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> Glasgow- Now And Then
scotslad90
post 5th Dec 2003, 07:54pm
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Have posted a few pictures on different pages this week about Glasgow as it is now.Been totally rocked by the responses about how people see the city today,Thought it might be cool to have a page for pictures about Glasgow -as it is now or how it was in the past both aspects are fascinating.GG'S posting today about picture halls/cinemas/trams really fascinates me . I can go any day and take picture's of the city as it is today but the enjoyment is comparing it to how it was.So anybody got anything they want to post.
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post 5th Dec 2003, 07:59pm
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I will post a few pictures of Glasgow today,

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post 5th Dec 2003, 08:10pm
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Dial Inn and the Armadillo

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post 5th Dec 2003, 08:39pm
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St enochs

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George Muir
post 6th Dec 2003, 01:14am
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ohmy.gif Scotslad, here's a picture of how St. Enoch's Square looked "then"

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post 6th Dec 2003, 02:08am
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When was 'then' George?

Last time I stayed at the hotel was in Nov. '66 - remember it well - I was bringing my Mum back to Canada after my Dad's funeral.
Our room did not have 'private facilities' and the toilet was down the hall - Mum went off and, for the longest time, didn't come back - I got worried - found her, much confused, in the entrance hall to the toilets - apparently when you went in the lights went on, opening a toilet door also brought light, closing it switched it off - she reasoned that getting out would also bring darkness and decided to stay put, convinced that her dutiful daughter would eventually come to her rescue. She was right, the moment the door was opened, the lights went out. Think they had 15w bulbs in the hallways! Can you imagine such a system in this day and age? It really was quite scarey! Glasgow's COME A LONG WAY!
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post 6th Dec 2003, 04:32am
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huh.gif Fearn, the picture of St. Enoch's Square was taken in 1954. Three years before I had worked as an office boy in the Platform 1 Goods Office, but left in 1952 to do an apprenticeship as a compositor. Although I knew my way around all the platforms, etc. I have never been in the "marble halls" of the hotel. I think working in the station must have given me the wanderlust!
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post 6th Dec 2003, 01:32pm
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Thats a fantastic picture George -it looks so congested even back then.Hope others have some old pictures of Glasgow.
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post 6th Dec 2003, 03:36pm
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Art Deco at its best Melody.

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post 6th Dec 2003, 03:42pm
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And the walled Garden -kinda bare in winter but you should experience it in summer totally awsome.

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post 6th Dec 2003, 03:43pm
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I agree... it would be wonderful to live there alright, however do you see what I mean about going to the pictures.....much better in the Ascot building..thanks for the photo...I think we're showing off now.. our fabulous architecture....well why not!! Glasgow's architecture is something to be very proud of. smile.gif
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post 6th Dec 2003, 03:57pm
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We're getting too lovey dovey laugh.gif But I agree with you Melody,going back to the Ascot,I remember it as picture hall -just and loved it but today I think its ugly and I think it should have been demolished.It was left empty for years as a total eyesore because someone decided it was grade 2 and therefore listed.Am fascinated by architecture Melody-always have been I think I missed my vocation in life.This city breathes architecture Melody and although we often disagree on everything and anything we both love this city with a passion and thats evident in all our postings-we just look at it from different viewpoints.I want everyone that either lives here,or used to live here or might want to visit us to see what Glasgow is and be proud of it.
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post 6th Dec 2003, 04:29pm
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Although I have been born and brought up in Glasgow I still stare up those wonderful tenements and buildings in town, and often sigh a sigh of pride. ..I can't think of a town to equal Glasgow for the quality of it's architecture.
The red sandstone tenements especially on a sunny evening, well ..I can't think of anywhere better to live.... just perfect for people to live in! Oh I feel all cosy now!.... I hope we don't fall out before the night's in! laugh.gif
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post 6th Dec 2003, 05:56pm
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Great pic of St Enochs 'then' George. I see the old SMT red buses in the far distance lined up waiting on the approach road to the station where I used to board for Renfrew - and a lucky day if my Uncle John was the driver!. Nice also to see the BEA airport bus which was heading the same way as me. I lived on the edge of the old Renfrew Airport - the graceful terminal building of which is now a 'Tesco' supermarket!.
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post 6th Dec 2003, 05:58pm
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We are not going to fall out tonight Melody-but tomorrow is a new day.We both love this city with a passion,its evident in every posting we make and I might slag you about stuff but I respect you totally.We look at the city in different ways sometimes but I think I always look for the positive and hope for change where as you see it in past battles and how things might have been better.Heavy stuff for a Saturday night laugh.gif We both just want the world to look at Glasgow and admit this is one well cool city and I love it .
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