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Taken two years ago and only a few feet away from my last "diptych" picture, this tall ship, the "Glaciere of Liverpool" then lay berthed in Liverpool's Albert Dock right next to Tate Liverpool.

The "Glaciere", built in Denmark in 1899, is a former Baltic trading ship which once carried stone between England and Denmark. She was abandoned and sunk in Collingwood Dock from which she was eventually lifted in October, 2003 and restored by a group of volunteers to its former glory and then moored outside Tate Liverpool at the Albert Dock.

It was re-named "Glaciere of Liverpool" and was used as a sailing and diving school for underprivileged youths under the stewardship of a certain Dave Murray, as well as being open to the general public to visit.

Sadly, since I took this picture, it would appear that things have not gone well for this old vessel: Murray unsuccessfully tried to sell her, she has since been moved to Brunswick Dock and then to a boatyard at South Ferry Quay where her condition is once again seriously deteriorating. You can read an article about this from the Liverpool Echo newspaper here:

https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/sorry-state-iconic-120-year-15698160

And another explanatory picture in the workshop.

ISO 100, 1/200 sec at f/8, focal length 24mm.

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Additional Photos by John Cannon (tyro) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1986 W: 431 N: 7659] (30513)
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