The Cutty Sark Restoration

Over on the Greenwich forum, Gema is rounding up reaction to the Cutty Sark restoration, including this fantastic blog by Lara Ruffle, which features some stunning photos. She says:

Wonderfully, the concrete sides from the previous dry dock haven’t been covered up and you can see the differences between the 1950s refurbishment and now. This practice has been maintained throughout as the new metalwork added to the ship, to make it structurally sound, has been painted grey and the original metalwork has been painted white.

We have a few reservation of the external view with the glass canopy, but overall this project looks like a belated triumph.

See also: Former ship's illustrator Sarah McIntyre's post.