Saturday, July 30, 2011

Devonport Mersey River Maritime Mid Century Modernism

I enjoy this scene, it's as if you have walked into the 1950s. You've got the Tasports buildings alongside the Mersey River and silos (back right in the photo)

You get a real sense of the Devonport's Industrial past just be being alongside its river. Many towns and cities have seen their waterfront precincts rapidly altered and developed for such things as apartemtnts and pubic spaces.

Like the nearby city of Burnie, Devonport has a strong history of Industrial activity, and there is still much evidence of this Industry today.

1 comment:

  1. What has happened to this part of Devonport. Did the population stay and grow? If so, are the waterfronts as busy these days?


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