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Titan Crane

Postby glasgowken » Fri Aug 24, 2007 3:48 pm

Quick visit to the Titan crane today.
With hindsight I would have taken a few more photos of the base area :? maybe next time.
The Sun was in and out all day.

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Postby Doorstop » Fri Aug 24, 2007 5:17 pm

Great Pics GK .. that's spurred me on to make time to go have a look-see myself.
I like him ... He says "Okie Dokie!"
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Postby glasgowken » Fri Aug 24, 2007 6:09 pm

Cheers :-)
Something like this should happen with the Finneston Crane, not some bloody restaurant :roll:
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Postby elgee » Fri Aug 24, 2007 6:50 pm

Fabulous, GK .
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Postby Alex Glass » Fri Aug 24, 2007 11:24 pm

All brilliant photos GK.

Well done.

Love them all. you must have had a good day.
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Postby glasgowken » Sat Aug 25, 2007 12:08 am

Cheers :-)

I've been meaning to go for a couple of weeks now. I hate going to these places at weekends when it might be crowded, and have screaming weans everywhere, and I wanted to avoid the bank holiday for the same reason, so today was ideal.

I must admit the height did give the willies :oops: Heights usually don't bother me, but the grill under my feet, with nothing but a straight drop to the quay, was a wee bit unnerving ::):
If anyone is a bit jittery, walk near the edge, the crane structure underneath gives more of a secure feel, but don't let the height put you off. It's perfectly safe, and well worth it.
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Postby Lexi » Sat Aug 25, 2007 12:21 am

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Fabulous photos!

They take me back to my trip to Scotland.

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Postby retired tiger » Sat Aug 25, 2007 8:44 am

Excellent pics, thanks for posting them. You've spurred me on to go soon too.
I liked the traffic cone shot :D
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Postby cheesylion » Sat Aug 25, 2007 10:42 am

Brill photos Kenny, I'm not normally to bad with heights but I think I would probably crap it up there, looking through that floor! Especially if it was windy as well.

What's the first thing you do when somebody says "Don't look down".....?
Ching Ching!!!!!!!
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Postby glasgowken » Sat Aug 25, 2007 10:56 am

cheesylion wrote:What's the first thing you do when somebody says "Don't look down".....?


That's what happened to another guy there ::): He looked as if he was going to pass out for a minute 8O


BTW, visitors have to get their ticket at the Purser's office on the other side of the new college building. A wee bus then takes you to the crane.

I of course didn't read that, and walked along the dirt road to the crane first :oops:
But the staff were very kind (apparantly a lot of visitors do that) and let me take the bus back to get the ticket. Even if you already have a ticket, you must go to the office to exchange it, and take the bus.
But the walk allowed me to get some interesting photos, the ship pics, rusty metal, and stairway.
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Postby The_Clincher » Sun Aug 26, 2007 10:26 am

Excellent piccies, Ken :)
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Postby potatojunkie » Sun Aug 26, 2007 12:13 pm

Nice one. Went with a couple of pals yesterday, but unfortunately we asked if we could walk along first so we missed out. Also the sun came out about an hour after we'd left.

Lying down so you can't see the grating and it looks like there's nothing between you and a 150-foot drop is pretty terrifying.

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Nothing like as terrifying as their emergency staircase, though. Haven't these people heard of the Hounds of Tindalos?

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Postby Schiehallion » Sun Aug 26, 2007 5:37 pm

I was in a wheat field today and there were dozens of free tickets to the Titan lying around attached to deflated balloons that must've been released when the place opened.

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Postby glasgowken » Sun Aug 26, 2007 6:40 pm

Did you collect them up ? They are still valid, I used one of them.
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Postby zoidberg » Sun Aug 26, 2007 9:34 pm

love the staircase photo Potatojunkie
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