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Behind the New Lanark Hotel

Behind the New Lanark Hotel
The hotel is a rebuilding of Mill No 1 (1785-86) at New Lanark, Lanarkshire. The low building to the right comprises the Waterhouses, built 1809-10 and used for storage and for spinning. These now offer self-catering accommodation, overlooking the River Clyde.

The buildings are part of a late 18th-century industrial complex combining productive and social aims in a, then, novel way. Richard Arkwright and David Dale founded New Lanark in 1785. Dale's son-in-law, Robert Owen, turned the mill into a model of enlightened management. (Owen's ideas had echoes, nearly 200 years later, in Douglas McGregor's Theory X and Theory Y.)

The official Web site is a feeble effort that does not do justice to this impressive and historically important place. Better information can be got from the relevant pages of Undiscovered Scotland and Historic Scotland. New Lanark is a World Heritage site.

Werner Langen, Tan Tee Huah, Jorlam, Bruno Suignard and 8 other people have particularly liked this photo


6 comments - The latest ones
Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra
very nice in b/w
4 years ago.
Rhisiart Hincks
Rhisiart Hincks
harsh grey walls transformed by the sun
4 years ago.
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Wonderful capture.
4 years ago.
Pam J
Pam J
Wonderful lines
4 years ago.
Keith Burton
Keith Burton
Superb tones in this shot Roger. That sunburst is brilliant (pun intended) and I especially like the light on the brickwork and pathway!
4 years ago.
Jorlam
Jorlam
super... clarity of detail is spot-on.. love the different textures/patterns.. a great perspective shot..
4 years ago.