Monday, 15 June 2015

Out With The Weedkiller

The bonny banks of the River Clyde at Govan. Old paintings show a pleasant, pastoral scene; salmon fishing, wee boats sailing, swimming in the summer. In more recent years, it's been a site of industry, the building and maintenance of mighty ships, employment for men of skill and vision. Docks and quays were dug out and developed bur in time, these fell into disuse and sad neglect. Nature reclaimed the banks and a wilderness pushed up through the cobbles and coping stones.
Today, land clearance is maintained by weed killers in white protective suits, spraying chemicals onto the land and into the air.

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