Friday 23 May 2008

Wasting assets - # 08/112

We're continuing our walk along the riverside of "old" Twickenham, moving towards Hammerton's Ferry opposite Ham House. Not far to the right of this view is the busy repair yard on Eel Pie island. Perhaps these boats will be re-cycled one day, and sold "as new" to another proud owner.

This kind of riverside dereliction always puzzles me. The engine alone is worth a lot of money (unless it's totally burned out). But you see it all the time: derelict little "pride-and-joys" totally abandoned by owners who have realised that the idyll of a "little craft on the river" ain't so idyllic after all. However, marine dereliction is very photogenic.

No comments:

Post a Comment