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Hawick_1987

Your 'hidden gems' in Glasgow in 2012?

Mission: To inspire urbexers old and new alike into exploring new/forgotten places in Glasgow and the surrounding area.

Suggested Rules: To qualify, these places must not be 'off limits' i.e. live railways, building sites etc. and may not include well-known and documented sites i.e. Botanic Gardens Railway Station - unless new information/photos are brought to light.

Additional Information: 'Right to Roam 2003 (Scotland) Act' link found here: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/asp/2003/2/contents

To start us off my suggestion is not exactly a revelation, but it is a curiosity that takes me back to my Univeristy of Glasgow days. Room 256 in the Kelvin Building belongs to Dr. John Malkovich. It is a third the size of nearby doors and leads into a small recess above what used to be the synch hall. It is a nod to the 1999 film 'Being John Malkovich,' where a pupeteer finds a portal to John Malkovich's mind. It seems to be in an odd position as the building no longer hosts the philosophy department.



cybers

You just broke your own rules...
That is off limits as far as Joe Schmo is concerned and cant really be classed as urbex in the proper sense of the word as its a seat of learning surely ?
It is just a bit of pedantry and i do like the little door .... and the film was not John Cusacks finest hour for sure.
Hawick_1987

cybers wrote:
You just broke your own rules...
That is off limits as far as Joe Schmo is concerned and cant really be classed as urbex in the proper sense of the word as its a seat of learning surely ?
It is just a bit of pedantry and i do like the little door .... and the film was not John Cusacks finest hour for sure.


Aye, I suppose!  

My other suggestion is what remains of the original route of the Monklands Canal from the M8 at J9 Easterhouse (Rogerfield Road) through to Cuilhill near Bargeddie.
cybers

The problem with Urbex is its surrounded by grey areas in a law sense and whilst we do like to have a poke and a nose around in some derelicts and some not so there is still some legal issues that could affect work rights of some members myself included.

It's also quite a good idea not to openly publicise where and when you will be purely for the personal safety aspect cos if plods not read it a wee toe rag arse wipe ned might have.

Though we usually post to a relevant post when its done  
Hawick_1987

cybers wrote:
The problem with Urbex is its surrounded by grey areas in a law sense and whilst we do like to have a poke and a nose around in some derelicts and some not so there is still some legal issues that could affect work rights of some members myself included.

It's also quite a good idea not to openly publicise where and when you will be purely for the personal safety aspect cos if plods not read it a wee toe rag arse wipe ned might have.

Though we usually post to a relevant post when its done  


Amended as rule 3 then Cybers - when it comes to the time and place of your urbexing -- don't ask, don't tell!  
norrie

I dont know whether my trips down the lanes of Glasgow count but I sure as heck dont advertise I am going to do it
So far I have had no problems, though I was advised to go two handed in one area, not done it so far
Happy exploring Hawick_1987
skintobalinto

This could be a hidden Gem if it is what I think it is



Is this an old WW II bomb shelter in the bottom of a garden in Kingspark
Doog Doog

skintobalinto wrote:
This could be a hidden Gem if it is what I think it is



Is this an old WW II bomb shelter in the bottom of a garden in Kingspark


It certainly gives the impression of being one....
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