No.3 Slip

by Helen Hooker July. 23, 2015 2716 views

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.

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Dan Ravasio 5 years, 5 months ago

what great lines in this place...

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Marilyn Grimble 5 years, 5 months ago

Makes me feel giddy to look!

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Anna-Marya Tompa 5 years, 5 months ago

looks like it would be a place with limitless possibilities for shots; nice

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Larry Sample 5 years, 5 months ago

Fabulous! Surely the main beams are not original. Indeed a beautiful building!

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