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Delapidation

A warehouse lies in a state of disrepair on the side of the Stanley Dock in Liverpool.  great cast iron columns support a large brick structure whilst cranes rust and windows are broken.

The Stanley Dock is the current end of the Leeds Liverpool canal, when the new extension is opened to the Albert Dock next year those brave souls who cruise the canal willhave to pass this ruin to get to the magnificence that is the Albert Dock, quite a contrast.

Delapidation

A warehouse lies in a state of disrepair on the side of the Stanley Dock in Liverpool.  great cast iron columns support a large brick structure whilst cranes rust and windows are broken.

The Stanley Dock is the current end of the Leeds Liverpool canal, when the new extension is opened to the Albert Dock next year those brave souls who cruise the canal willhave to pass this ruin to get to the magnificence that is the Albert Dock, quite a contrast.

comments (9)

This is all due for renovation to footballers flats in the not too distant future. Will be a shame, one of my favourite locations, you managed the definitive shot through the railings. It was part covered in scaffolding a couple of months back when I was last there.
Les Auld: Thanks Alistair, there have been plans amny for the area but none have yet come to fruition. The latest proposals bythe owners Peel Holdings are for a mega development that would take fifty years but turn the area in a wonderland of tall buildings and executive waterways. One can only wonder at the imagination.
I love this photograph - I feel as though I am stepping back in time. (:o)
Les Auld: Thanks Rosalyn, back to the beginning of the 1900s, shear nostalgia.
  • Dudee
  • Purwokerto, Indonesia
  • 9 Aug 2007, 09:43
like older photogrphy, very well converted,it's beautiful to seen this smile
Les Auld: Thanks Dudee, apreciate your stopping by and commenting, glad you like it.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 9 Aug 2007, 12:13
Excellent - like a picture for a Dickens illustration.
Les Auld: Thanks Louis, can just see the shifty characters around the warehouse.
  • urban8
  • Stoke-on-Trent
  • 9 Aug 2007, 12:44
Excellent image, well captured.
And I did not know this area actually existed, but not that familiar with the local geography there. Although Alistair informs us it is due for renovation, why on earth has it taken so long after the Albert Docks were completed? It must be over 15 years since the major work there?
Les Auld: Thanks for the comemnt. Unfortunately the cost of renovation probably is excessive given their location a mile or so along the dock road. For them to be effectively renovated the surrounding area would need a lot of work. Certainly if they were converted into flats I for one would not live there in the current surroundings. Maybe Peel holdings plans for the area over the next 50 years may come to pass but I won't hold my breath.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 9 Aug 2007, 12:56
It almost looks like a prison now, Les. Sigh. But your conversion/PPg is superb!
Les Auld: Thanks Ginnie, I was not too sure about the processing on this but glad you liked it.
Those iron columns are fantastic. Not surprised that it is being redeveloped into posh flats - just wonder why it has taken them so long.

Nicely captured Les.
Les Auld: Thanks Berine, don't hold you breath waiting for a flat, I doubt if they will be built in my lifetime.
  • Neil Tandy
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 9 Aug 2007, 16:47
What an absolute criminal waste of British heritage, leaving it to vandals and vagrants to destroy. Great bit of photography Les and a lovely conversion. Many regards, Neil.
Les Auld: Unfortunately this happens to old and unused buildings all over the world and not much can be done about it. Thanks for the comemnt Neil.
A very good retrospective picture! I like this very much!
Les Auld: Thanks Jse, appreciate the comment.

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