Just around the corner from the garage is The Northern Rotunda and one of the cranes left from the days when ships actually came this far up the River Clyde. Please don't ask why the Rotunda is leaning. It isn't in real life, of course, but it was better, in my judgement, to have the Rotunda leaning in the photo than the crane.
The Southern Rotunda is on the South bank of the river. There was a logic to the names. The two were joined by tunnels under the Clyde. The passenger tunnel was only closed in 1980 but I've yet to meet a Glaswegian who even knew the tunnel was open in their lifetime.
Their story is fascinating.
Along all the railings of the bridge and the surrounding area are crosses each with the name of a service person killed in action in Afganistan. The huge number of crosses is both moving and a very stark reminder of the huge loss of life and sacrifices being made by our armed forces. The explanation is here.
There is a lot of new housing on the banks of the river:
and the occasional water taxi.