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Pictures of Glasgow - Part 4

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Time to start a new thread for general Glasgow Pictures :)

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Went down to the art galleries last week but cause I had a late night Friday I got there as it was shutting.

Anyway sure these have been done so will just post a couple I like









fastnet


Cathcart railway station. by john.mcknight, on Flickr


Holmwood house. by john.mcknight, on Flickr


Cathcart railway entrance. by john.mcknight, on Flickr


Tenement. by john.mcknight, on Flickr
norrie

Hi fastnet, like the shots
The tenement one, sure I have taken the shot but for the life of me cant figure it out, where is it?
fastnet

Brownlie st at Hampden Norrie.
norrie

Hi fastnet, Ok been there right enough but I have taken it from a different angle
Thought for a minute I had missed a tenement
cheesylion

fastnet wrote:


Tenement. by john.mcknight, on Flickr


I have a story about a guy who lives/lived in one of those 'tap dancers'.
cybers

If its postable then please do share ... och fcuk it if its slightly risque post that as w.... fcuk it get it telt  
norrie

I am all ears, change name and place to protect the innocent
fastnet

norrie wrote:
I am all ears, change name and place to protect the innocent


Aye say he stayed on the bottom flat and we'll believe ye....
Doog Doog

Nice set,Fastnet
cybers

Waited on the furore of the refurb to die down before doing this one.


Olympia Has Fallen by David C Laurie, on Flickr
norrie

Hi Cybers, well worth the wait, you have done a good job of the Olympia
Doog Doog

That's a belter..
tombro

Totally brilliant pic !

Tombro    
Vinny the Mackem

Window on West George Street, 1 August 2013

norrie

Hi doogdoog, did you have to sneak into Leverndale to get that shot
Vinny the Mackem

norrie wrote:
Hi doogdoog, did you have to sneak into Leverndale to get that shot


Maybe he was trying to sneak out!  
Vinny the Mackem

Not sure if this is the best topic to post in, but having passed this building probably thousands of times, I noticed, for the first time, the writing at the top!  Apologies for quality of pic, taken on my phone and the sun was almost directly above.   Anyway, the old George Hotel building, corner of Sauchiehall and Buchanan.

norrie

Hi Vinnie the makem, yes I have seen that before, you will get a better shot from the stairs to the Concert Hall
Doog Doog

Vinny the Mackem wrote:
norrie wrote:
Hi doogdoog, did you have to sneak into Leverndale to get that shot


Maybe he was trying to sneak out!  


Shhhh! you'll give the game away..

Signed

Napoleon

Seriously though,you can freely walk about as it is mostly turned over to housing..
Marblez

Doog Doog looking at that pic I thought I would have to don my ghillie suit      
Vinny the Mackem

An, ahem, "atmospheric" view of the close Oscar Slater lived in when he didn't kill anyone.

69 St George's Road

norrie

Hi Vinnie the Mackem, did someone leave the close door opened
I have a shot of the close and door of one of the women he was accused of killing, it was dark too
Vinny the Mackem

Norrie, I shot it through the glass on the security door, otherwise I'd have popped up to the landing where his flat actually was! He was only accused of the one murder. It's thanks to that case, and the controversy that followed, that the criminal appeal court was set up in Scotland. Before that, the decision was final. Thankfully Slater didn't meet his maker at the gallows. It most certainly wisnae him!
Vinny the Mackem

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks12/1202631h.html#pic8
Vinny the Mackem

This is the locus of the murder today. Middle floor on the left is the actual room.

norrie

Hi Vinnie The Mackem,thats the house we visited
iiisecondcreep

Wasn't sure if this was the right thread for these

Some new artwork at Ingram St car park







Alex Glass



Doog Doog

Nice ones,Alex
Marblez

City Centre (Aug 2013)

City Centre 01 by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr
Doog Doog

Cracker,Ally.
Marblez


City Centre 02 by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr


City Centre 03 by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr


City Centre 05 by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr
Marblez


City Centre 04 by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr


City Centre 06 by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr
Marblez


City Centre 07 by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr


Old Timers by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr
Doog Doog

 Great pics,Ally
norrie

Hi Ally_M, good photos, not so sure I should post mine but I will
Marblez

C'mon Norrie ... let's see 'em ...

P.S. I have plans for future shots .. I just need to ask a friend a favour (and no it's not you )
norrie

Hi Ally_M, I am loading them onto Photobucket right now
Marblez


Emirates Arena Glasgow II by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr
fastnet


A coo. by john.mcknight, on Flickr


Mural by john.mcknight, on Flickr


New art by john.mcknight, on Flickr
Marblez

Nice ones John ... but is that not "graffiti"

Anyways ... wonder when the council are going to "remove" this height restriction sign on Dalmarnock Road ....


Dalmarnock Road by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr
fastnet

Painting oan walls is graffiti............ Posh graffiti right enough.  
Marblez

fastnet wrote:
Painting oan walls is graffiti............ Posh graffiti right enough.  


P O S H graffiti .... who would have thought in our fair city ...
norrie

Hi Ally_M, never noticed that before

Fastnet, surely thats art?
cybers

Art is subjective and the height restriction was only in place for over a hunner years .....    

The one for Duke Street at Todd Street was only removed recently over the last couple of years as I remember out of town trucks sitting there with drivers scratching their heads wondering if the restriction was further up and scared to get stuck in Bandit country with their piece on the line
Marblez

I'm sure the McKinlay St closed at Devon St sign which was put up years ago is still there even though the street is now wiped off the map due to the M74 extension being built.

As for the art thing are there still any gable end paintings left in the city? Might be an idea for a new thread to record any that are left before they are all consigned to the history books. I remember seeing a few crackers around Garnethill and St George's Cross in old books
Marblez


Glasgow Rooftops I by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr


Glasgow Rooftops III by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr


Glasgow Rooftops V by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr
Marblez


Glasgow Rooftops II by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr


Glasgow Rooftops IV by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr
Marblez


Vertigo by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr
norrie

Hi Ally_M, looks like you didn't waste your time at Norfolk Ct
Good clear shots you even captured some of the hills Dumgoyne?
Marblez

I like to drip feed them Norrie ... as for the hills I have no idea but someone should be able to identify them on here
norrie

Hi Ally_m, I think they are part of the Campsie Fells, the hump at the end is I beleive Dumgoyne, Glengoyne Distillery is close to it
Marblez

My knowledge extends as far as the Campsie Fells and the Old Kilpatrick Hills ... as for individual names ....  
Stuball


City Water Feature by stuballscramble, on Flickr
Marblez


The Equalizer is in town by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr
norrie

Hi Ally_M, was that taken in Glasgow? the tall building looks like the Commercial College in Cathedral st
Marblez

Correct Norrie looking down Bath Lane from Douglas Street
norrie

Hi Ally_M, I have been in that lane but never noticed that shot, does that surprise you
Marblez

norrie wrote:
Hi Ally_M, I have been in that lane but never noticed that shot, does that surprise you


N O P E !
cybers

Stuball wrote:

City Water Feature by stuballscramble, on Flickr



Where ???
James

It's the Molindinar Burn at Blackhill.


James H
darrel












































DavidMcD316

nice set Darrel
norrie

Hi Darrel, good shots from doors open day
Catnip

Fantastic set!
darrel

Thanks for your kind comments  
cybers

Great shots but if you could split them next time to say 6 photos per post that would be great. It helps with page loading times as strange as it may sound there are still folk out there on dial up connections.
kev

Before the squinty bridge


cybers

Aha now that is a different photo on the theme  
Doog Doog

Cracking pics Darrel & Kev.
Marblez

kev wrote:
Before the squinty bridge




and here's one before the squiggly bridge


Pre-Squiggle by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr
Marblez

I know this has been covered in depth in another thread so I thought this would be better here (if the mods want to move it then ok)


End of the Coliseum by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr
BTJustice


Over the clyde by route9autos.co.uk, on Flickr


Over the clyde by route9autos.co.uk, on Flickr
Marblez

Gushetfaulds - the site of a former freight yard just off Cathcart Road in the Gorbals. It is now being cleared in preparation of the building of a new First Bus depot to the replace the one currently being used, which is the former Larkfield tram depot in Butterbiggins Road


Gushetfaulds by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr
norrie

Hi Marblez, you get a great close up when you have a big one
They are still clearing this site, any ideas as to when they will start building?
Marblez

norrie wrote:
Hi Marblez, you get a great close up when you have a big one
They are still clearing this site, any ideas as to when they will start building?


Norrie I told you before that your wee one gets a closer close-up than my big one .... ooer !! ... As for building, no idea I would presume that they will want to get started before the end of the year. The only thing in place is the traffic lights and as I said to you that day I cannot understand why it wasn't possible to make a crossroads with the existing set from the new Caley Road
norrie

Hi Marblez, I have tried to zoom in that shot many times and it never turns out as good as yours
Reason for the extra set of lights is, bugger the drivers,lets put in another set of lights
Of course the lights may only come on when buses are leaving the depot, a priority light?
Marblez

norrie wrote:
Hi Marblez, I have tried to zoom in that shot many times and it never turns out as good as yours
Reason for the extra set of lights is, bugger the drivers,lets put in another set of lights
Of course the lights may only come on when buses are leaving the depot, a priority light?


I must just be a better photographer then ... it's a strange set-up because there are two lanes at the Caley Road lights, left lane turn left and right lane straight on. They are now going to have BUSES trying to turn RIGHT across the traffic so the cars will have to snake behind them (if there is space) and yet there is an unused triangle of land where the stub of Castle St joins Cathcart road which is unused !! Surely they could have reconfigured that piece of ground when they upgraded the bit between that and Aikenhead Road to dual carriageway when the motorway was built. Bad planning on someones part and the motorist will suffer
norrie

Hi marblez, no doubt there is a logical reason for the extra set of lights, Im glad I no longer travel during the rush hour
Marblez


Gas Chamber by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr
DavidMcD316

Marblez wrote:

Gas Chamber by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr


good pic :)

needs repainted though!!
Marblez

They do but since they were decomissioned last year who knows what the future holds for them ....
DavidMcD316

Marblez wrote:
They do but since they were decomissioned last year who knows what the future holds for them ....


Didnt realise that. Alot of work going on around that site. Is the whole site getting shut and knocked down?
Marblez

Not sure, this was from 21st November 2012

What now for city's Provan gas towers?

FOR more than a century, the twin gasometers of the Provan Gas Works have dominated Glasgow's skyline.



But Scottish Gas Networks is now considering their future after the towers were decommissioned as part of a major redevelopment of the site.

The two blue towers can each hold 283,000 cubic metres of gas. They are each 280ft in diameter and among the largest of their kind in the UK.

Earlier this year, Scotland Gas Networks was given permission to develop the site at Blochairn Road.

Now the company has lodged a new application for permission to store up to 500 tonnes of gas in mobile tankers at the East End site.

A Scottish Gas Networks spokeswoman said: "Scotland Gas Networks put in a planning application to develop the existing infrastructure at our Provan site.

"This application has been approved.

"We are building a parking area for some of our Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) tankers.

"The amount of gas on the site at any time will not exceed the amount stored at the site previously in the gas holders.

"The gas holders at Provan are not used for storing gas any more. As with all industries, technology has developed and we no longer need to use this means of storage.

"We will be considering the future of these gas holders but no decisions have been made."

Provan Gas Works was built by Glasgow Corporation in 1904.

The site later became part of British Gas and, subsequently, Scottish Gas Networks.

Originally the plant undertook gas manufacturing from the coking of coal, but was downgraded significantly in the 1980s.

Most recently, the plant was used solely for gas storage and distribution.

Since the construction of the M8 and M80 in the 1970s and 1980s, which run directly next to the plant, the twin gas holders have become an unofficial symbol for those driving from Edinburgh and the north that they have almost reached Glasgow city centre.

The towers have also gained an affection among Glaswegians since they were used to display huge placards promoting the "Glasgow's Miles Better" campaign.

A Glasgow City Council spokesman said: "The application will be considered in due course."
norrie

Hi Marblez, what could they build on those sites?
Surely the ground has been contaminated over the years
Good shots
Marblez

Not sure Norrie but since it was used for manufacturing there could be any number of contaminants in the soil which would limit any possible redevelopment for other uses
DavidMcD316

thanks for the info there Marblez
Marblez

Some more information on Glasgow's Gas Works on this thread David
darrel

some photos taken from the top deck of a bus





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DavidMcD316

good mix of pics there Darrel.
fastnet


SECC tunnel by john.mcknight, on Flickr
Marblez

Nice one John ... but makes me wonder has the outside ever been cleaned since they built it
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