SEVEN YEAR COMPARISON…
SEVEN YEAR COMPARISON
It's interesting to compare photographs I took seven years apart of Eling quay.
In 2003, the massive warehouse is in place. An incredibly ugly building that had a very negative impact on this conservation area.
The photograph I took this week shows no building but the downside is that there are even more ugly containers visible.
The Eling wharf is nowadays owned by Associated British Ports and I have told the Port Director that it would be really positive if he would be prepared to do something to improve the visual harm that the containers do to the otherwise very attractive setting.
This is one of the worst examples of spoiling a conservation landscape that I can think of.
I accept that the height of the containers means that they cannot be adequately hidden by fencing, but surely they could be stacked up in a less sensitive part of the wharf? (which is a huge area). Alternatively, could they not employ some camouflage netting or similar over the containers facing the quay?
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