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Alex Glass

Raintown (Glasgow)

As the weather during the summer was a bit wet I thought it would be worth starting a topic where everyone can post the photos they may have taken during the rainy summer.







Some photos of the World Pipe Band Championship - Beat the Retreat in George Square the Friday before the competition.



James

Glasgow is indeed Raintown. And I always thought this song summed it up perfectly.
I remember seeing Ewan Vernal (the DB bassist) with Fish - he played on one of
the big mans albums....





James H
Alex Glass

Thanks Fastnet and James

I had always planned to make a video of photos and video taken when it is raining and putting the Deacon Blue - Raintown as the backing track.

May still give it a go at some point.
fastnet

Oops..............Is this just meant to be a Glasgow thread ??

Apologies if it is........................      
Alex Glass

       

Rains Rain in any town.

       
Stuball

Gives me a chance to air this little gem again



and a few others





This is scan of a print.... taken on my old olympus OM10 about 11 years ago I think... maybe 12 now

fastnet

That 1st pic is a belter Stu....................      
Alex Glass

Crackers Stu

Love that first one but they are all good.
cybers

Yer Stu everytime i see that pic i think yes thats Glasgow alright ....
When it's dry its great but if we are all really honest we secretly like a bit of rain.
kev

Me... I love nothing more than looking out my tenement window after a hard days graft with a nice glass of red in hand watching the rain coming down...Canny beat it..
cybers

kev wrote:
Me... I love nothing more than looking out my smashed tenement window after a hard days claiming with a nice glass of bucky in hand watching the rain coming down...Canny beat it..


Ohh very bourgeois  
Lone Groover


Texco car park, Hairymill.
Saltmarketeer

cybers wrote:
kev wrote:
Me... I love nothing more than looking out my smashed tenement window after a hard days claiming with a nice glass of bucky in hand watching the rain coming down...Canny beat it..


Ohh very bourgeois  


That reminds me of a Billy Connolly joke. He had a Glaswegian mate who used to make his visitors a fried egg and call them bourgeois for not wanting to eat it out of their hands.



On-topic - I LOVE the rain.
kev

cybers wrote:
kev wrote:
Me... I love nothing more than looking out my smashed tenement window after a hard days claiming with a nice glass of bucky in hand watching the rain coming down...Canny beat it..


Ohh very bourgeois  


      I have ..for the record..never tried bucky..I have however tried its sister drink ..Eldorado..
As a young man in the early eighties working in Govan shipbuilders on the nightshift it seemed everyone was pi$$ed all the time.Which wasnt true but a lot of bevying went on.
The winter of 1981 was horrendously cold and the yard being next to the river was an awful place to be working in.
Managed to talk my foreman into putting me into the bar bay in the shed where I would gas cut the steel frames using that were used to stiffen the ships..The plater who did the making off of these bars was an old guy called Dinger Bell and he used to drink a bottle of EL.D a night somtimes two.
Funny funny guy who had been in the war and used to tell all us youngsters that he had been a dispatch rider for General Montgomary and he was on first name terms with "Bernard" He told us he was in a Dakota on the morning of D-day sitting on his motorbike and when the light turned green he drove straight out of the plane the parachute automaticly detaching itself when he hit the ground so he didnt waste any time riding to see Monty....Superb..Anyway he used to give me a small cup of Eldorado to warm me most nights that winter and have to say it worked a treat...
Alex Glass

Thanks everyone for contributing.

Sometimes threads just take on their own life and it is good to read some personal stories of ordinary life in the Raintown. Please keep it coming.

Post any photos at any time of Glasgow in the Rain. Tell us your stories or even find a Glasgow related song that mentions the raintown
Stuball

How about Tinseltown in the Rain?
Saltmarketeer

Stuball wrote:
How about Tinseltown in the Rain?


Blue Nile?

Classic, absolute classic!

Lone Groover

Alex Glass

Pollok Park in the Rain

At the Glasgow Highland Cattle Show today





cybers

Did you eat anything off the Quality Catering van....
I did at Scone Palace... All i can say is am glad my teath were my own
and i had never had Steak Flavoured Bubblegum before.
iiisecondcreep

cybers wrote:
Did you eat anything off the Quality Catering van....
I did at Scone Palace... All i can say is am glad my teath were my own
and i had never had Steak Flavoured Bubblegum before.


I think that is the same lot that catered for the Gathering. Really, really disgusting.

Anyway, here is my contribution, taken on a mobile phone.

cybers

iiisecondcreep wrote:

Anyway, here is my contribution, taken on a mobile phone.



That is stoating down in that stoating pic...
fastnet

Just remembered about these.....



Doog Doog

 
Alex Glass

Wednesday 4th November

Sauchiehall Street In The Rain





Buchanan Street In The Rain

Doog Doog

Lone Groover

Alex Glass

Very artistic LG. Was that taken from a bus?

Lone Groover

Alex Glass wrote:
Very artistic LG. Was that taken from a bus?



Thanx Alex, It was a bus shelter at Partick Bus Station.  
cybers

Lone Groover wrote:


Cracker
Puts me in mind of an Album cover but cannot for the life of me think which one  
Lone Groover

cybers wrote:
Cracker
Puts me in mind of an Album cover but cannot for the life of me think which one  




Know what you mean, but can only think of this one, and thats not it......
Alex Glass

steviem

cybers wrote:
Lone Groover wrote:


Cracker
Puts me in mind of an Album cover but cannot for the life of me think which one  


Cybers,
had this one in mind but maybe showing my age.    Nice one LG.

Alex Glass

Doog Doog

Stuball

Puddle in Linn Park

steviem

Nice one Stu  

Too slow to get out the car and rainbow had nearly faded  

Doog Doog

good ones,peeps
calamity

Stuball wrote:
Gives me a chance to air this little gem again



and a few others





This is scan of a print.... taken on my old olympus OM10 about 11 years ago I think... maybe 12 now

like this one..
Doog Doog

belters,Stu
Lone Groover

James




James H
wee minx

Very nice James
Doog Doog

nice one,James
Saltmarketeer



Early morning rain on London Road
Beano

Very nice Salty..I take it your on the bus mate  
Lone Groover

Saltmarketeer

Beano wrote:
Very nice Salty..I take it your on the bus mate  


No, that was from the car window the other morning. It was chucking it down so I did what I normally do in those circumstances; turn the heater up for a minute, wait till I'm toasty then kill the engine and just enjoy the sound.

gittus

Stunning rainbow snapped on the way back from work, Friday 14th May.

1st one at St Andrews Works, 2nd one at Bus Depot looking down Butterbiggins Road.


Beano

gittus...good capture mate.  
Alex Glass

Fair Saturday in Glasgow 2011



cybers

Looks about right to me  
Doog Doog

Nice ones,Alex
Doog Doog

Belter Fastnet
dmk

Stuball wrote:






love this =]
Alex Glass

As ordered by Cybers

Alex Glass











fastnet


Raining again. by john.mcknight, on Flickr
kev

Rainy night on the High St







Doog Doog

Brilliant,Kev. Old College  Bar one is ace!
Hawick_1987

Nice set Kev  
BTJustice


Pugh, Pugh, Barney Mcgrew etc. by route9autos.co.uk, on Flickr
cybers

kev wrote:


Rainy night on the High St





Love this.... It has everything needed to convey a dreecht dismal night  
skintobalinto


Castlemilk Road by Skintobalinto, on Flickr
fastnet

Great pics guys......
BTJustice


rainy july 13 5 by route9autos.co.uk, on Flickr


rainy july 13 1 by route9autos.co.uk, on Flickr


rainy july 13 4 by route9autos.co.uk, on Flickr
fastnet

Think these fit in here........ 'Scuse the finger..



joyce

Love the photos and videos...
norrie

Hi Fastnet I was driving home from Inverkip in that rain, it was wild right enough
The bowling green was pretty well drookit
cybers

Marblez

Cracker Cybs - is that the remains of the Sighthill block ?
James

It is. I got a couple of it earlier that I'll stick in the Sighthill thread.



James H
Marblez


Blue Hotel by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr
cybers

Oh now then  
Marblez

The forecast said it was to be "cloudy" tonight .... it was wrong !
Marblez


Rainy Anderston by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr
cybers


Raintown by David C Laurie, on Flickr
norrie

Hi Cybers, thats good one
Marblez


Raintown by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr
norrie

Hi Marblez, I told you should have wiped the window
Marblez

norrie wrote:
Hi Marblez, I told you should have wiped the window


and here I thought you were the concierge !
norrie

Retired concierge
Marblez

norrie wrote:
Tired concierge


Marblez


Reindeer by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr
norrie

Good shot marblez
I passed that corner yesterday and noticed the reindeer was fenced off, never seen it like that before
Marblez

norrie wrote:
Good shot marblez
I passed that corner yesterday and noticed the reindeer was fenced off, never seen it like that before


That's because it's only lit up at night    
Beano

Marblez wrote:
norrie wrote:
Good shot marblez
I passed that corner yesterday and noticed the reindeer was fenced off, never seen it like that before


That's because it's only lit up at night    

 yer a bad man
norrie

No, its lit during the day
I was reffering to the fence, I have never seen it fenced off before
Marblez

norrie wrote:
No, its lit during the day
I was reffering to the fence, I have never seen it fenced off before


I'll bet you never noticed the building behind it is the Bucks Head Building ... by a certain Mr A Thomson of 1 Moray Place Glasgow ....
norrie

Hi Marblez, of course I noticed that building, I have taken several shots over the years and I knew who done it
I might be daft but I am not stupid
mani

the building behind the dear has had a wee makeover
Hawick_1987

Duke Street was flooded again tonight, after heavy rain.
cybers

Thought that drain emptied into the Mollie  
Hawick_1987

cybers wrote:
Thought that drain emptied into the Mollie  


Aye it does, but I think all the dead leaves and junk clog it up something rotten. During Hurricane Bawbag, the street was impassible for a few hours.
Vinny the Mackem

This was the Clyde Walkway/Swimway on 18 December, just at the lowest section under the George V bridge.





cybers

Wow now thats Tidal    Well caught Vinny
norrie

I was on the bus as it passed over the Clyde and I said to my wife, thats a high tide, I didn't realise how high
Well caught Vinny The Mackem
Targer

So the Clyde is up a bit.
fastnet


Hard rain by john.mcknight, on Flickr
ken198960

raintown by kennygraham1, on Flickr

rain town by kennygraham1, on Flickr

rainy by kennygraham1, on Flickr

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