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Merry Christmas from the Riverside team

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Today’s Picture of the Week is a snapshot of our very own, and especially unique, Christmas tree!

As temperatures plummeted across the country in recent weeks, one of our mount-makers here at the Museum of Transport took some festive inspiration from the frost.

Using scrap metal left over from building mounts for the new displays in the Riverside Museum, Simon created an arching sculpture and placed it under a burst pipe in the yard.

With such low temperatures, the water escaping from the pipe quickly turned to ice, and each day we’ve been treated to a new formation of the sculpture.

Thank you everybody for checking in on the blog this year. We wish all our followers a very merry Christmas and all the best for 2011; it’s sure to be a momentous year!

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Picture of the Week – Shedding some Light on Welding

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This week I took some shots of mount-maker Simon making a beam which will form part of the structure for ship model displays in the Riverside Museum. Here you see him in his full protective welding gear.

The metal workshop in Glasgow’s Museum of Transport has several windows through which shafts of light fall in sections. The position Simon was in meant that for this shot he was lit up by both the sunlight and the flare of his welding torch. This mix of shadow, daylight and flare helps create an interesting image where the focus of the viewer is drawn to the brighter area. Thankfully, a long lens kept me safe from any stray sparks!

Written by ionashepherd

October 1, 2010 at 12:03 pm

More Teamwork Caught on Camera

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A few weeks ago we showed you some of the people involved in the preparations for the new Riverside Museum. This slideshow continues this series with images of yet more of the team.

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