Saturday, February 02, 2013

St Mary's Canvas Factory

With a respite in the rain and the light levels improving I decided it was time to go out and photograph some of the Nairn industrial heritage that survives in Kirkcaldy.  My first port of call (no pun intended) was the St Mary's Canvas Factory that overlooks Kirkcaldy harbour.  Part of the building is now just a fa├žade that hides an architectural atrocity which is part of the Adam Smith College Priory Campus.  Unfortunately the atrocity is all to visible through the lovely stone arches that once served as window frames for the canvas factory. The Victorians sure knew how to build great looking factories.  I'm afraid the same can't be said for today's metal sheds that house what little manufacturing now remains in this country.  Well before I digress too much and this post turns into a rant about modern architecture I'll post some images.

A small remaining fragment of the once substantial Narin dynasty
       2013 Photograph: Penny Sinclair © Penny Sinclair
A section of railway line that ran from the harbour to extensive  sidings near  Den Road
2013 Photograph: Penny Sinclair © Penny Sinclair
St Mary's Canvas Factory
2013 Photograph: Penny Sinclair © Penny Sinclair
St Mary's Canvas Factory
2013 Photograph: Penny Sinclair © Penny Sinclair
Roof supports - St Mary's Canvas Factory
2013 Photograph: Penny Sinclair © Penny Sinclair
Roof supports - St Mary's Canvas Factory
2013 Photograph: Penny Sinclair © Penny Sinclair
I thinking of turning some of these images into linocuts and collagraphs.  Tomorrows project maybe?

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