52/2013 Week 19


It’s been a while since I visited the Duke to see what DuDug have done to him. So far on the port side they have only added two pieces of artwork. The starboard side however has more and I will be writing about them in a later post. Be sure to look out for it because there are some amazing pieces of artwork painted on the side of the ship.

For new readers who have not seen my earlier posts about the Duke, here’s some background info. The Duke of Lancaster is a railway steamer passenger ship that operated in Europe from 1956 to 1979, and is currently beached near Mostyn Docks, on the River Dee, north-east Wales. It was intended to be used as a static leisure centre and market but because public access to the ship is via a bridge under the North Wales railway line, which is too low for emergency vehicles. it had to close.

 

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10 thoughts on “52/2013 Week 19

  1. Andrew May 12, 2013 / 11:02

    Impressive colour and clarity, Mike. I like the framing very much. Its good to see something being done with the vessel even if it is not what was originally intended.

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    • Mike Hardisty May 12, 2013 / 14:04

      I like to pop down now and again to see what they have added.

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  2. Tina Schell May 12, 2013 / 12:39

    Bummer, it’s become such an eyesore. Don’t think the “artwork” is helping

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    • Mike Hardisty May 12, 2013 / 14:09

      It still makes for a good photograph, especially in HDR. I don’t think Flintshire CC know what to do about the “artwork”….

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  3. petspeopleandlife May 12, 2013 / 16:54

    I’m so glad that you keep your viewers informed about the “Duke.” Even though I have no British ties, I so much enjoy seeing and reading about the history of all the sites that you photograph. The ship has become a source for graffiti art, but I suppose, there are worse things that could befall that old ship, such as total dismantling, which would really be sad.

    I like this photo a lot, Mike.

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    • Mike Hardisty May 12, 2013 / 17:08

      Stay tuned. I am working on a new post with t’other side of the ship. That’s where all the art is Yvonne.

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