective years apart. Now this has come to my attention I have started to intentionally take photographs of the same place.

Staying in Glasgow last year for a conference, I was impressed with the Finnieston Crane, so took a photograph of the crane.

The Finnieston Crane is a disused giant cantilever crane in the centre of Glasgow, Scotland. It is no longer operational, but is retained as a symbol of the city’s engineering heritage. The crane was used for loading cargo, in particular steam locomotives, onto ships to be exported around the world.

So when I was back in Glasgow I intentionally took a photograph of the crane.

I took this photograph in November 2022 and then edited it using Snapseed.

I took this photograph a year later  in November 2023 and also edited it using Snapseed.

Airport photographs

I started to realise that this week that when I fly I usually post a photograph to instagram of the plane I flew on. But not any old photo, usually I have taken it from a process using the Snapseed app.

This was the photo I took this week in Edinburgh.

Looking from my archives I found these other photographs on my Instagram feed. Continue reading “Airport photographs”

Comrade Doctor

Though they have been removed from most high streets across the UK, in Glasgow you can still find Police boxes, the kind that the TARDIS disguised itself as back in 1963 when it landed in Totter’s Lane junkyard.

There is a police box at 27 Sauchiehall Street in the heart of Glasgow.


It’s red though, not blue.

Ah Comrade Doctor.