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stairheedramy

Strangest thing you've seen in Glasgow

I once saw a coach and four horses driving through Aikenhead road at two in the morning- and it was driven by a guy dressed with the full black formal suit and top hat- of course it might have been the acid.  What have you seen?
cybers

Re: Strangest thing you've seen in Glasgow

stairheedramy wrote:
I once saw a coach and four horses driving through Aikenhead road at two in the morning- and it was driven by a guy dressed with the full black formal suit and top hat- of course it might have been the acid. What have you seen?


1990 ish ? I have my reasons for asking
fastnet

Re: Strangest thing you've seen in Glasgow

cybers wrote:
stairheedramy wrote:
I once saw a coach and four horses driving through Aikenhead road at two in the morning- and it was driven by a guy dressed with the full black formal suit and top hat- of course it might have been the acid.  What have you seen?


1990 ish ? I have my reasons for asking


Was it you ?.......
cybers

NC
fastnet

cybers wrote:
NC


Mibayes aye, Mibayes naw ?......  
stairheedramy

visions

It would have been about 1980- so is it a 10 yearly event?
cybers

Big mate came into my flat ranting and raving about a glass hearse and rider with four black ponies we all laughed the heed aff him ...
But he was away to the Esso for essential late night supplies himself so never got taken seriously .... he was still going on about it right up till he died....

But in 1980 i was still at school lol this was round about 1990
stairheedramy

visions

Thats strange because the one I saw was drawn by black horses- There were around 7 of us who saw it - though we were cognitively enhanced at the time
cybers

So was he    
With the glassy eyed grin of a madman  
norrie

1990s?? Argyle st, 6 folk walking along the pedestrian part, dark suits and crows masks on , I never did find out what was going on.
Beano

Going home one night I turned right off Castle street onto Royston Rd, and my headlights focused on two big fat arsed women doing a pish. I must add it was winter and the amount of steam they produced made them appear as if they were in a sauna.    
cybers

Beano that does not count as strange unless yi led a sheltered life  
Beano

cybers wrote:
Beano that does not count as strange unless yi led a sheltered life
it diz mate ye should huv seen the size o'the bums    
norrie

Hi beano, now thats a strange sight, bet you thought the moon was coming up
Tommy

I once saw a guy walking down Glassford Street dressed like Jesus and carrying a full-size crucifix. No big signs, no evangelistic ranting and raving, no explanation, just walking along the street looking like serious business personified. Gotta love Glasgow. Well, sometimes at least.  
Delmont St Xavier

Strangest sight I saw in Glasgow was one summer evening, sitting in a house in Loudon Terrace - a girl with a pony comes galloping up the street, followed by another half dozen ponies.  I thought at the time, 'my yer fair faur fae Blackpool, hen.'
Gareth1974

I've seen that glass hearse with the horses before. It was downstairs from my flat in Main St, Bridgeton around 2006 and I think it was for some drug dealer who had been gunned-down up a close.

As always the criminal element enjoy a greater standard of living; and death.

I wonder how many snatched purses, stolen phones and break-ins paid for that?
Gareth1974

Beano wrote:
Going home one night I turned right off Castle street onto Royston Rd, and my headlights focused on two big fat arsed women doing a pish. I must add it was winter and the amount of steam they produced made them appear as if they were in a sauna.


Had a similar experience but this time with two drunk student-type girls who were crouched down at the former entrance to the Duke St Abbatoir on Abercromby St.

One was saying something like,

'oh look ... there's a man.'

Her friend looked at me and just said,

' we're not really peeing ... just going 'wheeeee!' '
cybers

At a party on Vicky Road one night about 1993 sitting in the bay window of the first floor flat about 2am and a guy up the back of the nightservice was having a wank... Whole party howled out the window at the boy he just pulled his jacket over his face and carried on... Probably booted oot the The Plaza for having an offensive weapon  
MogwaiYT

Drinking in the Pot Still on a Friday evening a few years ago, went in around 8/9pm.  Sat down and next to us, on a shelf, where everyone put their jackets was a single black office shoe, no owner.  

Fair enough, not usual to see, but not entirely odd. 10 minutes later guy came up to us and said
"Strange question, but any of you seen a black shoe".  
"Aye, it's just over there on the shelf" Mystery solved.
He came back over "Aye, that's not mine."

One small pub, two men missing shoes

???
cybers

MogwaiYT wrote:
Drinking in the Pot Still on a Friday evening a few years ago, went in around 8/9pm.  Sat down and next to us, on a shelf, where everyone put their jackets was a single black office shoe, no owner.  

Fair enough, not usual to see, but not entirely odd. 10 minutes later guy came up to us and said
"Strange question, but any of you seen a black shoe".  
"Aye, it's just over there on the shelf" Mystery solved.
He came back over "Aye, that's not mine."

One small pub, two men missing shoes

???


yi dont need shoes if yir legless then ?
cybers

Was in a Glasgow warehouse today and spotted something below a big dust cover.... Asked about it and was allowed to look ... it was one of those big street map thingys with the wind/roller handles on the side in mint condition. Cant remember the last time I saw one in fact think the last one I saw was the one that used to sit outside the Tourist Information place in George Square.

Unfortunately where I was photography is strictly not allowed and as they were a client I had to respect that decision fully. I was genuinely flabbergasted to see this bloody relic and was told I should actually see some of the other stuff they have.

I am hoping that this was an invite for later on.
Fjord

One of the best bits of street furniture that we have lost. I think its time they made a return going by the amount of visitors to the city.

It doesn't need a 21st century revamp either although my preference was the one with a row of 30 buttons when pressed lit up a small lamp at the particular location of interest overlaid on a large map  IE: Railway Station, Tourist attraction, Hospital, Taxi Rank, Bus Station etc.

Like this one below from the brilliant Raymond Depardon collection illustrating how popular they were back in  1980 with grown men fighting each other to have a go.



Raymond Depardon  @ magnum photos
Stuball

I have a vague recollection of one of those push button light up ones being in Pitlochry.... where, I can't remember
cybers

Fjord that is exactly the thing I meant. As for the push button ones, was there not one of those outside St Enoch Station ? I have a very hazy memory of me and my sister playing with one of those while waiting on a bus to Castlemilk from the terminus.
Alex Glass

A London Bus in Glasgow


Filming on Broomielaw (23) by Alex J Glass, on Flickr

Plus another film scene on Broomielaw


Filming on Broomielaw (13) by Alex J Glass, on Flickr


Filming on Broomielaw (1) by Alex J Glass, on Flickr
BTJustice

How about a terrapin sunbathing on a log in the Forth and Clyde canal?

Erskine bridge loop 27 by Dave Campbell, on Flickr

Dave
cybers

WTF ... I think you just found the strangest thing in Scotland never mind Glasgow
norrie

Has to be a first, needs a mate  
Stuball

I'm guessing it was bought as a pet them dumped when the child no longer wanted it
sputnik

nah,theyre more common in the canal than most people think.
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