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Melody
post 7th Dec 2003, 10:11am
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Listen to me Scotslad, that grass was a tiny bit patchy because it was a wee place to lie down and sunbathe on a very infrequent summer's day for all my beloved Glaswegians. I liked that and it was familiar the way it was....people first!! Yes I did like it!
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post 7th Dec 2003, 11:56am
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nice photos ewan Iam sure that David L. will enjoy the transport ones after all he was a bus driver rolleyes.gif


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post 7th Dec 2003, 12:10pm
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laugh.gif Melody I guess you did like it then-I could just never understand why anyone would want to sunbath in the middle of a traffic island but we are all different
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post 7th Dec 2003, 05:08pm
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Figured that Scotslad! I've been pulling it up on the web cam - really wonderful show of lights.

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post 7th Dec 2003, 11:21pm
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aye, it looks great:)
even better to be sitting here in the warmth watching folk enjoying the cold. LOL


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post 8th Dec 2003, 12:04pm
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Scotslad have you got a transcard as well as a camera, you certainly get about, Great Photo's.

Here is a photo of George Square Now.

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post 8th Dec 2003, 12:12pm
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And Then, This is my favorite photo of Glasgow it was taken in 1903,

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post 8th Dec 2003, 09:20pm
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Thanks for the old Glasgow pictures Ewan and Alsw,absolutely fascinating and so much detail in them.It makes you realise that many parts of the city have not changed out of all recognition.Glasgow's architectural detail is brilliant and to see it in these old pictures is fantastic.The city has been washed and scrubbed and some of the old buildings are beautiful and added a few exciting new ones.I just wonder looking at the pictures taken in the early 20th C if the sandstone was still red or blond or already black with soot.I ve added a picture of a cleaned red sandstone tenement-still classic looking and at least a hundred years old.

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post 8th Dec 2003, 09:29pm
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Are we the coolest or are we the coolest! smile.gif
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post 8th Dec 2003, 10:23pm
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Even on a day as cold as today we can take on anyone Melody.Glasgow Rules...
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post 8th Dec 2003, 10:29pm
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Scotslad, the colour and sparkle of the buildings was the first thing that struck me when, after several years absence, I was back in 2000. Took me two days to find my way around but dear old Glasgow looked and felt wonderful.

The picture of St. Vincent Street (think it was yours) particularly impressed me - my Dad had his office there.

Really think we should have all these wonderful pics on one thread – they’re really worth preserving……..nudge, nudge, nudge to our great leader MARTIN!
We need a Glasgow Only, Old and New Photo Gallery.

Anyone else agree?
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post 9th Dec 2003, 12:34am
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Have they cleaned up the Royal Infirmary building yet?
I just used to accept it but, looking at the photo of the front as in Ewanmac's 1920's? pic, it looks as if the stones are all different colours. I dont know if that could be attributed to dirt or the stone itself.

I have some photos of friends and myself taken on the roof overlooking the area of that pic (66/67ish)...Unfortunately you wouldnae know from the pic where it was.


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post 9th Dec 2003, 12:59am
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GEORGE SQUARE

I and many more like me will be glad to get rid of that awful red colour in George Square. I do not know anyone who likes it. Everyone considers it an eyesore, and agree that the Councillor who Authorised this piece of vandalism should be shot.
It used to be lovely in the summer with the grass, flowers & statues. The people who worked in the area (I was one of them) spent their lunch hour sitting on the grass or benches eating their lunch and always left the Square clean & tidy. Weather permitting it was always packed, and people passing through would sit for a while, but not now.
There are no benches or grass now and the only time it looks nice is during the Christmas Season with the lovely Crib, Christmas Lights, Ice Rink, Helter Skelter and the other seasonal attractions. mad.gif

Does anyone remember the Rabbie Burns Statue and the rhyme the children used to sing:

Rabbie Burns was born in Ayr
Noo he's doon in Georges Square
If ye want tae see him there
Take a caur and pay your fare.


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post 9th Dec 2003, 01:19am
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Heather, you mean they removed the benches? Not when I was there in 2000 - May of that year was glorious - the benches were well used - 10 sunny days, not a drop of rain.

Ok, I'm an ex-Pat - what do others like me think?
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post 9th Dec 2003, 07:58am
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The benches are still there or were still there in October ,my son and I had lunch in October-OK I promised him lunch just never told him it was a sandwich in the Square wink.gif The Square certainly annoyed a few folk when the council re vamped it and I was one of them when I first heard about it and while the work was going on.After it was finished I was still unhappy with the colour but it has grown on me over the last few years and I like the open aspect .There were far too many useless statues cluttering it up and the grass was usually just dirty mud after events in the Square.It was originally designed as an open area in front of the city chambers -piazza style but gradually got cluttered over the years as worthies in the city chambers kept on adding statues.If they decide to go ahead and spend more money changing it the council should open a web site with the different designs like the new Clyde pedestrian bridge and give the public a say.They took displays of the bridges round Libraries and sports centre's etc to give the public a chance to express their views.

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