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I have showed a similar but wider scene recently here:
https://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Europe/United_Kingdom/photo1604587.htm
Here a closer focus on the Finnieston Crane, from a slightly different angle and with a more pronounced blue hour effect.

This crane being in the very centre of Glasgow is no longer operational (since 1988) but it was preserved as a symbol of the industrial past of the city. What I found interesting is that there were four of them and they decided to keep only one. I am not sure where the other three were standing but they would certainly make a photogenic repeated motif. The giant cranes like that were used to load heavy machinery like steam locomotives or tanks on the ships. Supposedly 30,000 locomotives were dragged to the port to be exported all over the world.

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