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Connolly at 75: MacLean

Gallowgate
Glasgow
1st June 2017

For some reason they painted over the old Viaduct mural that used to be on this wall.That mural was referenced in the Peoples mural which was also a commission for the BBC celebrating the Commonwealth Games.
Are there not enough gable ends available and why all three in the city centre. I realise two are vaguely close to the Scotia but none in Partick or near the shipyards ?

2nd Mural.
Vettrianos on Dixon St

From Glasgow Uni Bell Tower

May 28th 2017

I had made a panorama of the Thomas Annan photos from the top of the Bell Tower a few years ago.
Glasgow 1907
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LINK

( NB http://special.lib.gla.ac.uk/exhibns/month/june2004.html )
A video was posted to twitter on May 26th 2017 from the tower ( https://twitter.com/UofGlasgow/status/868125771520462850 ) so i tried to match the images.

110 years apart

( Zoomable version with images as layers; From Bell Tower )


Connolly at 75: Vettriano

Glasgow Hootenanny
Dixon St
Glasgow
24th May 2017


First of three murals for Billy Connollys 75th birthday.
Others to come on Osborne st and the Gallowgate.

Old Toll Bar

Old Toll Bar
1-3 Paisley Road West Glasgow, G51 1LF
5th October 2016

Old Toll Bar,GLasgow

Old Toll Bar,GLasgow

Well, heres something i didnt think i would get to do again.
Open, cleaned up and looking good.




Previously

As with some other out of city centre pubs ( Portland Arms, Star Bar ) this has probably never been seen by as many people as it should. Go, now that you have the chance.

Rockus

Rockus
1038 Argyle Street,
Glasgow G3 8LX
1st October 2016

Closing today
Rockus,Glasgow

I guess the draw of servicing the Hydro crowd is just too much for anything different to survive along here.

Doors Open Days 2016

Thursday 15th September 2016
Lunchtime "Glasgows Underground Railways" :
good little talk . Would like to see something added and practical next year like having a walk along the City & Union line or run a passenger train.
wee niggle; Screen too small for bright building

Evening City of Glasgow College Riverside Campus.
Very good. Impressive building and facilities. You could hear the enthusiasm from the presenters. Maybe add in something about the environmental design function of the building.
City of Glasgow College

Saturday 17th September
RSNO
I think almost everything in this picture potentially moves to alter the acoustic properties. Very Impressive.
NB the wall on the bottom left in the up position while right hand side is down to narrow the space.

West of Scotland Cricket Club
Even got to see the indoor cages in an old air raid type shelter. It has been rented out for the day hence the bouncy castle.

Anderston Kelvingrove Church
The find of this year. Wonderful people , a true community facility with a diverse range of uses helping in all sorts of ways. Groups, churches(plural), night shelter etc etc
Also, what a building.
It is kind of criminal that places like this can struggle when there are places nearby and throughout the city that manage to have money poured in to them.

St Vincent Street.
Waiting for bus it struck me that this time next year this view will be very different. Archiving.

Hoskins Architects
Very much an activity stop . I took the opportunity to grab a picture out the corner windows :)

On way to Sheriffs Court

Sheriffs Court
Busy.

Savings Bank , Bridge Street
It was pretty dark in there . Informative talk. Maybe do outside bit first so all that dark eye adaption isnt thrown away a few minutes in.

Bag O' Nails

Bag O' Nails
165 Dumbarton Road
Glasgow
G11 6AA
3rd September 2016

Bag O'Nails

Formerly Partick Tavern, Partick Brewing Company

Old Toll Bar

Old Toll Bar
1-3 Paisley Road West Glasgow, G51 1LF
3rd September 2016

Previous Photos

With the great news that this bar is going to be reopening after almost three years of closure i stopped by to quickly see if i could get a quick look inside.
Happily the bar is still sound and ,at the very least, in need of a deep clean. The mirrors are intact and this will be a great if slightly out of the way bar.
This along with Portland Arms and Star Bar ( esp the front gushet bit ) are among the best looking bars but sadly unknown to most of the general population.

Old Toll Bar,Glasgow

Old Toll Bar,Glasgow