Ocean liners: Scotland's history of building luxury ships
New exhibition set to open at the V&A in London will come to Dundee later this year.
Taking off from the runway on the banks of the River Tay, a much heralded museum gradually shrinks into the horizon.
But V&A Dundee's significance to a city going through a radical renaissance cannot be underestimated.
Many of the towering chimney stacks of the once thriving jute trade still rise out of the city's skyline.
However, a new creative industry, among others, is emerging and is expected to transform Dundee - a city once on its knees after the collapse of its traditional industries.
The curving walls of Japanese architect Kengo Kuma's "living room" for the city is inspired by the rugged cliffs of the north east of Scotland.
Although very different but equally grand and imposing is the V&A in London.
I arrive at the Victorian building to see the exhibition that will sail into the Dundee museum when it opens in September.
From concept to construction, creating the world's only V&A museum outside London has been ten years in the making.
Jutting out into the silvery Tay, many have likened the V&A building in Dundee to a ship, so it is somewhat fitting that the first exhibition to grace this majestic building is Ocean Liners: Speed and Style.
It opens at V&A in London on Saturday and explores Scotland's place at the heart of engineering some of the world's most luxurious liners.
The Queen Mary and the QE2 - to name just two - were launched in the Clyde.
The clunking and clanging of the shipyards at Clydebank is depicted in Stanley Spencer's painting 'The Riveters' which shows the highly skilled workforce who constructed these 'floating palaces'.
It was commissioned by the British Government to record industries involved in World War Two.
It's among more than 250 objects spanning ship architecture, interiors, fashion and lifestyle including paintings, sculptures, models, furniture, paintings and posters that will all go on display.
Many of the items have never been seen before in Europe.
Among the highlights, are a panel fragment from Titanic's first class lounge and a previous Cartier tiara recovered from the sinking Lusitania in 1915.
The exhibition will sail into the £80m V&A Dundee for its opening on September 15 this year, marking a new dawn for Dundee.
Ocean Liners: Speed and Style, supported by Baillie Gifford and players of the People's Postcode Lottery, will show at V&A Dundee from September 15, 2018 - February 24, 2019.