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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 4:20 pm    Post subject: General Discussion Thread  Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Urban Glasgow Collection General Discussion Thread

Please use the discussion thread for any conversation on any of the sections/images that are of interest to you or if you wish to make general comment.

We are trying to ensure that the project threads are not cluttered with random distractions and are able to grow and remain viewable to others. So please keep the chit chat in this thread.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

This is fab. Absolutely fascinating. There's no enough hours in the day!

You guys are doing a great job - youse deserve a medal.

Thanks HH for the heads up. Keep up the good work.

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Welcome aboard westtender feel free to add your tuppence worth to our multifarious topics
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

So ...
After finding the time to actually view the collection properly i have to say...
That was great. A wee nostalgic trip through the toon via old photo's and looking back i was astounded to see so little in the way of traffic.
I could not help but notice how many parking spaces there seemed to be and how fashionable we looked back in the old days.
It was also amazing to notice that in some of the people photo's the swanky threads from then are seen on the kids of today and they think its the 1st time around. And we cant help but think "What would it have been like"
Well i remember having to go outside to play because there was no video or the telly needed a valve I do not think the city has suffered from change it has to move on, But what i do find slightly off putting is why some of these grander buildings had to go. Hindsight they say is a wonderful thing and nostalgia is only how you percieve it.
Thats what makes these photo's extra special as we can dip in and out of the past see what it was like and though we cannot experience it for ourselves we can at least have a wee look.

If we are totally honest would we swap our up n doon sterr back n front door 3 apt up a close wae an inside lavvy for a single end wae the cludgie on the landin or worse still halfway doon the back court ?

So to the guys and gals who put this collection together i thank you. It truly is smashing and heres hoping there is a generation behind us who view our efforts to capture a moment in time of this city with the same nostalgia and wonderment.

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That extra special photo for me is the Fifti ices one on the Saltmarket lets face it was there any glesga wean who never went daft at the sound of the chimes ? (real wans)

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

cybers wrote:
So ...
After finding the time to actually view the collection properly i have to say...
That was great. A wee nostalgic trip through the toon via old photo's and looking back i was astounded to see so little in the way of traffic.
I could not help but notice how many parking spaces there seemed to be and how fashionable we looked back in the old days.
It was also amazing to notice that in some of the people photo's the swanky threads from then are seen on the kids of today and they think its the 1st time around. And we cant help but think "What would it have been like"
Well i remember having to go outside to play because there was no video or the telly needed a valve I do not think the city has suffered from change it has to move on, But what i do find slightly off putting is why some of these grander buildings had to go. Hindsight they say is a wonderful thing and nostalgia is only how you percieve it.
Thats what makes these photo's extra special as we can dip in and out of the past see what it was like and though we cannot experience it for ourselves we can at least have a wee look.

If we are totally honest would we swap our up n doon sterr back n front door 3 apt up a close wae an inside lavvy for a single end wae the cludgie on the landin or worse still halfway doon the back court ?

So to the guys and gals who put this collection together i thank you. It truly is smashing and heres hoping there is a generation behind us who view our efforts to capture a moment in time of this city with the same nostalgia and wonderment.

P.S
That extra special photo for me is the Fifti ices one on the Saltmarket lets face it was there any glesga wean who never went daft at the sound of the chimes ? (real wans)


I had to quote your comments Cybers as I totally agree with every word you have said. These comments would have been a fitting header to many of the photo sections in the Urban Glasgow Collection
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Finally got some spare time to see the collection at leisure and it didn`t disappoint, excellent stuff in here, hours and hours of reading.
I think cybers said it all in his post so i`m away for another browse
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Scary wrote:
i`m away for another browse

Good man, Scary, you have an greater insight into demolished buildings than most here, get posting the good stuff.  
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 3:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Some great posts on here.

Think what annoys us all even we don,t want to go back sharing outside lavvies is the complete destuction of inner city Glasgow.

My personal hate is the Townhead interchange.

They did,nt even get it right, funneling everything in two lanes heading for the Kingston Bridge.

Seems that on the lavvy front the last houses with outside toilets were in Govanhill pre renovation early 1990s.

My mate had a key for one in Allison St.

Did,nt share the toilet though, he was the only one left in the close.
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This site is absolutely tremendous!! Some of the photos are awe inspiring and have made me want to go and take some of my own!! As soon as I do I will be posting them for your pleasure, although I dont know if they will do justice compared to what I have seen already!!

Good job guys!!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Ok if I die of starvation I'm blaming this site  
I have been up since 7.15am and thought since I got the link sent to me for the site would have a wee nosey around,but once I got started looking through the photo's I looked at the clock and it was 9.40am ,I have not even had my morning cuppa never mind my brekky .
Absolutly brilliant site and lots of hard work has went into providing the various topics etc,keep up the good work and thank you for sharing all your info etc.

cheerio the noo

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