I had a most enjoyable day out today with my friends Mary, Moira and Mark at the historic docks in Chatham [thedockyard.co.uk]. The dockyard was taken out of commission in 1984, although rope-making has continued onsite in the amazing quarter-mile long ropery. It reopened the following year as a tourist attraction and there's plenty to see, including historic naval ships and a submarine, rope-making in action and a large collection of lifeboats. However, the building that got my photographic juices going was No.3 Slip. This enormous structure was built in 1838 as a dry dock for building ships and is the last one of its kind in the dockyard. These days it's known as the ‘Big Space’ and houses a vast collection of naval and military vehicles of all types but it was the monumental structure that kept calling to me and my camera.
by Helen Hooker July. 23, 2015 2716 views