Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Port Glasgow's Endeavour

I love this piece of sculpture.


It is called Endeavour and sits in front of Port Glasgow Town Hall on the main road into the town.
 

Its by Malcolm Robertson and celebrates the town's proud shipbuilding heritage.
 

The colours are those of the Cunard shipping line - the Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth and the QE2 (amongst hundreds of other ships) were built on Clydeside and had connections with Port Glasgow.  The dry-dock at Port Glasgow was large enough to take these ships for refitting and other work.



I think that this sculpture is just so evocative of the bow of a proud ship as she slips through the waves.
 

Port Glasgow is so lucky to have this reminder of her wonderful history.


Love, Liz

9 comments:

VintageVicki said...

Gosh that rather stunning :)

Am not normally keen on modern art but that is perfect :)

Tangled Sweetpea said...

What a stunning piece of sculpture!
Victoria x

Mum said...

It certainly is a fine sculpture.
Love from Mum
xx

Anonymous said...

Very striking piece of art,
thank you for sharing
Thea x

vintage grey said...

Wow, what an amazing sculpture and piece of history! Thanks for sharing!! xo Heather

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Amazing sculpture...it really does look like a ship!

Diane said...

Thats striking, and they have captured the essence of the ship in such an abstract way. I love it. x

Emma/The Log Cabin said...

Lovely pictures, Liz. I love the one of the ship in the water xxx

delia hornbook said...

Brilliant, dee x