September 2021 Picture of the Month

Our trip to Scotland last month – our first since before the pandemic – gave me the opportunity to take some pictures for both current and future projects, and also to return to one of my favourite places – Wemyss Bay Railway Station which was in the midst of a major restoration the last time I visited it a few ago when working on my book Britain's Industrial Heritage (PiXZ/Halsgrove, 2015). What a beautiful job the restorers have done on it and the elegant curved walkway which foot passengers have used to reach the Bute ferries for one hundred and fifteen years. It was designed by James Miller and built for the Caledonian Railway and opened in 1903, replacing the Greenock and Wemyss Bay Railway's original 1885 station and pier. Should you decide to visit it yourself, we can thoroughly recommend the Italian ice cream available from the station café. With a clear blue sky and the temperature touching 28˚C, it was very, very welcome. Canon 5D MkIV, 24mm lens.


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