4118- My brother, GB, recently sent me this black and white photo of the Paddle Steamer 'Ivanhoe' taken in 1912 at it left the Broomielaw. The Broomielaw is most famous as the place where thousands of Glaswegians boarded steamers to go 'doon the watter' for a day trip or seaside holiday. Passengers boarded one of the elegant paddle steamers heading for coastal resorts such as Largs or Dunoon, and Rothesay on the Isle of Bute. The number of steamer routes meant affluent business people could commute, working in Glasgow during the week and joining their families at their country villas for the weekend.
I'm joining Maria's Linky Launch of 'Postcards for The Weekend' at Connections to the World - an invitation to all postcard lovers to share their cards - this week's theme is - Monochrome. Next weekend's will be Bright Colours. For details of the launch see this page on Maria's blog. All postcard bloggers are invited to join.