Friday, 17 April 2009

City of Dundee by Night


City of Dundee by Night, originally uploaded by Scott9432.

3 second exposure capture of Dundee, Scotland, just after sunset.
This picture was taken from across the Firth of Tay, which feeds into the North Sea.

Part of my Scotland set,
Dundee used to be a town full of mills, mainly exporting jute and other fabrics, which were used for ship sails, potato sacks and more, business boomed in Dundee during several wars, when they were required to make boating sails. Dundee also had a huge shipbuilding industry, mainly building whaling ships that could withstand becoming stuck in the Arctic ice. Dundee is also nicknamed 'City of Discovery', as it was the place where the ship RRS Discovery, a research ship that went to the Antarctic, and remained ice-locked for two years, was built. Discovery is still in Dundee today.

1 comment:

Up The Conshie said...

crackin, fair makes me home sick