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brokenglasseye

I'm A Giant!

There's a copper model of Glasgow in Cathedral Square.
Least, I think it's copper.
It's all turquoisey green like The Statue Of Liberty and that's made from copper.

I walk past this model every day and sometimes (Alright, a LOT of the time) I like to stop and look at it and pretend that I'm a giant.

Imagine, you shook a building on the model and the building fell down in real life!
Ever think about that?
I know I do.

Aye well, anyways, most Sunday mornings you can see me up there at that model imagining exactly that...

Gareth1974

Welll I once saw an orange on it and looked around to see where the giant orange was!

There's another one of those models near Provand's Lordship.

Actually we're talking about the same model here aren't we?  

I saw the orange on the one in Buchanan St.
brokenglasseye

Gareth1974 wrote:
Welll I once saw an orange on it and looked around to see where the giant orange was!

There's another one of those models near Provand's Lordship.

Actually we're talking about the same model here aren't we?  

I saw the orange on the one in Buchanan St.


Ha ha!
Yep, I think we're talking about the same model  
Gareth1974

I'm pretty sure we must have walked past each other because I'm always around this area myself.

It's quite cool living in a historical area like Cathedral St/Rottenrow actually.
hillmanimp

brokenglasseye

You're right it's copper.  

The blue green colour is called a patina, and is a complex mix of different compounds of copper as it reacts with chemicals in the air, particularly in places with a lot of air pollution containing sulphur dioxide, e.g. from industry.  And boy oh boy, Glasgow had it's unfair share of both, often the industry causing the air pollution.

Wikipedia article is not bad!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patina

It even contains a picture of the Statue of Liberty.

Imp
brokenglasseye

hillmanimp wrote:
brokenglasseye

You're right it's copper.  

The blue green colour is called a patina, and is a complex mix of different compounds of copper as it reacts with chemicals in the air, particularly in places with a lot of air pollution containing sulphur dioxide, e.g. from industry.  And boy oh boy, Glasgow had it's unfair share of both, often the industry causing the air pollution.

Wikipedia article is not bad!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patina

It even contains a picture of the Statue of Liberty.

Imp


Hillmanimp, people like you are the reason why Urban Glasgow is fast becoming my favourite place on the entire internet!  
hillmanimp

brokenglasseye wrote:

Hillmanimp, people like you are the reason why Urban Glasgow is fast becoming my favourite place on the entire internet!  


Very nice of you to say that!

I found this forum about 2 years ago, and it's one of my favourite places!  So many fascinating people with fascinating lives and brilliant photos, and that includes you!  Your stories expand on things that go on, that one hears a bit about, but normally doesn't come in contact with.  Keep up the good work

I'm starting to laugh again, just thinking about batman and robin

Imp
Gareth1974

Aw'rite what have you done with it?

It's gone!!!

You got it in your living room or something?

   
womble

Gareth1974 wrote:
Aw'rite what have you done with it?

It's gone!!!

You got it in your living room or something?

   



Gareth1974

The model is gone .. it isn't in it's location ... all that remains is the scar that the foundation was in!
Doorstop

That much bronze must be worth a few bob.

What's the odds it's getting hacksawed up into handy carrier bag sized lumps as we speak?
Gareth1974

Think I'll be optimistic and believe it's being taken away for maintenance.

Hope springs eterrnal!
cybers

Is the entire square not getting lifted for mains work to the hossie  
Gareth1974

Well that would explain it.
cybers

No need to panic folks ... passed by it tonight and was astounded to see it has been put back in its rightful place. The Pikeys have not sawn it up yet

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