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Posted by: rossmckenzie 25th May 2008, 08:02pm

A don't post much these days....way too busy with other stuff but I look in now and again and am interested in Glasgow things.....how the city is changing and anything about our past.
This weekend we went someplace that in many ways defines this city....my own family have connections to it...a lot of families in the city will have connections to it......It was a beautiful weekend and the city looked amazing .....can you guess where I am.


 

Posted by: Thomas 25th May 2008, 09:37pm

Looks like the River Clyde on route to Erskine, with Renfrew on the one side, Clydebank on the other heading towards the Erskine Bridge.

Posted by: rossmckenzie 26th May 2008, 12:37pm

The top of the restored Titan at the old John Brown yard.awesome!


 

Posted by: rossmckenzie 26th May 2008, 03:51pm

I think the term is bunnets and bowlers.....Queen Mary workers in 1934


 

Posted by: rossmckenzie 26th May 2008, 04:01pm

I think these were the "gaffers"


 

Posted by: rossmckenzie 26th May 2008, 04:03pm

These were the original crane builders 102 years ago.....look at the wee guy in the middle he looks to be about 12.


 

Posted by: rossmckenzie 26th May 2008, 04:10pm

The originL slipway for all three Queens...or what is left of it and the River Cart


 

Posted by: rossmckenzie 26th May 2008, 04:24pm

The new Clydebank.....2 of the best m8's a guy could have are from here and I have a lot of time for the place.


 

Posted by: rossmckenzie 26th May 2008, 04:26pm

The new Clydebank College and waterfront development.


 

Posted by: rossmckenzie 26th May 2008, 04:31pm

The crane drivers cabin....he had to climb up here every morning and take his "pieces"with him because he never came down until the day ended...he actually had to drop in through a hole in the roof....a never liked to ask what happened when he need to go to the toilet....I was warned not to have anything in my pocket in case it fell out....your so high up you could kill someone below...........


 

Posted by: big al 26th May 2008, 04:35pm

superb images Ross - some height up as well - great shots of the river and erskine Bridge - love the one of the college - looks so elegant there now

Posted by: Elma 26th May 2008, 04:37pm

Great pictures as always Ross smile.gif

Posted by: annie laurie 26th May 2008, 07:38pm

Thanks Ross enjoyed seeing all the Pictures,
Makes for a interesting change,
Cheers

Posted by: stratson 26th May 2008, 08:21pm

Superb pictures Ross, thank you. My grandfather was a craneman, when I see the cranes I think of him. He died seven years before my birth.

You are an excellent photographer young man. biggrin.gif

Posted by: stuarty 26th May 2008, 09:19pm

thanks for the oic they were great and a have never been to that part of the city a live the meetings of the rivers wub.gif

Posted by: betty2 26th May 2008, 11:47pm

Great pics. Ross I,m sure Hubert if he,s lookin in will appreciate seeing his old home town

Posted by: Isobel 27th May 2008, 04:03pm

Ross the pictures are fantastic.Not only are you a very good photographer your shots are also so interesting. Especially to us in far of lands. Always great to see the things that are taking place in dear old Scotland. Many thanks

Posted by: GG 28th May 2008, 02:48pm

Great photos Ross, thanks for posting!

The Titan Crane is definitely on my must-visit list, hopefully soon.

GG.

Posted by: jock 28th May 2008, 10:24pm

Great photos Ross. I see the Queen Mary frequently in Long Beach, California. Still looks good.

Thanks

Posted by: wee mags 28th May 2008, 11:40pm

another nice post Ross thanks for the photos

Posted by: rossmckenzie 29th May 2008, 08:18pm

Am really pleased you were all interested in the Titan pictures.I found it interesting,great views and a bit of history as well.It was a cool summers day at the top but I wondered what it must have been like in mid winter ,icy and a freezing cold wind coming up river....tough place to work.
For any locals that might be interested here is the advertising hand out...tells you when its open and how much it costs.


 

Posted by: Rab 3rd Jun 2008, 05:12pm

Ross: Many thanks for those pictures. I have used the John Browns slipway pic for my desktop. My Dad was a dock craneman most of his working life and all of it on the Clyde, but don't think the Titan was one of them. He did work on a 'Samson' though.I grew up in Renfrew, and the banks of the River Cart were my playground. You can clearly see the spires of Renfrew Town Hall and the Parish Church. There used to be a small lighthouse at the eastern side of the Cart entrance and there was a footpath from Renfrew Ferry all the way along the Clyde and up to Inchinnan Bridge on the Cart, where we walked every Sunday in the summer and did a lot of 'winchin' in the '50s. I pushed my son in his pram across those fields to see the QE2 launch!. Lovely memories.

Posted by: rossmckenzie 8th Jun 2008, 04:58am

Great post Rab,so much information about the river as well.There are still a few cranes on the river,like the one at Finnieston,am not sure if thats a Samson and in Scotstoun and Port Glasgow'
I have a few pictures taken near Renfrew which I will post but I don't think you will recognise very much.
Before I do that though I wonder if anyone recognises this part of the river,taken yesterday.....its really historic


 

Posted by: Elma 8th Jun 2008, 06:55am

Is that Dumbarton Castle, Ross?

Posted by: rossmckenzie 8th Jun 2008, 09:08am

Will try fast reply and see if it posts...am having mega problems with my laptop this morning.Yeh Elma its Dumbarton if this works I will come back on and tell you about it

Posted by: rossmckenzie 8th Jun 2008, 09:21am

Lol it worked....it is Dumbarton Castle Elma......never ,ever been here before.My wee bro is learning to drive and last Sunday I took him out on the Great Western Rd and then down the A82,we ended up in Dumbarton and went down this wee road and wow the Castle was in front of us...had my Dads camera with me and the river was stunning but the battery was flat in the camera...was so gutted that I waited until yesterday and went back on my own.nada the tide was out lol so the river did not look so good.....the castle is amazing though..Mary,Queen of Scots lived here before going to France in the 16th C...See Scotland...I just love it.


 

Posted by: rossmckenzie 8th Jun 2008, 09:26am

Rab this is Renfrew 2008......you might recognise the tower


 

Posted by: rossmckenzie 8th Jun 2008, 09:29am

This might be of more interest to you Rab.....same spot but lookin at the river...the mighty T45'S being built on the river....its still a working river


 

Posted by: wee mags 8th Jun 2008, 02:58pm

Ross thanks for posting the photos .I had to laugh at you taking your younger brother for driving lessons it seems like you had just learned to drive biggrin.gif

Posted by: rossmckenzie 8th Jun 2008, 06:21pm

Lol ano Stefano was 17 this month...he hates it when we call him Stefano...but its better than Steffie which is what we call him when we really want to annoy him......man he s a
rubbish driver...needs his shades all the time and is always looking at women that are way too old for him.....keep your eyes on the road boy is all I say.
I think am not a bad driver...not had a prang yet.....my g/f man she scares me,she is like a harpie behind the wheel....she has a wee Corsa and its been pranged so many times its a joke...she cannot park it without hitting something...reverse parking she aint got a scoobie what that means.....when my mum and dad know she is coming over they put their cars in the garage

Posted by: Rab 8th Jun 2008, 07:28pm

Ross. Thanks for that pic which shows the elegant Town Hall tower. Reverting back to the Cart/Clyde photo, its hard to imagine now that Renfrew had three thriving shipyards when I left in 1960, Simons, Lobnitz (the dredgers which dug the Panama Canal were made here) and Hendersons and were located directly, side by side, downriver from Renfrew Ferry, right up to the edge of the Blythswood estate - which is now Renfrew Golf Club, and which you can see through the trees. What a great place to play when we were young.

Posted by: rossmckenzie 22nd Jun 2008, 09:19am

We live in every corner of the world which is brilliant...most of us have a connection to Scotland and for me its easy to post something Scottish and ask if you know where I am.
When I posted the Titan pictures I was well amazed at the response.Just wondered if you post something or someplace you have been would we recognise it......ok nothing obvious like the Eiffel Tower but something that is topical or really interesting......this is probably a hard one if you don't live in Euro 2008... thats a hefty clue by the way...can you guess where it is and what they are celebrating this week


 

Posted by: wee mags 22nd Jun 2008, 10:49am

Ross you could call him STEVARINO biggrin.gif glad all is well with you and the family

Posted by: Isobel 22nd Jun 2008, 12:29pm

That could be down town Toronto , The place is just full of scocer fans,but im guessing it Austria .Car is left hand drive.Big game today Spain and Italy.

Posted by: Heather 22nd Jun 2008, 10:50pm

Terrific picture's Ross. smile.gif

I've lived in Glasgow all my days but i'm not much of a townie, so did not recognise where the picture's were taken, except for Dumbarton Castle, I did guess right about that.

Posted by: stuarty 23rd Jun 2008, 01:03pm

a loved the pic where mary queen of scot's lived and the beach looks so inviting wub.gif thanks

Posted by: rossmckenzie 2nd Jul 2008, 07:34pm

Sorry been away....it was the Italians celebrating in Vienna after a victory in Euro 2008.Was a brilliant tournament this year.Love the way the European countries celebrate a victory....driving through town,horns blaring and waving flags.

Here is another Glasgow picture..any idea where....its pretty easy actually!


 

Posted by: Elma 3rd Jul 2008, 12:35am

What a beautiful picture Ross. I am so ignorant of Glasgow places now, have been in Canada 41 years, although I have been back quite a few times. Come on someone, tell us where it is.

Posted by: wellfield 3rd Jul 2008, 02:21am

Is it near Townhead.

Posted by: annie laurie 3rd Jul 2008, 05:50am

Renfrew {Somewhere} lovely picture

Posted by: cooper 3rd Jul 2008, 09:22am

Hi Ross,was the photo taken at the back of the Provands Lordship /ie the oldest house in Glasgow/

Posted by: stuarty 3rd Jul 2008, 01:54pm

is it leading to the bridge over the clyde at the same place near the shows go in glasgowgreen

Posted by: rossmckenzie 3rd Jul 2008, 09:42pm

Cooper is right its the back of Provands Lordship and the entrance to the St Ninian's Garden.


View from the front.


 

Posted by: rossmckenzie 3rd Jul 2008, 09:53pm

Here is another one...anyone know where this is in Glasgow and what it is a reminder of.


 

Posted by: wellfield 4th Jul 2008, 02:14am

QUOTE (cooper @ 3rd Jul 2008, 02:39 AM) *
Hi Ross,was the photo taken at the back of the Provands Lordship /ie the oldest house in Glasgow/
Och' can ah no get a wee sweetie,ah said toonhead.

Posted by: rossmckenzie 4th Jul 2008, 04:22am

Haha ok ,one tube of smarties on its way! I was not sure if if that area was called Townhead..I don't really know what the areas around there are called, its all just the city centre to me.

Posted by: wellfield 5th Jul 2008, 09:00pm

Hi Ross,thanks for the smarties--actually its a bit up from the city centre--it's where the old High St met Castle St going towards the Royal Infirmary.

Posted by: Tennscot 6th Jul 2008, 12:32am

It is Townhead. I lived right be hind there next to Townhead Baths. Morrin Square which is now part of the Uni. Campus. Welly you should have Known that.!!! I forgive ye Bro.,

Posted by: wellfield 6th Jul 2008, 02:37am

QUOTE (Tennscot @ 5th Jul 2008, 05:49 PM) *
It is Townhead. I lived right be hind there next to Townhead Baths. Morrin Square which is now part of the Uni. Campus. Welly you should have Known that.!!! I forgive ye Bro.,
Hey Brother,I did come up with Townhead--I'll share my smarties with you.

Posted by: rossmckenzie 6th Jul 2008, 06:39pm

It was only a fun size packet of smarties so don't go getting your hopes up.


Still no idea about the last picture? here is another clue.I had to trim the picture for this one because the building in the background is a giveaway clue as to its location.
60 years ago is another clue.


 

Posted by: Ed Reilly 8th Jul 2008, 04:19am

Hello there, I'm from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. was interested in the news about the clyde shipbuilding, I'm originally from Coatbridge, Lanarkshire. I'm trying to track down a documentary that was narrated bt Sean Connery, & I think it was called "Bunnets To Bowlers" about the downfall of the Scottish shipyards. Would appreciate any info you would have on this documentary film. Thanks, Ed Reilly edreilly@sympatico.ca

Posted by: rossmckenzie 11th Jul 2008, 11:51pm

Guess these last ones were a bit too difficult.Misled you a bit as well because they date back 70 yrs not 60yrs ago.
They are from the 1938 Empire Exhibition in Bellahouston Park.

Some good little stories here from people all over the world who remember this event.

http://www.clyde-valley.com/glasgow/empire.htm

Posted by: rossmckenzie 12th Jul 2008, 03:46am

Hi Ray...maybe this will help,have separated the guy we were talking about from the rest of the picture...


 

Posted by: rossmckenzie 12th Jul 2008, 04:03am

Here is another little tester...anyone know what kind of local tree they are talking about here.


 

Posted by: wellfield 12th Jul 2008, 03:23pm

Is it the holly tree Ross?

Posted by: rossmckenzie 12th Jul 2008, 05:57pm

Nope,sorry wellfield.Its quite a famous Scotish name.

Posted by: wee sammy 12th Jul 2008, 06:12pm

It must be the Money Tree laugh.gif

Posted by: Java 12th Jul 2008, 07:15pm

laugh.gif

Is it the rowan tree?

Posted by: Heather 12th Jul 2008, 07:27pm

Is it the cherry tree or hawthorn tree?????

Posted by: rossmckenzie 12th Jul 2008, 08:56pm

Fun size tube of smarties to Java....Its a Rowan...you only get about 10 smarties so don't offer to share it!

Posted by: rossmckenzie 12th Jul 2008, 09:27pm

The blocks are in Whiteinch Park and I think they are great...a've learned so much about native trees.All the local schools were involved.I won't ask about this one because I did not know the answer...an Ash...never knew it was particular to Scotland.


 

Posted by: Isobel 13th Jul 2008, 01:15am

Ross it would be nice to see more of the blocks. What a great idea to get the school children involved.

Posted by: rossmckenzie 13th Jul 2008, 06:45am

First time am in the park Isabel I will look at the other blocks.


Here is another question....was watching the Scottish Open from Loch Lomond yesterday and this sea plane flew past and the guys on TV were like wow what a great way to see the loch.Although the sea planes are based on the Loch do you know what two destinations you can fly to from Glasgow on the sea plane.


 

Posted by: Heather 13th Jul 2008, 10:11am

As far as I know there is a Sea Plane Terminal at the River Clyde near the Science Centre

Posted by: jaybee 13th Jul 2008, 11:13pm

They fly to Oban and Tobermory..... we bitty of extra trivia. The chief pilot is a Canadian. Hired from Canada because training on float planes is quite rare in Scotland... not in Canada, sea planes are used a lot in Canada. Jaybee

Posted by: rossmckenzie 14th Jul 2008, 05:56am

Thats all spot on...the sea plane is shown at its berth behind the Science Mall and they go every day to Tobermory and Oban.You see the planes over the city every day now and its great.Not been on it yet cos its a bit expensive but I will do it some day.I know the Canadians are involved with it but the day my mum and her friends used it the pilot was from Australia and he told them how difficult it was to get trained pilots and how expensive the training was.

Another picture.....pretty easy one!


 

Posted by: CAT 14th Jul 2008, 01:19pm

Its st Andrews Cathedral and the glass building is the Archdiocese office at clyde street. This seems an easy one by your normal standards am jist pleased to get one. biggrin.gif

Posted by: rossmckenzie 14th Jul 2008, 07:35pm

Yeh CAT St Andrew's and the Archdiocese building...always liked this building and the way the glass reflects the church......just a pity about the new flats at the back.....really ugly!

Posted by: rossmckenzie 16th Jul 2008, 08:47pm

I know CAT found that one easy...if you know Glasgow well it was easy.Ive got 2 now....one dead easy.one difficult....am away for a few days now to to a bit of windsurfing in the hebrides......weather looks awful,wet and windy but the surf should be good.....am not used to hypothermia temperatures though......my mums been on the fone and telling me to wrap up...aye rite ok mum!
Be back next week so have ago at these....first is Glasgow but early,early on a Sunday morning...it never usually looks like this but its still dead easy to recognise


 

Posted by: rossmckenzie 16th Jul 2008, 08:58pm

Now this one is difficult and I would be awed if anybody got it......its like second home to me so am used to it and the one person I think might have a clue is Elma.....its probably well different to how she remembers it...one clue Elma is look at the surroundings,might give you a clue...next week I will post a picture of how it looked a few months ago and a mega clue is the changes relate to Glasgow 2014 but its not in the east end


 

Posted by: Elma 16th Jul 2008, 10:25pm

Oh Ross, you have given me a challenge. The only place I can think of is Scotstoun Showground or Sports Centre, whatever it is called now, looking towards Jordanhill.

Is Scotstoun going to be used in 2014, if it is I'm going to try to get home for it. smile.gif

Posted by: wellfield 16th Jul 2008, 11:45pm

Is the first one the newer music centre in Glasgow,the second one is hard.

Posted by: stuarty 17th Jul 2008, 12:02am

its to do with the commonwealth games in 2014 in glasgow is it where shawfield or toryglen area is

Posted by: Isobel 17th Jul 2008, 12:52am

The first one is the music center I think. I remember walking up past in on my way to the bus station.

Posted by: George Muir 17th Jul 2008, 03:19am

Hey Ross, is the first one St. Vincent Place? The light coloured building on the left looks like the Anchor Line building.

Posted by: Anne1 17th Jul 2008, 04:48am

1st one is Buchanan St looking towards Buchanan Galleries rolleyes.gif

Posted by: rossmckenzie 20th Jul 2008, 10:26am

Just back after a few days in Tiree...my first ever time.I windsurf but I was taught to windsurf in Spain and am used to Mallorca and Menorca and even done mainland Spain at Tarifa nr Gibraltar..warm water and am like ouch its cold in October!!!!ano big fearty ! but I love warm water..Aus does not appeal I prefer warm water and no great whites lol!.been a few times at Largs and that was not pleasant...no chance of Spain till later in the summer this year so a was persuaded to go up to Tiree for a few days this month before I have to get my head around resits......was not enthusiastic about it but went......loved it....eh yes it was cold about 12/14c every day and that’s sitting in the freezer temperatures for me but I had a magic few days...ok had to check the equipment every few hours it was so cold but the surf was brilliant and the atmosphere electric......Scotland surprises you when you least expect it to do so....a’ve attached a few pictures from Tiree ,not mine cos a never even took a camera with me but it did surprise me in a good way.
Back on track and yes Buchanan Street and am assuming all the Canadians mean the Concert Hall when they say the music center....
George I have read about the Anchor Line.....but the buildings on the left I know as the Stock Exchange Building and the Tron Church...maybe the names have changed....the stock exchange is in Nelson Mandela Sq....no idea what it was called before.
Elma you are spot on it’s the stadium foundations at Scotstoun...will be part of 2014...the modern buildings on the hill are very expensive town houses on the college ground..I have attached a few local pictures of the area see if you recognise anything....I use the gym here a few times every week
!


 

Posted by: rossmckenzie 20th Jul 2008, 10:29am

Tiree again.......cold but amazing.


 

Posted by: rossmckenzie 20th Jul 2008, 10:36am

Back to reality...was Scotstoun Elma and this was how it looked just a few months ago.....new twin stadiums getting built and yes it will be part of the 2014 games....do you remember the old stadium Elma....I ran here loads of times....was sad to see it go but hey the new one looks good for a local stadium.....Beijing olympic stadium its not...haha!


 

Posted by: rossmckenzie 20th Jul 2008, 10:39am

Wonder if you recognise this Elma.....used to be tennis now its basketball and tennis


 

Posted by: rossmckenzie 20th Jul 2008, 10:43am

And what about this Elma...my m8's wee brother was involved in this during the week....we never even got asked if we wanted a shot....


 

Posted by: rossmckenzie 20th Jul 2008, 10:45am

Last one from the park Elma....a always think this view is amazing


 

Posted by: rossmckenzie 20th Jul 2008, 10:59am

Lot of posts ano but I will leave you with a question.This is not my picture, but I wish it was its taken from Future Glasgow,my favourite website.I think this picture is absolutely amazing....I have spent ages trying to figure out exactly where it was taken from...its one of the most amazing pictures of lasgow I have seen because it contains so much information...do you recognise it ...that is the easy part....what else can you recognise from it


 

Posted by: maryhillgal 20th Jul 2008, 12:17pm

Is that the old Stirling's Library Ross? The other pictures are Victoria Park.

Posted by: glasgow lass 20th Jul 2008, 01:24pm

Hi Ross breathtaking photies of Tiree , especially the ones of the beach, Lass.

Posted by: wellfield 20th Jul 2008, 04:28pm

Would never have guessed the surf pictures were in Scotland!

Posted by: Elma 21st Jul 2008, 05:37am

Thanks Ross, your pictures of Victoria park are great and brought back so many memories. I played tennis on the old courts nearly every day in the summer, we could walk there from my house on Upland Road. As for the old stadium I remember it well. My friend lived on Northland Drive and her bedroom window at the back of her house overlooked the Showground ( I still think of it as that!). We would watch what was going on and then sneak in. The old Victoria Park Athletic used to train there and I remember when Alex Robertson (I think that was his name) cleared 6 feet at the Ibrox Sports. At that time it was a record!!!

The pictures of Tiree are lovely, have never been there but have heard all about the beautiful white sands.

Posted by: rossmckenzie 1st Aug 2008, 08:42pm

Think Scotstoun is a pretty special place as well Elma but my bro and I are giving it a miss this summer cos its such a mess with all the work going on and the pool is closed all summer...total bummer!
Another picture of Glasgow..its pretty easy but question is what are the three main buildings in view......


 

Posted by: norrie123 4th Aug 2008, 08:06am

Science Centre, The Imax cinema and I cant remember the other one.

BBC building?
Bye for now, norrie

Posted by: norrie123 4th Aug 2008, 08:08am

Hi Ross, great photos.
I live in Glasgow and travel all over to take photos but I concentrate on the tenements .
Bye for now, norrie

Posted by: Thomas 5th Aug 2008, 08:53am

1st Looking towards the Royal Concert Hall from St Vincent Place, heading up Buchanan Street.

2nd Scotstoun Showgrounds - you can see the Sir Henry Wood Building of Strathclyde University and the new builds on Southbrae Drive in the background.

Posted by: rossmckenzie 8th Aug 2008, 09:44pm

Spot on Norrie and Thomas.Am more into new Glasgow Norrie but it would be good to see some of your tennement shots as well

Posted by: rossmckenzie 24th Aug 2008, 09:25am

Took this yesterday.....any idea where I am?


 

Posted by: George Muir 24th Aug 2008, 04:38pm

Hi Ross, is that a new RN ship being built at the BAE yard on the Clyde? I believe they build all the navy ships there.

Posted by: rossmckenzie 24th Aug 2008, 05:22pm

Yeh its the latest T45 George.....built on both sides of the river at Govan...this is Govan and also at Scotstoun and soon they will start the new carriers,Queen Elizabeth and Prince of Wales.
Taken from the harbour,my brother has a flat here and he has a rent for it while he is in Aus......I would rent it if I could afford it but I can't


 

Posted by: wellfield 24th Aug 2008, 05:45pm

QUOTE (rossmckenzie @ 8th Aug 2008, 03:48pm) *
Spot on Norrie and Thomas.Am more into new Glasgow Norrie but it would be good to see some of your tennement shots as well
I'd love to see more tenement shots also!

Posted by: wellfield 24th Aug 2008, 05:48pm

Just curious Ross but what would a riverside flat be rented for and whats an average sale price.

Posted by: norrie123 24th Aug 2008, 05:45pm

Hi Wellfield, you can see my tenements on Glesgapals Glasgow and streets thread
I havent had time to add them on here.
Bye for now, Norrie

Posted by: wellfield 24th Aug 2008, 06:00pm

QUOTE (norrie123 @ 24th Aug 2008, 11:49am) *
Hi Wellfield, you can see my tenements on Glesgapals Glasgow and streets thread
I havent had time to add them on here.
Bye for now, Norrie
Will do norrie,Thank you.

Posted by: rossmckenzie 24th Aug 2008, 06:23pm

new flats now sell for £100k plus,Wellfield,last year£150k plus...my brothers is really nice ,he can rent for £600 a month.....my dad thinks its madness....says you could not walk around the flat in your boxers cos your neighbours would see lol!.... 2 danish burds across the landing can have a deko at my boxers any time..


 

Posted by: rossmckenzie 24th Aug 2008, 06:34pm

Coming home from the flat yesterday we stopped at the lights on Clarence Drive.....had the camera on the back seat......could not resist a picture of my favourite flat in Glasgow...Paddington Bears........A've loved this flat since I was a baby


 

Posted by: Mhoira 24th Aug 2008, 10:14pm

strange there is a house at the lights at Stepps that also has Paddington bear in teh window and he too has been in the window for many many yrs , infact if my memory serves me right the house was sold with Paddington with instructions if the house was ever sold again he had to be included in the sale smile.gif

Posted by: norrie123 24th Aug 2008, 10:27pm

Hi Rossmckenzie, that is an area that I have not been to.
Someday I will get around to it, still finishing the south side biggrin.gif
What would we do without digital cameras biggrin.gif
Bye for now, Norrie

Posted by: wellfield 24th Aug 2008, 11:39pm

QUOTE (rossmckenzie @ 24th Aug 2008, 12:27pm) *
new flats now sell for £100k plus,Wellfield,last year£150k plus...my brothers is really nice ,he can rent for £600 a month.....my dad thinks its madness....says you could not walk around the flat in your boxers cos your neighbours would see lol!.... 2 danish burds across the landing can have a deko at my boxers any time..
Thanks Ross for the info--and watch out for the Vikings across the hall!!

Posted by: betty2 24th Aug 2008, 11:46pm

Great pics Ross They show the river in all its glory

Posted by: rossmckenzie 25th Aug 2008, 12:42am

Betty a just love the river.....left my Dad cleaning up the flat yesterday,told him I had work to do .....and a did taking pictures of the river.


 

Posted by: maryhillgal 25th Aug 2008, 12:49am

Ross I love that Paddington Bear too. Every time I am in Hyndland Road I look up at the window to see it.

Posted by: rossmckenzie 25th Aug 2008, 01:18am

A won't use amazing or any other superltives Mary..a know I get carried away sometimes.
Am a big Paddy fan.....known him all my life.Did you know that he was sold recently and like Mhoira's Paddy he was a condition of the sale.....he has the most amazing post cards from all over the world......Paddy rules

Posted by: betty2 25th Aug 2008, 11:48pm

Ross always on my return home from abroad when approaching glasgow airport I look out and when I get that glimpse of the clyde it does my heart good to know that I am home. Youre pics are AWESOME keep them coming

Posted by: rossmckenzie 31st Aug 2008, 08:08pm

You know Betty a get dead excited about coming home as well....a kno about 10 min before we touch down if we are coming in over Clydebank or if its gonna be over Renfrewshire...Clydebank is best..right over Bearsden and Drumchapel and I can see loads of places I know well..a can see m8's houses and everything as you go over Clydebank.....a love going away and am going to Spain this week for nearly a month but when I have to come home I will be dead excited about coming home....a will be thinking about about having my mum make a totally healthy breakfast for me after a month of the previous nights pizza....meeting my m8's at the gym,having a quick beer on the Byres Rd and mostly a real good laugh with my m8's......love going away and love coming home.

Posted by: glasgow lass 31st Aug 2008, 08:22pm

awch am so jellis. blink.gif

Posted by: rossmckenzie 27th Sep 2008, 08:23pm

Been away for a month or so and like a said to Betty am always really happy to come home...a get such a buzz from Glasgow..yeh for the next few weeks am gonna miss the sunshine,am gonna miss the beach and the surf but a always know its there when I want it...and a have some great weekend trips lined up over the winter....thought I had run out of where am I pictures but maybe not..took this last. month any idea where it is


 

Posted by: Heather 27th Sep 2008, 08:50pm

Ross, your down near the Science Centre overlooking the Clyde.

Posted by: rossmckenzie 27th Sep 2008, 09:11pm

Eh no Heather think more up river..........

Posted by: Heather 27th Sep 2008, 09:21pm

I'll think about it tomorrow Ross. I'm too tired after being out all day. smile.gif

Hmmm At the SECC.

Posted by: norrie123 27th Sep 2008, 10:33pm

Hi Ross, good shot of the MOD building in Argyle st to the right of the photo
So its the Broomielaw and the street you are looking up is Brown St or Washington St
The new buildings are on the ground where the Anderson shopping area stood.
Bye for now, norrie

Posted by: rossmckenzie 28th Sep 2008, 02:07am

Pretty close Norrie.....it is the MOD building but the new build is the old Albany Hotel....my mum says it was the place to go fot your dinner about 20yrs ago and we used to go for the buffet but a don't remember it.......its now called the Bothwell Plaza no questions for this but this is the river from the same spot.so its down river from the Secc Heather........first night home in a month and its been a good weekend.....love being home.


 

Posted by: penny dainty 28th Sep 2008, 05:57am

Hi Ross , been looking at your photo's and reading the posts with much interest.The photo's of the river are wonderful and your comments about coming home brought back to mind the first time I saw Glasgow from the air at night , was just coming home from Shetland and glanced out of the window as we came into land and I'll never forget the sight of the city and the river with all the lights on , it was magnificent and even though I have since seen many cities at night from the air , none have remained in my memory the way Glasgow did the first time I saw it.
As for Paddington , well I remember him when he first came from darkest Peru in the 70's and my chidren were also brought up with him.Yellow wellies and a brown duffle coat bought from The Walrus and the Carpenter in Sauciehall Street.(long gone I think).

Posted by: norrie123 28th Sep 2008, 07:14am

Hi Ross, did you take the shot from just under The Kingston Bridge?
Its about time that area was developed, its a neglected part of Glasgow.
The Anderson shopping are was a White Elephant and its not a nice area, red light area is close by.
I noticed all the work that was going on the other week when going over The Kingston Bridge.
Bye for now, norrie

Posted by: rossmckenzie 2nd Oct 2008, 05:32am

Was just under the Kingston Bridge Norrie,lots of work going on there now including this item ,the supports for the new Squiggly bridge.


 

Posted by: Guest norrie123 * 3rd Oct 2008, 01:02pm

Hi ross, yes I was down that way last week and I thought they were building a new bridge.
I took a shot of the work they are doing and got the bridge in too.
I was photographing Tradeston and Kingston.
Bye for now, norrie

Posted by: Isobel 3rd Oct 2008, 07:40pm




Taken last week.


Ok anyone guess where this is?

Posted by: wellfield 3rd Oct 2008, 09:35pm

It's four Canadian women doing what Canadian women do SHOP!!--lol

Posted by: wellfield 3rd Oct 2008, 09:37pm

Is it the Toronto Maple Leafs Stadium?

Posted by: Isobel 5th Oct 2008, 09:32pm

Very close Wellfield do you see the CN TOWER there, until recently the highest structure in the world. You are right down at the waterfront in Toronto

Posted by: stratson 6th Oct 2008, 12:31am

Have been there, it looks so different now. ohmy.gif

Posted by: wellfield 6th Oct 2008, 03:08am

Is it home of Toronto Blue-jays?

Posted by: Isobel 6th Oct 2008, 02:09pm

Rogers Centre is recognized as one of the world's premiere entertainment centres, which since its spectacular opening on June 3, 1989, has achieved the highest honours in the stadium entertainment industry. Formerly known as SkyDome, the venue was renamed the Rogers Centre on February 2, 2005.
yes home of the Blue Jays.


Posted by: jock 7th Oct 2008, 06:05am

I remember riding up the CN tower. Spectacular view!

Posted by: Isobel 7th Oct 2008, 01:50pm

Jock its got a glass bottom floor now, not for the faint of heart.

Posted by: wellfield 7th Oct 2008, 05:01pm

QUOTE (Isobel @ 7th Oct 2008, 07:54am) *
Jock its got a glass bottom floor now, not for the faint of heart.
Thanks for telling me Isobel,ahl' just put my kilt back on the hanger!!

Posted by: norrie123 14th Oct 2008, 11:56am

I have stood on that glass, its some sensation biggrin.gif
Bye for now, norrie

Posted by: rossmckenzie 6th Nov 2008, 01:10pm

Not been around much over the summer but I enjoyed doing these pictures.Taken last Sunday which had to be one of the most beautiful days of the autumn.....any idea what this structure is and I don't mean the iconic building in the background.


 

Posted by: Elma 6th Nov 2008, 05:27pm

Is it part of the fountain in Kelvingrove Park, Ross?

Posted by: wellfield 6th Nov 2008, 07:06pm

Glasgow University?

Posted by: angel 6th Nov 2008, 07:19pm

had many a happy day at that fountain in Kelvingrove as kids , playing in
the fountain ,splashing the water over one an other and getting chased by the parky, but we never got caught tongue.gif

Posted by: Isobel 6th Nov 2008, 07:42pm

Angel tell me is there such a thing a a parky now. I have memories of the whistle blowing and all the wee signs please keep of the grass.

Posted by: wee sammy 6th Nov 2008, 08:20pm

Your outside the Pearly Gates waiting for St Peter smile.gif

Posted by: Melody 6th Nov 2008, 08:24pm

Oh for goodness sake Sammy. laugh.gif You get back into the doghouse quick. laugh.gif

Posted by: angel 7th Nov 2008, 01:00am

Isobel .I don,t know if there are parky,s anymore,.. if not, thats to bad..
we always had great fun running away from them and going to the swingpark down the brae from the university then we would chase
Sand Shoe Sanny.... dirty auld man... biggrin.gif and he would run from us kids... great fun and it never cost a penny... Cheers laugh.gif

Posted by: Heather 7th Nov 2008, 03:02am

Angel we had a sand shoe sanny in the Garscube Road as well. I wonder if he was the same man. laugh.gif

When we were out playing someone would shout, ' there's sand shoe sanny ' and we would all run screaming our heads off, frightened out our wits. ohmy.gif

Posted by: angel 7th Nov 2008, 04:03pm

Hi Heather, don,t think so, there was probably some in every park,
oor Sanny always ran away from us, we made such a din chasing him tongue.gif
he always wore a dirty old raincoat so there were a lot of guys running. laugh.gif

Posted by: rossmckenzie 7th Nov 2008, 06:37pm

It was the Stewart Memorial Fountain in Kelvingrove.


 

Posted by: rossmckenzie 7th Nov 2008, 06:41pm

ok here is another one ,what am I looking at and where am i?


 

Posted by: rossmckenzie 7th Nov 2008, 07:01pm

Just realised I posted one from here before but this was taken last week and a love this picture,been trying hard all summer to improve my photography.

Posted by: rossmckenzie 16th Nov 2008, 08:19pm

Might have posted from the same place earlier in the summer but this last picture taken just a week ago is pretty special.Its HMS Dragon the latest T45 destroyer and at 3pm tomorrow November 17th she will go down the slipway and into the River Clyde as the latest addition to Clyde built ships.Have been lucky enough to have already been invited to a launch at Govan and can't explain how amazing a launch day is.....an amazing site and something I can share with previous generations of Glaswegians who produced some of the greatest ships the world had ever seen...good day for Glasgow!If any locals are around tomorrow why not go down to Glasgow Harbour for an amazing sight


 

Posted by: stuarty 16th Nov 2008, 09:51pm

ross your having senior moments laugh.gif

Posted by: norrie123 16th Nov 2008, 10:26pm

Hi Ross, I will be at that launch tomorrow, been to a few in that yard but this is the first warship I have seen launched.
I have been fortunate over the years to have been able to take photos inside the assembly shops.
Not so lucky now as my friend has retired.
Look for a guy 5 ft 6 dark jerkin and New York baseball cap on my nut biggrin.gif
Bye for now, norrie

Posted by: glasgow lass 17th Nov 2008, 02:16am

norrie bundle up its going to be very cold smile.gif hope'yi enjoy yerself laugh.gif

Posted by: jeani 17th Nov 2008, 03:06am

still quite new to this site n just came across this page, n have really enjoyed looking at all the pictures, brilliant,, what date is the launch and do you know what time ??,,,, jeani ( p.s. it's ok i've just looked back at photo n realised date n time for launch, is on it, ) thanks,,,, jeani

Posted by: wellfield 17th Nov 2008, 03:46am

QUOTE (norrie123 @ 16th Nov 2008, 03:34pm) *
Hi Ross, I will be at that launch tomorrow, been to a few in that yard but this is the first warship I have seen launched.
I have been fortunate over the years to have been able to take photos inside the assembly shops.
Not so lucky now as my friend has retired.
Look for a guy 5 ft 6 dark jerkin and New York baseball cap on my nut biggrin.gif
Bye for now, norrie
Hopefully you get some good pics Norrie as you have in the past.

Posted by: rossmckenzie 17th Nov 2008, 09:02pm

Dragon makes her debut.....Not a very good day for pictures Norrie


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/7734104.stm

Posted by: glasgow lass 17th Nov 2008, 11:27pm

That was a great wee clip ross>>>thanks smile.gif

Posted by: norrie123 17th Nov 2008, 11:32pm

Hi Ross, I was quite pleased with the results I got biggrin.gif
I should have left the yard and tried to get shots from the other side of the river.
Bye for now, Norrie

Posted by: Elma 18th Nov 2008, 01:36am

Couldn't get the BBC clip Ross, was told to try again later! sad.gif

Posted by: wellfield 18th Nov 2008, 05:05am

Thanks for that clip Ross,she's a fine modern warship,I've been a shipbuilder all my life,so the clip was extra special to me.I also saw Norrie's launching pics,they turned out great with some fine views of the "Dragon" in all her spleandor!

Posted by: Elma 18th Nov 2008, 05:54am

I have just tried again and got the clip this time. Good looking ship, when will she be finally fitted out?

Posted by: rossmckenzie 18th Nov 2008, 07:04am

Elma, Dragon is No3 and .HMS Daring and HMS Dauntless were the first two launched Daring was launched in 2006 and goes into service 2009/2010 so it takes about 3 years to fit and then go through all her trials.Dragon will probably be moved back down river now to Scotstoun for fitting.
Good BAE(now BVT) information page showing you how they are constructed.

http://www.baesystems.com/daring/index.asp

Posted by: rossmckenzie 22nd Nov 2008, 02:38pm

Wonder if anyone can guess where these are taken from.Not far from where I live but I had never been here before...pretty amazing views so I will go back on a clear day.






 

Posted by: flam 22nd Nov 2008, 07:40pm

Hi Ross Looks like Ruchill Park.Cheers Flim

Posted by: rossmckenzie 22nd Nov 2008, 10:50pm

Hi Flam yup its Ruchill Park...a have m8s in the student village at Murano Street but I have never been in the park before, the views are amazing.
When I told my mum a was going up to take some pictures she was in a tizzy...the park has a reputation for being a bit rough.....my camera alone is worth a lot of money,think she was sure I would get mugged or something...as if! A do tkd and Kendo so a dare anyone to mess with me...a couple of my m8s up at Murano Street were at Kendo a few weeks ago and the backpack looks like a guitar case...5 wee neds decided to take them on and remove their guitar case...haha worse decision they ever made.Craig whipped out his pole and whacked them..think they broke a guys wrist,cos he heard it crack when he hit them and they ran away greeting their eyes out.....would have loved to have been there.


 

Posted by: glasgow lass 22nd Nov 2008, 11:16pm

Nice snaps ross, aye good for Craig Ha ha

Posted by: wellfield 22nd Nov 2008, 11:22pm

Hey Ross,you can be Glasgow's ''Charles Bronson'' (maybe a wee bit afore your time eh)

Posted by: norrie123 23rd Nov 2008, 12:06am

Hi ross, great shots, I have not been up as far as that with my camera but I will do one day
Bye for now, norrie

Posted by: rossmckenzie 11th Dec 2008, 11:46pm

Ok dead easy I know but its nearly christmas.....


 

Posted by: rossmckenzie 12th Dec 2008, 12:16am

And if you are thinking about buying my christmas present...don't go to the xmas market...has to come from this street....new phone,replacement ipod and winter sports shops all at this end of the street.......whats the street!


 

Posted by: jeani 12th Dec 2008, 12:44am

hi ross, is it union street looking towards the st.enoch centre ?? ,,,,, jeani unsure.gif

Posted by: rossmckenzie 12th Dec 2008, 01:19am

Pretty close Jeani its Buchanan Street at St Vincent Street looking down to St Enochs....

Posted by: norrie123 12th Dec 2008, 10:58am

Hi ross ,I took a few shots this week in George Square.
Did you manage to photograph the lady who was 74 skating, we had a chat with her, seems she has been in The Evening Times and Sunday Post regarding her age and the skating.
Bye for now, norrie

Posted by: AGNES & ROBERT 25th Dec 2008, 09:00am

fantastic pictures Ross, my Wife and I took a trip down the Clyde to Rothsay on the Waverley back in 2004 the Clyde looked like a cemetry I can remember the Clyde when you could hardly see the sky for cranes at one time the Clyde was the most famous River in the World

Posted by: AGNES & ROBERT 25th Dec 2008, 09:05am

Hey Ross ,where's the Caurs ?

Posted by: norrie123 25th Dec 2008, 10:24pm

Hi agnes and robert, caurs? my you have been away for a long time tongue.gif
Bye for now, norrie

Posted by: AGNES & ROBERT 26th Dec 2008, 04:06am

Hi Norrie, do you recognise ? I wish that my Wife & I could be in Glasgow's George's Square at the bells


 

Posted by: AGNES & ROBERT 26th Dec 2008, 04:09am

Hi Norrie, I'll bet that you will be scratching your heid ower this wan


 

Posted by: AGNES & ROBERT 26th Dec 2008, 04:59am

You are so right, my Wife, Sons and I emmigrated over here on 1966, we always went home regularly every year, sometimes we have stayed two months at a time what I know is that when I land at Glasgow Airport I know that I am home, the feeling, the atmosphere ,the people, plus a lot of other things, Iguess there might be a bit of truth saying that you don't appreciate Glasgow until you go somewhere else, then you wonder why you left in the first place Always a Glaswegian, TO ROSS what bar did you drink in, on Byres Rd.

Posted by: AGNES & ROBERT 26th Dec 2008, 05:17am

Hi Ross ,that Ruchill Park photo,those red stone tenements I can't remember any redstone on Murano St. then there is Benview St. at the top of Firhill Rd. I noticed that they were empty

Posted by: flam 26th Dec 2008, 02:43pm

Hi AGNES & ROBERT .Here is adistant photo of Murano St.. Cheers Flim


 

Posted by: flam 26th Dec 2008, 03:03pm

Hi AGNES & ROBERT. I coud be wrong but that looks as if it is Sauchiehall St in Background ( Is it the Dental Hospital or College,University ) Cheers Flim

Posted by: norrie123 26th Dec 2008, 03:50pm

Hi agnes and robert, first photo, the old Beresford Hotel, Sauchiehall st the second one, Maryhill ?
I still have Maryhill to finish phographing, only done up to Queens Cross.
Bye for now, norrie

Posted by: AGNES & ROBERT 26th Dec 2008, 04:03pm

Hi Ross, can you recognise this place ?




 

Posted by: AGNES & ROBERT 26th Dec 2008, 09:34pm

You are right Norrie, It's the Beresford at the top of Elmbank St.on Sauchiehall St. it went from hotel to Nobel Division (ICI) I believe it is now a living quarters for Students

Posted by: AGNES & ROBERT 26th Dec 2008, 09:41pm

Norrie you are on the right, this is the Strathmore Pub at the corner of Maryhill Rd.and Rolland St.

Posted by: tamhickey 27th Dec 2008, 03:45am

Love all of the photographs here. My wife has put up quite a few clips on YouTube of Glasgow city centre over the last year, and you can find them on her channel page realnutty01. Trust me, she's well named lol. She's originally from the south of England, but absolutely adores Glasgow and its people.
What can I say? The lady has taste. She married me didn't she? lol

Posted by: joycewilson 27th Dec 2008, 09:25am

Lol Tam Will Need To Have A Nosey There xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Posted by: norrie123 27th Dec 2008, 11:33am

Hi agnes and Robert, it was students hall of residence for years but I think it may be flats now, I do stand to be corrected.
I thought I recognised that pub biggrin.gif
Bye for now, norrie

Posted by: rossmckenzie 2nd Jan 2009, 03:54am

Norrie is spot on as always cos the Beresford building is private flats now...stopped being a Uni halls ages ago....sports bar on the ground floor and sinceI became legal a couple of years ago I have been in few times...its got a zilch atmosphere though.

I have been away all week....had a a really surprise Xmas present...a week in Madrid,leaving Boxing Day with my uncle...been in Madrid before but this was different.old enough to go for a drink and enjoy the city at night....pure magic.man it was cold but still loved it.
Robert was asking where I drank on the Byres Rd...love the lane..the Loft and Brel are my fav's for meeting m8's but gotta admit I like Bebo 2
Back home in Glasgow for new years....man its cold but NY's day is a trad day with my family was a wee bit hung over this morning but my parents are well into traditional and New Years Day means we all go for a wee walk and then come back for dinner and a few beers...a would so miss not living here especially on days like today..the city was amazing...really cold but a beaut day and we all went for a wee walk,not in Glasgow but I wonder who knows where it was'''its puir dead easy




 

Posted by: AGNES & ROBERT 2nd Jan 2009, 04:20am

QUOTE (rossmckenzie @ 2nd Jan 2009, 03:53am) *
Norrie is spot on as always cos the Beresford building is private flats now...stopped being a Uni halls ages ago....sports bar on the ground floor and sinceI became legal a couple of years ago I have been in few times...its got a zilch atmosphere though.

I have been away all week....had a a really surprise Xmas present...a week in Madrid,leaving Boxing Day with my uncle...been in Madrid before but this was different.old enough to go for a drink and enjoy the city at night....pure magic.man it was cold but still loved it.
Robert was asking where I drank on the Byres Rd...love the lane..the Loft and Brel are my fav's for meeting m8's but gotta admit I like Bebo 2
Back home in Glasgow for new years....man its cold but NY's day is a trad day with my family was a wee bit hung over this morning but my parents are well into traditional and New Years Day means we all go for a wee walk and then come back for dinner and a few beers...a would so miss not living here especially on days like today..the city was amazing...really cold but a beaut day and we all went for a wee walk,not in Glasgow but I wonder who knows where it was'''its puir dead easy

Hi Ross Happy New Year, thanks for the update on the Beresford, I'ts a fovourite building of mine, my Brother's Company who he worked for done all the tile work do you think a visit here would cure your hangover?


 

Posted by: tamhickey 2nd Jan 2009, 05:45am

Ross, is that Greenock?

Posted by: rossmckenzie 2nd Jan 2009, 08:55am

Happy New Year to to you both A&R...I love the Beresford Building as well...its Art Deco and pretty unusual for Glasgow... the picture you posted showing the Grant Arms ...was that once part of the Beresford,have never seen that before,looks amazing...the Sports Bar is just in a little corner of the ground floor.
Tam it is Greenock...I think it is one of the most amazing spots on the Clyde...its the memorial to the Free French up on Lyle Hill..yesterday was really beautiful....but patchy fog in between a blazing sun and blue skies so the view was sometimes obscured...on a totally clear day its just awesome.....


 

Posted by: rossmckenzie 2nd Jan 2009, 11:47am

Hi R&A I was just having a wee look back at the posts...is the pub one the pub on Argyle St under the umbrella......its the only place I can think of...
See the one posted Dec 26th.....am sorta assuming thats your wife....I recognised that place or think I do but its not Glasgow...were u in Culross......one of my fav places.
Have added a couple of river pictures taken at Xmas...hope you like how I see the river these days


 

Posted by: rossmckenzie 2nd Jan 2009, 11:53am

Can't be assed resizing again so 2 different posts...lol




 

Posted by: norrie123 2nd Jan 2009, 12:01pm

Hi Ross,great shots of the river and the reflections.

For the life of me I cant remember what the pub thats was at the bottom of the Berrisford.
I was never in it as it was suppsedly a gay bar even in the 60s.
I am older now and I go where I like, or where my wife lets me biggrin.gif
Can anyone remember the name of the pub.
I will have to look at photos I took from way back.
Bye for now, norrie

Posted by: flam 2nd Jan 2009, 12:12pm

Hi Norrie and all Happy New Year to yin and aw Maybe I am getting mixed up but there used to be a pub around that area called something like " New Orleans" But it may have been further down Sauchiehall St towards the "Carrs Keg" Cheers Flim

Posted by: rossmckenzie 2nd Jan 2009, 12:12pm

Oh Jeez Norrie you have to be kidding me......a gay bar lol...a've been in a couple of times this last year ....the screens are good for sports but its got no atmosphere for me...its sorta lifeless a think...a've watched a few matches in it but would not go in for any other reason.......don't think its gay now lol, well a hope its no....a will be looking at the guys now just in case. unsure.gif

Posted by: AGNES & ROBERT 2nd Jan 2009, 03:29pm

QUOTE (rossmckenzie @ 2nd Jan 2009, 11:46am) *
Hi R&A I was just having a wee look back at the posts...is the pub one the pub on Argyle St under the umbrella......its the only place I can think of...
See the one posted Dec 26th.....am sorta assuming thats your wife....I recognised that place or think I do but its not Glasgow...were u in Culross......one of my fav places.
Have added a couple of river pictures taken at Xmas...hope you like how I see the river these days

BULL'S EYE ROSS, yes it's CULROSS ( some people pronounce it Coorus) you know some like Milngavie, you have a sharp eye Ross

Posted by: rossmckenzie 2nd Jan 2009, 06:02pm

Hi R&A...So I was right it its Culross.....and your right its always pronounced Coooo Ross....my mum is from Edinburgh she jokes that am called after it.Well I hope she is joking.Thats the palace at Culross,been there loads nearly always with cousins from Canada and Australia and places like that and am always amazed at the Scots who have never heard of it.....I think its magical and what a history with the coal mines going right out under the Forth....have you ever been across the river and visted Hopeton House.....its pretty amazing too

Posted by: arkay61 2nd Jan 2009, 06:18pm

I love pictures of the Clyde and have manaed to download quite a few old black and white one's, thank you for these beautiful new one's.

Posted by: rossmckenzie 2nd Jan 2009, 06:43pm

No probs m8 I love the river and am always down taking pictures of it...every time am there the river is different...when I took these at Xmas a was amazed at how it was all changing again as the area is being cleared for a new auditorium.....think its a new Foster building which will be an
amazing thing to see,attached a link to Future Glasgow which shows you what is about to happen

http://http://www.futureglasgow.co.uk/Index_Russell.html



and a few more of my own on the river.





 

Posted by: rossmckenzie 2nd Jan 2009, 06:53pm

The link to the Fosters Building does not work...will look again later.this is another river one I like


 

Posted by: AGNES & ROBERT 2nd Jan 2009, 07:38pm

QUOTE (rossmckenzie @ 2nd Jan 2009, 06:01pm) *
Hi R&A...So I was right it its Culross.....and your right its always pronounced Coooo Ross....my mum is from Edinburgh she jokes that am called after it.Well I hope she is joking.Thats the palace at Culross,been there loads nearly always with cousins from Canada and Australia and places like that and am always amazed at the Scots who have never heard of it.....I think its magical and what a history with the coal mines going right out under the Forth....have you ever been across the river and visted Hopeton House.....its pretty amazing too
Us again Ross, or should I call you eagle eye, you are right about the Clyde being your favourite river my favourite too my Wife & I took a trip DOON THE WAATTER in 2005 shame to see the Shipyards all gone except for a couple, I noticed Yarrows, are they still in business? I've sent acouple of photos THE WAVERLY and THE FALKIRK WHEEL, did you know St' MUNGO was in Culross
I'll have to try yhe photos later they wouldn't send upload failed

Posted by: AGNES & ROBERT 2nd Jan 2009, 07:47pm

QUOTE (rossmckenzie @ 2nd Jan 2009, 06:52pm) *
The link to the Fosters Building does not work...will look again later.this is another river one I like

IS THAT THE SUSPENSION BRIDGE ?

Posted by: rossmckenzie 2nd Jan 2009, 08:51pm

Robert its the Glasgow Arc bridge,when it was built it had the knick name the Squiggley...its at Finnieston.
I love the river and its amazing history.....a don’t remember it having loads of yards but I do know about it...my family have all been involved in ship building at some part of their life so I have heard millions of stories about the times when the river was world famous.....its still an amazing river.Yarrows has not been Yarrows for a long time...it was BAE naval and they had two yards...Scotstoun which was the old Yarrows yard and Govan which was Kvaerner...and I think before that it was Elders..one of my g granddads actually worked there.My dad worked at Bae for a while..today its called BVT cos its combined with Vosper Thorneycroft to build 2 new aircraft carriers...the Queen Elisabeth and the Prince of Wales.Today they build type 45 destroyers.
So how is Vancouver as 2009 starts..do you have snow....my cousins in Ontario do ,they say its pretty much coast to coast....I have been in Vancouver but it was a few years ago.....don't remember much about it think I was about 9.....remember going to Simon Fraser and some guy making a big fuss about our Scottish accents....asking us to say something Scottish....like what can you say thats Scottish....hoots man but a don't speak like that...haha...was beautiful though I remember ships going through a canal in a park...amazing

Posted by: AGNES & ROBERT 2nd Jan 2009, 10:03pm

Hi Ross, Ican rememer when you could hardly see the sky for cranes and derricks(oops gave my age away)yes the Clyde was world famous, It's not what it used to be.My Wife & I lived in ontario for a few years we lived in a small place called angus, plenty snow in winter ,and plenty mosquitoes in summer and really hot, vancouver is not too bad, we got a bit of snow, vancouver is not Glasgow I don't think it will ever be,my Wife & I came home every year up until 2005, when I arrived home I knew that I was home the atmosphere, people,around the town ,when did they build that bridge?

Posted by: norrie123 2nd Jan 2009, 11:42pm

Hi Flim, no thats not the name.
I guess I will have to trawl my older photos of that building..

Ross, not sure what type of bar it is now but I am under the impression it was gay in the 60s.
I could be wrong, I have been known to make mistakes biggrin.gif

Bye for now, norrie

Posted by: rossmckenzie 3rd Jan 2009, 05:36am

Robert the Arc bridge is about 2 yrs old I think...goes from Finnieston to Govan and it was built to allow the people who work for the BBC to cross the river to the new BBC building on the south bank..The BBC refused to move unless it was built.STV is right next door as well now.Last year the bridge had to be closed for about 6 months when one of the supports snapped,bit further up river at the Broomielaw they are building another one knicknamed the Squigley.....have posted some pictures before of the BVT yards ...my brothers flat looks into the yard...a will probably be down sometime over the weekend so I will take some new ones.


 

Posted by: flam 5th Jan 2009, 11:06pm

Hi Agnes & Robert The Strathmore a few years ago Cheers Flim


 

Posted by: AGNES & ROBERT 5th Jan 2009, 11:36pm

[quote name='flam' date='5th Jan 2009, 11:05pm' post='224197']
Hi Agnes & Robert The Strathmore a few years ago Cheers Flim
[/qu Great photo of the Strathmore, I used to stop in there for a pint, we u
sed to call
it McGlaughlans I took this picture when my Wife and I were home in 2001


 

Posted by: AGNES & ROBERT 5th Jan 2009, 11:55pm

QUOTE (rossmckenzie @ 3rd Jan 2009, 05:35am) *
Robert the Arc bridge is about 2 yrs old I think...goes from Finnieston to Govan and it was built to allow the people who work for the BBC to cross the river to the new BBC building on the south bank..The BBC refused to move unless it was built.STV is right next door as well now.Last year the bridge had to be closed for about 6 months when one of the supports snapped,bit further up river at the Broomielaw they are building another one knicknamed the Squigley.....have posted some pictures before of the BVT yards ...my brothers flat looks into the yard...a will probably be down sometime over the weekend so I will take some new ones.

Hi Ross great photo, what are they going to do with the orginal B.B.C. at Queen Margaret Drive, also the STV that was in the old Royal Theatre I have an idea where the new Studios are, right down where vthe Tallship is also when my Wife and I were home in 2005 we went down there to board the Balmoral to sail down the Clyde to Rothesay, yes Ross the old River is not what it used to be pity.

Posted by: Tennscot 6th Jan 2009, 01:00am

QUOTE (rossmckenzie @ 3rd Jan 2009, 05:35am) *
Robert the Arc bridge is about 2 yrs old I think...goes from Finnieston to Govan and it was built to allow the people who work for the BBC to cross the river to the new BBC building on the south bank..The BBC refused to move unless it was built.STV is right next door as well now.Last year the bridge had to be closed for about 6 months when one of the supports snapped,bit further up river at the Broomielaw they are building another one knicknamed the Squigley.....have posted some pictures before of the BVT yards ...my brothers flat looks into the yard...a will probably be down sometime over the weekend so I will take some new ones.

Isn`t That Bell`s Bridge From the "Moat House Hotel" over to BBC. Been there a good few years. Used to swing open to let the Waverley Pass as well as others.You could walk across it and walk to Ibrox.I walked it a few times from Anderston.

Posted by: rossmckenzie 6th Jan 2009, 02:34am

The two pedestrian bridges in the last picture are the Bells Bridge,built for the 1988 garden festival and also the Millenium Bridge built with Euro money for the opening of the Science Mall...pretty daft idea having two pedestrian bridges side by side.The picture is taken from the Glasgow Arc Bridge...which takes cars and furher upstream they are building the Squiggley bridge.
The Old STV studio is a new office block I think and the BBC at Queen Margaret Drive is being converted to an hotel and luxury houses and flats.The new STV studios are right next door to the Arc Bridge and just alonside the new BBC building.

This is the Stv studios next to the Arc


 

Posted by: marina 6th Jan 2009, 09:14pm

my daughter did a zip slide from the finnieston crane a few years back for ms, great pictures, like the squinty bridge lol. my dad served on hms andromeda, i used to love looking through his photos from that time. the clyde is certainly changing isnt it? my husbands grandfather brought parts of the finnieston crane to its destination on his lorry his name was henry (harry) fleming.

Posted by: rossmckenzie 7th Jan 2009, 06:58pm

Marina,my cousin and myself did the slide across the river from the Clydeport Crane....man a was...can’t think of an expression that’s printable that a could use..am not good with heights but it was an amazing Sunday.
I think the Clyde is amazing today...A know older people think its pretty sad most of the industry is gone but times change and I love the river...my brothers flat faces a reminder of the river ship building days....the Govan Yard....people have told him he was daft to buy it but we all love still seeing the living river...ships getting launched,work going on.......you have to experience the sun going down over the river and the site of new ships getting built to make you feel like a real Glaswegian....my dad was involved in the yards a while back and he is like still so amazed by it all...last summer we sometimes sat out on my brothers balcony and were totally amazed as another T45 got built up from the ground..ok maybe this is the last generation....none of us are involved in shipbuilding and my dad is only partially involved.....don’t think it matters,cos life moves on.....might never be involved but will always be interested in the river.

Posted by: norrie123 7th Jan 2009, 09:55pm

Hi Ross, you must have got some great shots of the latest launch at Govan.
After the ship hit the water and I seen all the flats I was wishing I had been in one of them for some shots.

Yes the river is only a shadow of its former industrial past but things move on, the river is cleaner, houses are being built along the banks.
A lot of other major citys make more of their river banks, Glasgow is at last catching up.
Bye for now, Norrie

Posted by: stuarty 7th Jan 2009, 10:55pm

QUOTE (rossmckenzie @ 2nd Jan 2009, 11:52am) *
Can't be assed resizing again so 2 different posts...lol
the mirror imaging in this pic is spectacular thanks ross

Posted by: stuarty 7th Jan 2009, 10:56pm

the clyde looks so calm and peacful kep the pics comming wub.gif

Posted by: rossmckenzie 9th Jan 2009, 01:02am

Your welcome Stuarty...a love taking pictures round the city and the river s my favourite place...get this magic buzz everytime am there.


Norrie I was not at the last launch...my bros flat was rented for 3 months...donno what he is going to do with it...he is still in Aus....though he was home for a wee while at Xmas...the value of the flat has collapsed over the last few months......if he sold it now he would be selling at a loss.He can't afford to do that.....man my Dads advice to him 2 yrs ago was so right but he ignored it....he wants my dad to buy it but much as my old man loves the river there is no way he likes this flat...we keep on having this talk about walking round in our boxers and who would see us.....my mum is like no one is interested...aye right!.....A know he does not like the flat much but he does love he view...its to die for.

Posted by: pumps100 9th Jan 2009, 07:25am

Ross,

Your photos and posts are really excellent. You are a real asset to this site.

Regards

Ian

Posted by: norrie123 9th Jan 2009, 11:06am

Hi ross, you are right about the views but some folk would not want to overlook a shipyard, wouldnt bother me one bit.
Having said that I am not one for high living.
I worked in Norfolk Court , Gorbals as a Concierge and know what like some folk can be as tenents.
I got some smashing photos from the top of Norfolk Court and some of the other high rise in Gorbals.
The housing office even used some of them for their display banners in the office, fame at last but no cash laugh.gif
I am sure your brothers flats are better than the GHA ones but they buck the trend, high rise flats are being demolished all over Glasgow by GHA.
Keep your eye open for me, baseball cap and wee digital camera, photographing tenements laugh.gif
I was in the Partick/ Hyndland area Monday and Thursday, photographing streets and tenements, some fancy house in that area.
Still a lot to do before I finish the West End.
Bye for now, norrie

Posted by: rossmckenzie 11th Jan 2009, 07:48am

Hi Norrie not been on for a couple of days.Its about 7am and just got in with a few m8's after the best party ever...dress up night and we went as the Blues Brothers...its still dark and my dad is up making breakfast....way too early...and no we did not want an OJ or porridge but am too fired up to go to sleep just yet so we are watching the box and doing a bit of surfing...
Were you a caretaker in the gorbals flats ,I know some of them were demolished.....a don't really know that bit all that well but during the summer they blew up the Sighthill flats....that was amazing I pass them some days on the train into town......
Buying a harbour flat does not mean u are getting quality Norrie,no matter how much it costs...look at this taken last February when the wind ripped the wall off 200k flats....my dad says they are made of cardboard.....am an architecture student and this shocked me.


 

Posted by: rossmckenzie 11th Jan 2009, 07:58am

Sorry about that Norrie double posted the picture....you should post more pictures Norrie...what camera are you using?...Like you am camera daft...hardly ever go out without one and I love taking pictures in Glasgow....what did you get in the west end.I live in the west end Norrie and I never get tired taking pictures here...some amazing buildings.....some of the old houses...lol I live in one are pretty amazing.....think its why I love my brothers flat so much...its all sleek and modern,open plan,glass and marble.Post some of ur pictures m8.

Posted by: rossmckenzie 11th Jan 2009, 08:25am

Hi pumps,thanks for the comments...its just something I do because I enjoy it.Need to ask you a question though...see you live in Murcia...cool!
Am gonna be 21 this year and my folks have said I can go anywhere in Europe ...well wherever a cheap airline flies to with a couple of m8s for a weekend...been watching Gwyneth Paltrow all week on telly doing a road trip round Spain related to regional food......amazing programme and am in love...the Spanish model on the trip is stunning Claudi Bassols..Whats Galicia like because I think thats where I want to go

Posted by: pumps100 11th Jan 2009, 03:33pm

Hi Ross, I have sent you a PM.

Regards

Ian

Posted by: DOLKIN 11th Jan 2009, 05:58pm

murcia alicante is for me one of the nicest regions in spain my family have had houses there for 20 yrs el campello and quasada and now lo crispin lots of friends round this part of spain last trip we visited murcia the town

Posted by: norrie123 13th Jan 2009, 11:47am

Hi Ross, PC has been down since Saturday just got it back yesterday and am playing catch up.
Your brothers flats are in a bit of a mess looks real shoddy.
We were not called caretakers, we were Concierge, more or less the same duties but we were more involved with CCTV and the site was covered 24 hours .
My camera is just a digital, Minolta, Dimage 400 cost me £200 in 2003 takes great photos but I dare say compared to todays stuff its obsolete
I have taken almost 14,000 photos with it, when its jiggered then I will get another.
I have old SLRs in a cupboard, no use nowadays.
I really dont have time to post photos on this site, I am part of the admin team on www.glescapals.com and that takes up a fair bit of time.
All of my Glasgow photos will have been on that site or have still to be posted on that site.
I have over 2000 still to be posted.

Bye for now, norrie

Posted by: rossmckenzie 16th Jan 2009, 11:09pm

Thats cool Norrie I will find a few more of Glasgow to post when I have the time.Am the proud owner of both a Nikon and an Olympus and I also have an old pre digital Canon SLR that my grandad gave me but to be honest I have never used it......can'teven imagine having to get pictures developed.
My brothers flat is next door to that block Norrie but they say it was only cos it was a really bad storm that night....weather predictions for this weekend are pretty dire as well...gales on Saturday night and am staying in the flat on Saturday night......donno about the walls shaking!Whats going with city flats is scary...one of my m8's at Uni had his Dad buy him a flat at an auction this week.....nr Kingston Bridge and just a few years old...was over £180K about a yr ago...got it for under £80k..lol its got its own gym and everything......
Norrie did you see on the news tonight that the very first Type 45 destroyer HMS Daring left the Clyde today to join the fleet at Portsmouth...would have loved to be on the River today to see her go...not possible unfortunately but was a proud day for Glasgow shipbuilding....she is the most advanced destroyer in the world and Glasgow Built

Posted by: norrie123 17th Jan 2009, 11:36am

Hi ross, thats is some drop in price for that flat. may well have been overpriced anyway.
I was just short of the £180,00 for a semi bungalow 2 years ago, will be topping myself if I have dropped that much.
I didnt see the type 45 leave the Clyde, knew nothing about it.
I see they have another type 45 half completed on the slipway at Govan, nows you chance of some good photos of it.
Bye for now, Norrie

Posted by: rossmckenzie 17th Jan 2009, 12:25pm

The new property near the river is dropping fast Norrie..even my dad admits our house has fallen in value but not by loads...he bought about 20 yrs ago so he says she can afford to laugh for the time being.......its pretty scary though...my old mans advice has always been buy the cheapest house in the best area...never lose money that way...loads of the new river flats are still empty....must admit if I had been working and able to get a mortgage thats where I would have bought...so maybe I have been lucky.Am gonna stick to the west end when I have a decent income....might be pretty basic to start with though.

Posted by: rossmckenzie 22nd Jan 2009, 07:13pm

Norrie I don't have anything all that special from Glasgow that I can think of recently..have these though...not far from Glasgow just taken a few weeks ago...do you think anyone will know where I am....ancient and just plain old....




 

Posted by: norrie123 23rd Jan 2009, 09:02pm

Hi ross, Paisley Abbey and the Coats Mill on the River Cart Paisley
I done my first job as wedding photographer in the Abbey, boy was I pooping myself biggrin.gif
I have done three, all as favours, not my idea of taking photos, too much at stake.
I have one to do in May, again a favour but at least the bride can keep me right.
I am using her digital SLR and she has been to Uni for Photography.
Bye for now, norrie

Posted by: rossmckenzie 24th Jan 2009, 07:50pm

I did not know that the Mill Building was Coats of Pailey Norrie...I knew by looking at it that it had been a mill building but had no idea it was such a famous name...so I appreciate that Norrie.The Abbey is beautiful but I don't know if I could attempt taking wedding pictures...too scary!
One of my m8's dad does it...its not his regular job but he is a really good photographer and I have seen him in action taking wedding pictures in the Botanic Gardens...looks like really hard work,getting everybody to behave properly.....a would be scared ......that I messed it up and have some bride deciding that she was gonna kill me for ruining her wedding...
Any tips you have for taking good pictures would be appreciated.Was in the Botanics today and it was a virtually perfect winters day....crisp,clear and loads of sunshine and I had no camera...thats me to a tee....had a good lunch though.

Posted by: norrie123 25th Jan 2009, 12:04am

Hi ross, I am sure it was the Coats mill.
Me teach you about cameras, not a hope in hell.
What I know about photography can be written on my thumbnail
I always say, my photos may be crap but they are my crap biggrin.gif
I was in the Hillhead/ Dowanhill area today taking photos of the tenements etc in that area, what a lot of lovely buildings in that area.
Still loads to do.
Bye for now, norrie

Posted by: Elma 25th Jan 2009, 04:38pm

Norrie, post some pictures of Hillhead, p-l-e-a-s-e..... biggrin.gif

Posted by: norrie123 25th Jan 2009, 10:11pm

Hi Elma, sorry I dont have time to post photos on other boards.
All my stuff will end up on www.glescapals.com at some time.
However if you email me with your email address I can send you any street you want, if I have done it.
One point, I have not started on the area on the right hand side of Byres rd yet, that is the side going up to The Botanic Gardens but if its on the left hand side, I should have it, only a few streets to do and some to redo.
Hope that is Ok
Bye for now, norrie

Posted by: angel 25th Jan 2009, 10:14pm

QUOTE (Elma @ 25th Jan 2009, 03:25pm) *
Norrie, post some pictures of Hillhead, p-l-e-a-s-e..... biggrin.gif


... and how about Partick, Norrie, sometimes I think no one ever lived there except me and Jakka

Posted by: Heather 25th Jan 2009, 10:25pm

Angel I had relations lived there years ago.

Theresa & Tommy Maloney.

Posted by: angel 25th Jan 2009, 10:34pm

You are a sweetheart Heather. tongue.gif

Posted by: rossmckenzie 25th Jan 2009, 11:56pm

Ok I know Norrie is too busy but here are a few older pictures.The quality is not great,was using a cheapo camera back then and it shows.

Any idea's where it is.






 

Posted by: rossmckenzie 25th Jan 2009, 11:57pm

Same area




 

Posted by: rossmckenzie 26th Jan 2009, 12:00am

Or a bit further north.






 

Posted by: rossmckenzie 26th Jan 2009, 12:02am

Last few.






 

Posted by: norrie123 26th Jan 2009, 12:08am

Hi angel,I have Partick in the PC, finished it last week, what street are you looking for?
I can email a copy to to, my email address should be in my profile.
Ross you fire away biggrin.gif
You might bump into me one of these odd days.

Bye for now, Norrie

Posted by: rossmckenzie 26th Jan 2009, 09:39pm

The right hand side of Byres Rd Norrie is into Hillhead.....its pretty different from the other side of the road.....the pictures I posted are both Partick and Hillhead......did you get any pictures around the Cricket Club in Partick...some of the ones I have shown are there...the area has the most amazing history...was the site of the original Scotland V England game...lol am talking football not cricket...1870's a think.Streets were bombed to bits during the war...Ilike the area has a great feel to it and some great history as well ... are you sorta going through Glasgow areas Norrie and taking pictures...if you are could you post your site again I would like to have a look at it.
I know the history of my part of Glasgow but to be honest when I go to the South side or other areas am lost.....have you taken any pictures around the old meat market and the area nr Dennistoun....places like Graham Square...was there a few years ago but not been back...would really like to see how it is changing.....ano I could go along...lol but I never seem to have the time.

Posted by: norrie123 26th Jan 2009, 11:47pm

Hi Ross, I have done all of the east end bar Shettleston.
Dennistoun, Haghill and Calton are on Glescapals somewhere, may well be in the archives part but get on and I can lead you to them.
South side is finished.
What I am taking is mostly the tenements buildings, some terrace buildings and the odd fancy mansion.
Some lovely property in Glasgow and I have walked streets that I have never seen before.
I have over 2000 to be posted on Pals, good knows when Iill get the time.
I want to finish taking the photos and then post at my leasure so it may be some time.
Trouble is with that amount is, Photobucket only hold 5000 and its nearly full just now.
I also post Hillwalking photos and they go on every week, so photobucket gets pretty full at times, need to have a clear out pretty soon.

I was in Dowanhill Friday and Saturday because some of the photoes were rain affected, need to go back again as I missed some of them on Saturday, just as well I travel for free.
yes I have taken some photos around the cricket ground but not of the ground itself, as I said its the buildings I am interested in.
Here is the web site address
www.glescapals.com

Dont try to join with a hotmail, yahoo, gmail email address we have trouble with them.
Bt, Virgin NTL, are Ok

Bye for now, norrie

Posted by: rossmckenzie 31st Jan 2009, 04:03pm

Wonder if you have been here Norrie... its Partick but todays Partick....I love it.


 

Posted by: rossmckenzie 31st Jan 2009, 04:11pm

Its the most amazing bridge and it details the history of Partick






 

Posted by: rossmckenzie 1st Feb 2009, 02:59am

Another Partick picture.....defies gravity.


 

Posted by: norrie123 1st Feb 2009, 09:55am

Hi Ross, I have seen the bridge from the train over the past few weeks as I travelled to Partick on photo trips.
Every time I say to myself must go looksee before I go home but after walking for hours and being so close to the station I never have, perhaps I should visit it first.
I will be back in the area soon, need to do a couple of shots again, rain affected mad.gif

Gardner Street, pretty step right enough, I have finished that area.

Good photos, keep clicking.
Bye for now, norrie

Posted by: angel 1st Feb 2009, 11:24pm

Ross I remember when I left school many many years ago, going to the youth employment office,which was at the very top of Gardiner st.in those days ,thats when we walked everywhere,. I,m thinking that if you made it up there ,they gave you a job as a reward. tongue.gif tongue.gif

Posted by: rossmckenzie 7th Feb 2009, 07:27pm

Jz did they make you walk up that hill to sign on Angel....I have a m8 from school who lives at the top of Gardner Street....my dad used to have palpitations if he had to pick me up from their flat...would sit out side dreading what might happen if his breaks failed lol.......said it was like San Francisco sitting at the top of the hill with your breaks on.I have never tried it..haha.

here is an other hill top view taken this morning...we were on the hills today,my dad my brother and myself....not really far from Glasgow but does anybody know what we are looking at....it was the most beautiful day ever...sunny,clear and freezing cold...a love days like this ....we hiked a bit ,went down to the water for a while and then hit a an old inn for a pub lunch..some great soup and some tasty food...my dad was like do you want to drive the car home..a never get to touch his car..so I had a coke and he had a beer ....don't think he really wanted the beer he just wanted an excuse to let me have his car.....man he was jumpy...could see him breaking when I hit a bend....there was still ice on some sections......think he only relaxed when we pulled in to our driveway....my driving was excellent.lolol


 

Posted by: Heather 7th Feb 2009, 09:03pm

I'm just thinking that years ago I would have had great fun free wheeling down that hill on my bike. Wheeeeeeeeeeee laugh.gif

Posted by: angel 7th Feb 2009, 10:05pm

just a shot in the dark Heather, but would it be around Bowling. cool.gif

Posted by: angel 7th Feb 2009, 10:07pm

QUOTE (angel @ 7th Feb 2009, 08:52pm) *
just a shot in the dark Heather, but would it be around Bowling. cool.gif
.................... sorry Ross I made a mistake with your name

Posted by: Heather 7th Feb 2009, 10:29pm

laugh.gif laugh.gif

Posted by: rossmckenzie 7th Feb 2009, 11:45pm

Awrite Angel,Heather is a really nice name and that but a don't really look like a Heather unsure.gif well a don't think a do lol.

Had to pass Bowling to get where I was today but no its not Bowling.....climbed over from one Loch,this one to another one 2nd picture...not all that far but very different looking




 

Posted by: norrie123 8th Feb 2009, 12:33pm

Hi Ross, were you at Gareloch and then Loch Long?
Bye for now, norrie

Posted by: rossmckenzie 10th Feb 2009, 12:35pm

Its is the Gareloch and Loch Long Norrie....looking down into the Faslane base on the Gareloch.

I passed the new Harbour Bridge on the train last night Norrie,looks really good at night.

Posted by: norrie123 10th Feb 2009, 12:46pm

Hi ross, I didnt realise the wraps were off the bridge, no hurry for me to photograph it, its not going anywhere biggrin.gif next time I am in the town I will do it.
Gareloch and Loch Long, easy ones for me ahve cycled around there years ago and do hillwalking in the area.
Great shots , I imagine they look better full size on the PC.
Bye for now, norrie

Posted by: rossmckenzie 21st Feb 2009, 09:27pm

Most of the pictures I post on here are Glasgow orientated obviously but a am a travel junkie…gimme a few pounds for my birthday or Xmas and am on a cheap flight somewhere……my dad in particular just laughs at me, says were never gonna keep you at home when you graduate…my mum is more like oh be careful……she worries way too much…..I love travelling so I wondered if anyone has a clue where this might have been taken….well that’s quite hard. any idea what it was celebrating. Its something pretty amazing.


 

Posted by: Heather 21st Feb 2009, 09:45pm

Ross were you in Germany????

Is that the a list of the 1936 Olympic winners in Berlin???

Posted by: rossmckenzie 22nd Feb 2009, 12:56am

Thats amazing Heather I really never thought anyone would get that.Jessie Owens was the most amazing athlete and world famous because Hitler refused to shake his hand at the 36 Olympics in Berlin..My Dad worked for nearly a year in Berlin and we would go watch Berlin Hertha.Die Alte Dame..."the old lady" play in the bundesliga some weekends....Loved the stadium and would always have a wander around to see the memories of the Nazi's games...pure magic days ...been to a few of the camps in both Germany and Poland and you have to wonder how people could behave like this.....just been to see the movie Valkyrie this week...powerful movie.




 

Posted by: rossmckenzie 22nd Feb 2009, 01:14am

Here is another one...dead easy if you have a wee bit of German...we all have a Geburtshaus and for most of us its in or around Glasgow.Was here this winter and sorta not all that enthusiastic about it...oh the Hills are alive......gimme a break.


 

Posted by: Elma 22nd Feb 2009, 01:17am

I'd say that was Mozart's birthplace.

Posted by: rossmckenzie 22nd Feb 2009, 01:25am

Haha Elma spot on but where was he born ?Dead giveaway from the Hohensalzburg this winter.


 

Posted by: Elma 22nd Feb 2009, 01:30am

Salzburg Ross. Actually my grandson was there last year with a group from his school and he didn't think much of it either. He was also in Munich and Hamburg but spent most of their time in Paris. He was in Paris a couple of years ago too but at that time fell in love with Monaco. He want to go and live there laugh.gif

Posted by: rossmckenzie 22nd Feb 2009, 01:46am

Thats amazing Elma..Salzburg left me numb and that surprised me.....Love Mozart and the movieAmadeus is one of my favourite history movies..the city itself did nothing for me....however I went on to Vienna and experienced one of the best weeks of my life...amazing city.Like your grandson I did Munich this year twice and loved it,Paris for the rugby world cup year before last ...and fell in love with the city and my kilt wowed the locals...had lassies follow me around all over the city...best night ever was when a lost my dad and my brothers and went out to watch the lights on the Eiffel Tower at the Trocadero....life does not get any better.Monaco I have never been to but life anywhere on the med is my style

Posted by: rossmckenzie 22nd Feb 2009, 02:01am

[See if your gandson recognises these Elma..a so love this city....did he ever go see the Surfers in the Englisher Garten.....was my favourite place in Munchen...some time am gonna have my own board and give it a go




 

Posted by: RonD 22nd Feb 2009, 04:44am

Did you know that Great Britain won the Men's Ice Hockey gold in the 1936 winter Olympics held in Germany?


Posted by: rossmckenzie 22nd Feb 2009, 07:35am

I read that the UK won gold in Ice Hockey at the Garmisch Partenkirchen games of 36 beating Canada Ron but I could never really understand what they meant by the UK team being made up of 11 UK Canadians why did they not play for Canada?

Just to show you don't have to head to Bondi to surf....central Europe and miles from the ocean...surfing in the Englischer Garten


 

Posted by: RonD 22nd Feb 2009, 12:22pm

Hi Ross:

Here's an explanation on wikipedia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice_hockey_at_the_1936_Winter_Olympics

Posted by: rossmckenzie 23rd Feb 2009, 08:12pm

Thanks Ron I did not know about that and it was interesting to read about it.Fascinated as well at the flags on the medal board....Take it that was Canada's original flag and interesting to see the Swastika for the Germans

Posted by: Heather 23rd Feb 2009, 09:34pm

Ross, it was Jesse Owen's name that I recognised and knew he had won gold there.

We visited Salzburg in Mozart's centenary year and the town was really busy.

We were staying in Kitzbuhel and took a day trip to Salzburg. I was rushing around checking out the Sound of Music place's, so my husband found a place to sit and left me to it. laugh.gif

Our room in the hotel in Kitzbuhel was good as we were two floors up and we could sit on the balcony looking right on to the Hahnenkamm.
We went up the Hahnenkamm on a cable car and it was great. We stopped for lunch and not being able to speak German I pointed to what I thought was a glass of wine and the waiter brought me a half pint glass of wine.
After that was it any surprise that I was running around the hill singing, ' The Hills are alive with the sound of music '. laugh.gif

Posted by: rossmckenzie 24th Feb 2009, 06:16pm

Half a pint of wine Heather....a would have been singing too if I had half a pint of wine lol.....goes str8 to my head but am ok in German...Ein Grosse Bier Bitte,danke schon!. gets me exactly what I want.
I was a bit dissapointed in Salzburg but I don't really know what I was expecting.I came from Munich,which I loved and and especially enjoyed going out to the great BMW museum and th Munich Olympic Park which is stunning and found an amazing story there.They have a street named after a young British athlete...the Lillian Board Weg..Its the most amazing story,have attached a link to her.Its like reading the story of the great Jesse Owens in Berlin.
From Salzburg I went to Vienna which restored my faith in Austria ,it was an amazing city.
I wonder if anyone knows the name of the famous movie related to this picture.La Da DA DA DA.....and thats without any wine lol.

http://www.theherald.co.uk/sport/thearchive/display.var.1924683.0.lillian_board_the_golden_girl.php




 

Posted by: bilbo.s 25th Feb 2009, 08:34am

Der dritte Mann.

Posted by: rossmckenzie 25th Feb 2009, 06:56pm

In Perfect German BILBO.s...Der Dritte Mann...Orson Wells in the classic Third Man.


Love this clip with the zither...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=te9fqm6rUPY

Posted by: rossmckenzie 25th Feb 2009, 07:11pm

Oh forgot to say it was the Ferris Wheel in the Prater


 

Posted by: marina 25th Feb 2009, 11:52pm

ross your a proper wee gadabout arent you? your quite right live life to the full

Posted by: TeeHeeHee 26th Feb 2009, 12:55am

Ross.-
your post#67 refering to the Ash.
I've read recently..and I'll find it again for you.. of an Ash in Scotland that is 5000 years old +/-.
It stands at the corner of a church and is surrounded by a steel cage for protection.
Actually the church, naturally, was built.. as were many in the UK.. in the vicinity of the tree with the door which leads out to the graveyard being closest to the tree.

Your pictures are really well taken. You do put yourself about and add to the pleasure of a lot of people here.
Thanks mate.

Posted by: norrie123 26th Feb 2009, 07:58am

Hi TeeHeeHee,
I have seen that tree you mentioned its a yew tree.
Its amazing to think of the things that have happened since it first grew.
Bye for now, norrie



The Fortingall Yew is an ancient yew (Taxus baccata) in the churchyard of the village of Fortingall in Perthshire, Scotland. Various estimates have put its age at between 2,000 and 5,000 years; recent research into yew tree ages[1][2] suggests that it is likely to be nearer the lower limit of 2,000 years. This still makes it the oldest known tree in Europe,[3] although there is an older Norwegian spruce root system.[4]

The yew's once massive trunk (16 metres, or 52 feet in girth in 1769, of unknown original height) is split into several separate stems, giving the impression of several smaller trees. This is a result of the cutting out of pieces of its wood as tourist trinkets in the nineteenth century and the natural decay of the ancient heartwood, which has reduced the centre of the trunk down to ground level. Other than this the tree is still in good health and may last for many more centuries. It is now protected by a low wall but can still be easily viewed.

Clippings from the tree are to be taken to the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh to form part of a mile long hedge. The purpose of this "Yew Conservation Hedge Project" is to maintain the DNA of Taxus baccata from ancient specimens in the UK as, world-wide, the trees are threatened by felling and disease.[5]

The area immediately surrounding Fortingall has a variety of prehistoric archaeological sites including Carn na Marbh, a Bronze Age tumulus.

According to legend, Pontius Pilate was born in its shade and played there as a child.[

Posted by: TeeHeeHee 26th Feb 2009, 10:07am

Norrie:- I knew pontius when he was a pilot.

Thanks for the correct info ( alztheimer's setting in) soon as I saw the word "yew" I remembered.
Well done.

Posted by: rossmckenzie 28th Feb 2009, 02:16am

I have heard about the Fortingall Yew Norrie ,never seen it though!


Here is another foreign picture...with a twist, am a up over or down under!


 

Posted by: rossmckenzie 28th Feb 2009, 02:23am

Or third option did I tweek the picture......

Posted by: RonD 28th Feb 2009, 02:24am

Yes, Ross, the Canadian flag as we know it now came about in 1965. This was at a time when Canada wanted a flag without the Union Jack. The one they had before was not really a flag but was known as the Canadian ensign. I remember in hogh scool looking at the window when the new flag was put up. It seemed strange at the time.

Posted by: rossmckenzie 28th Feb 2009, 02:42am

I really admire the Maple Leaf flag Ron I think it looks awesome...just symbolises Canada for me.Think it is one of the most distinctive flags in the world.A know the Jack is totally distinctive as well but we don't hold the flag in awe or anything.I really dislike some of the Euro flags...same coloured stripes 'different directions...I have trouble with the Irish,French,Dutch, and stuff where as I always recognise the Scandinavian crosses Denmark,Sweden,Norway,Finland,Iceland.. dead easy...Scotland is the same.Have never understood why Aus and NZ have not changed their flag....I can never remember which one is Aussie and which one is Kiwi and I have rellies in both countries...they get sorta t'd off when I mix them up.Canada's choice was pretty good I think.

Posted by: TeeHeeHee 28th Feb 2009, 02:58am

Does the Kiwi flag have the Southern Cross too ?
( genuine question)

Posted by: rossmckenzie 28th Feb 2009, 02:51pm

Both Aussie and Kiwi flags have the Southern Cross...but Aus has 5 stars plus a federation star.The Kiwi flag Southern Cross only has 4 stars ..no idea what the difference is.


 

Posted by: AGNES AND ROBERT 28th Feb 2009, 04:41pm

QUOTE (RonD @ 28th Feb 2009, 02:11am) *
Yes, Ross, the Canadian flag as we know it now came about in 1965. This was at a time when Canada wanted a flag without the Union Jack. The one they had before was not really a flag but was known as the Canadian ensign. I remember in hogh scool looking at the window when the new flag was put up. It seemed strange at the time.

What does the canadian flag represent ? at least the Union Jack and the Stars and Stripes they mean something

Posted by: RonD 28th Feb 2009, 06:04pm

At first glance I always get the NZ and Aus flags mixed up. I never took the time compare them, thanks for that Ross. I too have to stop and figure the difference between the Dutch flag and the French one as well as the Italian and the Hungarian. The Scandinavian ones are so nice and readily identifiable along with the Scottish Saltire.
Since it almost March 1st see if you can identify this one?

 

Posted by: Elma 28th Feb 2009, 08:51pm

I get the Aus and NZ flags mixed uip all the time too. As for your flag Ron, I haven't a clue. I thought of Wales as it is almost St. David's Day but they have a dragon on theirs. Need a clue Ron.

Posted by: Java 28th Feb 2009, 09:09pm

Sir...Sir...pick me...ah know...laugh.gif

Posted by: Elma 28th Feb 2009, 09:21pm

Very well Java dear, can you tell the class.............

Posted by: rossmckenzie 28th Feb 2009, 09:28pm

Amazing Ron,I have never seen that flag so I had to do some research.Its the St David's Cross and tomorrow is St David's day.Is it a bit like Scotland having the Saltire and The Lion ?
I was not in Edinburgh this afternoon.....but the saltire was blazing across the city as Scotland escaped the wooden spoon by beating Italy in the 6 nations...first victory and I could not go mad.gif Never mind I have a ticket for the Ireland game in 2 wks

Simon Danielli..todays match guy

 

Posted by: rossmckenzie 28th Feb 2009, 09:30pm

Ooops Sorry Java but if your not fast ,your last.

Posted by: Java 28th Feb 2009, 10:03pm

Ocht, story of ma life Ross...laugh.gif Ah only knew cos ma MiL's Welsh...laugh.gif

Posted by: rossmckenzie 28th Feb 2009, 10:22pm

Och am sorry...when a started my reply no one else had replied but am easily distracted and wandered away for a drink and a pkt of crisps then came back and posted....at least you knew the answer I had to go on line to find it...then a spent 10 min trying to figure out what a MIL was and I just got it...a dragon lady tongue.gif
I had to stay in Glasgow today because my gf's mother insisted...was a sorta family thing but not my family...they would never keep me in Glasgow on a home game day. wub.gif Don't think a want a MIL around my neck.

Posted by: jaybee 28th Feb 2009, 10:25pm

Oh you just wait.... you will have one, one day and I hope she is good to you. You sound like a well rounded young lad and any MIL would love to have you as a SIL.

Posted by: Agnes & Robert 28th Feb 2009, 10:36pm

QUOTE (rossmckenzie @ 25th Jan 2009, 11:49pm) *
Last few.
I know that I might be wrong, but one of these photos looks like Garrioch School at the bottom of Avenuepark Street.

Posted by: rossmckenzie 28th Feb 2009, 11:41pm

No R&A those pictures are all Partick and around the old Hamilton Crescent School or up in Kelvinbridge.Ive been in Avenue Park street but don't think I have ever posted any pictures from there Robert.
JB no way is this SIL got any plans to acquire a MIL in the near future....this organising everyone today is so not the way my family works...even my mum today was like and you did what she told you...maybe she could give me a few tips....aye right mum! your fine the way you are..see my mum is so different she never orders you she suggests you might want to do this because you would be helping her if you did....how can you say no to that....aw man sucked in again am up at dawn to take her to the airport.

Posted by: jaybee 1st Mar 2009, 12:16am

A son has to do what a son has to do Ross.... your mum sounds like a realy classy lady, knows what she wants and knows just how to get it. Well isn't that what mum's are all about? LOL. Go ahead, enjoy life and don't become a SIL too soon, that is a sentence that lasts a long, long time.

Posted by: TeeHeeHee 1st Mar 2009, 01:35am

Rossmackensie: Re. Southern Cross

What a lovely reply.

Thanks very much.
I supposed if the Ausies had the addition of the federation star ( and I must plead ignorance there) the Kiwis could have used the 5 star southern cross too, but maybe to avoid confusion they've used only the 4 main stars leaving out epallon crux.
your post got me checking and I was surprised to see that The Maori name for Crux is "Te Punga", the Anchor (of the Milky Way "waka" ) which would explain the omission of the star known as e.crux.
the cross is also incorporated in the flags of samoa, Papua New Guinea, Brazil and a couple of others; none of which I knew till now.
Thanks again ross.

Heh, you and that Java...when you said; dragon lady, here's me thinking that must be something Welsh. Then I saw your "gf" abreviation and suddenly the penny dropped on MIL. I know..I know..I'm slow..

Posted by: Elma 1st Mar 2009, 07:30am

I didn't know that Wales had two flags, thought Scotland was the only country with that luxury laugh.gif Thanks for all the info guys. And Happy St. Davids Day to everyone biggrin.gif