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Alex Glass

On the banks of the Clyde

All along its route there is lots to see and hopefully photograph.

Please feel free to post any of your photos of the Clyde either from the bank or other vantage point. Up stream or down, left or right bank, quay wall or walkway. Any buildings along the Clyde's banks or sections where rivers, streams or burns enter the Clyde.

Although try to avoid posting photos of bridges here as there is a thread dedicated to this subject already.

The BBC



STV



The Glasgow Tower



The Glasgow Science Centre





IMAX



The Clyde Auditorium
commonly referred to as the Armadillo






Rotunda North and South    





New Riverside Museum
under construction




View East from Bells Bridge



New Walkway at Squiggly Bridge Quay on Broomielaw



The Finnieston Crane

Marti


Alex Glass

Glasgow Harbour Development



The Glenlea Tall Ship



Govan Shipbuilding



River Kelvin



Old Building at Whiteinch

Stuball

That last building Alex is Scotway House.... history and future I am uncertain of. I've sniffed around it a few times

Further up the banks of the Clyde



One of the Govan Graving Docks



Forgot about this picture.... it looks almost animated

udrigle

Here are a few from last year's water fun day [cant remember what it was called]
the waverly with the IBM factory in the background











Alex Glass

Great photos    

Thanks for posting here

That photo does look animated Stu  Great one  
James

Titan Crane




James H
Marti

Who remembers Dickie Bird from Comfort & Joy...???

Well, i made up a before and after, tried to get the cam angle right using the fin crane as a reference...

James

 Crackers Marti. I have that film on DVD.



James H
cybers

james73 wrote:
 Crackers Marti. I have that film on DVD.



James H


Well you can bring the Ice Cream Fritters to the next day oot then pal  
kev

Old photo of the Waverley at the Broomielaw

Marti

Cheers james...am looking out for Bill Forsyth's...That Sinking Feeling...
kev

View of the old John Brown shipyard...It was known as UIE when this shot was taken


Alex Glass

Marti wrote:
Cheers james...am looking out for Bill Forsyth's...That Sinking Feeling...


Forgot about this one Marti  Will need to keep an eye out for this as well. Comfort and Joy is on sale in Fopp - good price. I am trying to get all the films they are showing in STV

Fopp were selling a five disk set including Just Another Saturday for £4.00
kev

Govan dry dock...wouldn,t recommend going in there as there were a few shady looking dudes in the vicinity and its a bit isolated.



























Three old photos taken in more productive times







Stuball

Been there a few times... most of the people hanging around are there for the pigeons in the coop. Best go in numbers and even better still, go early morning
kev

Aye Stu   i seen the doocot/pidgeon loft and must say never felt threatened but could see it could be quite a strange place to some people
Me..I served an apprenticship in Govan shipbuilders from 1977 to 1981....as a caulker burner /boilermaker and remember going there with a ship that was to be fitted out about 79...so wish I had been into photography then cause I have so many pics in my head of the yard...
fastnet

One from tonight.

Doog Doog

A couple of shots of the Waverley leaving Largs for Rothesay



Alex Glass

Queen's Dock and Prince's Dock



Meadowside Granary

Doog Doog









joyce

Fantastic pictures well done  
namestain

took this picture today at the location indicated.

it runs into the Clyde at Richmond park, is it a burn or what ?

Can it be seen anywhere further from the Clyde ?

Can anyone advise ?

TIA

namestain


Alex Glass

Namestain

I am sure I read something about a burn which ran into the Clyde from the Gorbals but can't remember the name. Will try and find the reference.
namestain

cheers Alex

presumably at one stage there were burns and watercourses all over the place.

I've read about these in London, the Fleet etc but never thought about it in terms of Glasgow
Alex Glass

namestain wrote:
took this picture today at the location indicated.

it runs into the Clyde at Richmond park, is it a burn or what ?

Can it be seen anywhere further from the Clyde ?

Can anyone advise ?

TIA

namestain






Check out the thread HERE

The Polmadie Burn
namestain

magic Alex !

I looked up richmond park in the search but not polmadie.

thanks again
Alex Glass

I got a loan of that small book and it was a fasinating read. Lots of detail about all the streams and burns round Glasgow.

Last year at about this time we had a thread on the Tollcross Burn. covered from almost it's start to where in runs into the Clyde.

CLICK HERE FOR THE WEE BURN ADVENTURE
LowLight

You can see Polmadie Burn on this map http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2542/4218527519_920a522938_o.jpg . Remember to use the Google Earth overlay to compare if you can be arsed. And if you walk down Rutherglen Road and look left HERE you'll see a wee bridge with the water running under it.

The wee burn adventure was quite good.
namestain

thanks lads

burns night not too far away anyway  
namestain

Lowlight - having been in the vicinity so recently that map is absolutely fascinating and i'll definitely retrace my steps with a print of it handy.

It predates most of the bridges in the area and includes the landing stages for the old ferries - some of which I noticed yesterday and now wish I'd photo'd. Also predates the weir as the upper reaches were tidal at that time.

This is an area I thought I knew pretty well as I spent the second half of the seventies and the first half of the eighties rowing up and down avoiding airgun pellets and floating corpses - even managed to hit the polmadie footbridge once    but I even noticed there's a new boathouse appeared since my time.

The whole place is definitely an awful lot cleaner than it was then . . .

talking of corpses - George Parsonage must have a cracking collection of stories. I've met him a few times down the years - quite a character.
sputnik

he does ,ive read his book.a true hero when the word is so overused for trivial little people[smeato]et al.
namestain

Sputnik - didn't know there's a book - what's it called ?
MacJake

Old Clydeside pics

[img]https://www.flickr.com/photos/yoker_yeti[/img]
fastnet

Welcome to the site MacJake.

I hope you manage to get your pics posted.
Lone Groover

This one ?
fastnet

Lone Groover wrote:
This one ?


Show Aff...........
Lone Groover

Just hope it's one of MacJakes !

Is it Mac ?? is it????
Stuball

Re: Old Clydeside pics

MacJake wrote:
[img]https://www.flickr.com/photos/yoker_yeti[/img]


Are you trying to hotlink and display your photos here or are you trying to link us to your flickr site?
MacJake

Crane pics

Yes they are my crane pics. I found them in a 35 m box of slides I have and had not looked at them for years. If there is a better way to show photos, help me other than me showing Flickr site. Chhers  
Stuball

Re: Crane pics

MacJake wrote:
Yes they are my crane pics. I found them in a 35 m box of slides I have and had not looked at them for years. If there is a better way to show photos, help me other than me showing Flickr site. Chhers  


From each flickr page, click on 'all sizes' about the picture and copy the url from the bottom which looks like this :

Code:
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4036/4383741970_fa8991029d_b.jpg


On urbanglasgow, you could probably just paste it here or put img tags around it to look like this

Code:
[img]http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4036/4383741970_fa8991029d_b.jpg[/img]


You'll get the hang of it

There is a full an extensive posting instructions coming soon when I finish typing it
Robert Pool

Robert Pool

Doog Doog

excellent,Robert
hillmanimp

South Rondel Early 90s.  It had been turned into a science center and I took junior there.




Inside





Imp
Stuball

hillmanimp wrote:
South Rondel Early 90s.  It had been turned into a science center and I took junior there.


I remember the Rotunda as the Dome of Discovery
Lone Groover

Robert Pool wrote:



Rob bo ! What a great angle !    
hillmanimp

Stuball wrote:
hillmanimp wrote:
South Rondel Early 90s.  It had been turned into a science center and I took junior there.


I remember the Rotunda as the Dome of Discovery


Thanks Stuball

I couldn't remember what it was called, just that they had science-like experiments in there for kids.

I couldn't even remember that it was called a Rotunda

Imp
LowLight

Just last night we were sitting in Yen in the north rotunda and she asked what was in the other one across the water.

I knew it used to be something but couldn't remember what. So thanks for clearing that up.  
Lone Groover

Doorstop

Lone Groover wrote:


How do you get that dashed attractive noise in your shots Dave?

Any time I try it it just ends up looking completely synthetic and contrived.
Mahdi West

First time I've seen this. It's on the walkway beside the South Portland Street bridge. Anyone have any idea what it's about?  

Stuball


Barclay, Curle & Co by stuballscramble, on Flickr
Doog Doog

Nice one Stu
Beano

Stuball...lovely details in that photograph mate.    
calamity

[quote="Mahdi West"]First time I've seen this. It's on the walkway beside the South Portland Street bridge. Anyone have any idea what it's about?  

[/quote

might be all the chinese places over that way ..
Stuball

It's from Tiger Beer
Chris61

Around the Clyde (Squinty excluded)

Had a quick look for a thread on the Clyde, didn't find one. Here's some I took in Feb 2010. I excluded the Squinty from the thread to avoid being saturated by zillions of Squinty angles.    











Doog Doog

Excellent,Chris.
xxx zos xxx

I like the one before the end the best
Jock58

Nice set  

Great to see Cormorants on the Clyde, shows its much cleaner than a few years ago.

Jock58
Chris61

I know I said no Squinties, but I really mean nothing featuring the squinty, so I make an exception for this one, which is intended as a general "down-river" shot.  







Chris61

Jock58 wrote:
Nice set  

Great to see Cormorants on the Clyde, shows its much cleaner than a few years ago.

Jock58


Nice one Jock, I didn't know they were Cormorants, I'm not too well up on birds.  
stan63

New(ish) footbridge over the Clyde


Stan
Chris61

stan63 wrote:
New(ish) footbridge over the Clyde


Stan


nice one Stan  
Stuball

I think there is a thread called 'On The Banks of the Clyde'... I'll search and merge later
Chris61

Stuball wrote:
I think there is a thread called 'On The Banks of the Clyde'... I'll search and merge later


No probs Stu. Link it with the  thread you suggest. I did have a look but didn't find it at the time.  
Alex Glass

Great photos Chris

Keep up the good work.

I will need to look out some photos I took in May last year which I haven't posted before.
Chris61

Alex Glass wrote:
Great photos Chris

Keep up the good work.

I will need to look out some photos I took in May last year which I haven't posted before.


Cheers Alex.  
cybers


IMG_0212 by David C Laurie, on Flickr
Chris61

Cracker Cybers  
BTJustice


Squigly bridge by route9autos.co.uk, on Flickr


Bonnie Clyde by route9autos.co.uk, on Flickr
Doog Doog

Cracking pics,guys
Chris61

First of those two is a beauty BT  
Doog Doog

fastnet

You've been busy doog........Great pic..
Doog Doog

fastnet wrote:
You've been busy doog........Great pic..


Well......new toy and all that...
Stuball

Found this print while doing a clear out... I'm guessing between 1989 and 1991. If anyone can remember when the origami boat was on the crane, that'll be the exact date

AlanM

was it not 1990? - Year of Culture
AlanM

had a wee google and the little I can find suggests '89
cybers

1989 cos 1988 was the straw train both works by George Wylie
cybers


Urban Style by David C Laurie, on Flickr
Beano

Cybers...lovely action shot mate    
cybers


Yesterday's men by David C Laurie, on Flickr
Doorstop

Excellent stuff, as usual sir.

You are a master.

I've left the last bit off that last word.  
cybers

Cheerz big ears you are ER ... i left the first bit off there  
cybers


For the bath !!! by David C Laurie, on Flickr
Doog Doog

Cracking pics,Cybers.
Hawick_1987

Glasgow Science Centre 25/05/2012


BBC Scotland Pacific Quay
Vinny the Mackem

Current state of play with the collapsed section at Anderston Quay.  Photos from 8 July 2013



BTJustice

Well, I was on the bank of the Clyde when I took the pic;


summer 2013 19 by route9autos.co.uk, on Flickr


summer 2013 18 by route9autos.co.uk, on Flickr

And similar to Vinny's pics, I was surprised to see how deep the bollards were set into the bank.


summer 2013 9 by route9autos.co.uk, on Flickr
Vinny the Mackem

Blimey, I didn't realise how deep these were either.  Makes sense, I suppose, there would be an awful lot of tonnage attached to that back in the day.
Marblez

Latest progress on the rebuilding of the collapsed quayside wall 16/8/13 oh and the St Vincent St flats in the background

Reconstruct I by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr


Reconstruct II by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr
Marblez


Glasgow Harbour by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr
Doog Doog

Great pics,Ally
Marblez

Cheers Doogs

In January 2010 the River Clyde was frozen over for the first time in my living memory so I set off to record it for posterity. A couple of pics are posted here, the full set is contained within this thread for those who are interested


River Clyde Jan10 01 by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr


River Clyde Jan10 27 by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr
cybers

It had frozen over from start to Erskine Bridge in 83 we played on the ice for days at Riverside School Parkhead .... I fell through being an arse and jumping up n down to show how solid it was. I quickly found out how cold it was too.
Marblez

Question is though .... did you try it again the next day      
norrie

Hi Ally_M OK got it now, missed those shots
I am sure the Clyde had been frozen before 2010, or am I havering?
Marblez

Several times I believe Norrie, I meant MY first time seeing the river frozen over
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