Glasgow West End: Jim's West End Photo Diary November 99

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I took some time off on Monday and decided to go out and take some more photographs - I've been thinking for a while we need a shot of the famous Lobby Dosser statue on the Web site - and this 'need' was made more acute when Alex Gardner - a visitor to the site - commented on the fact that this was curious ommission. So here just for you Alex is a picture. You can find this statue on Woodlands Road just across from The Halt bar.

Lobby Dosser Statue

I went into the Mitchell Library while I was out - they have an exhibition showing photographs and artifacts from their Glasgow Room. Very interesting stuff - old maps of Glasgow, 19th centruy guide books and loads of photographs of the different areas of Glasgow including some interesting one's of the West End before it was 'built-up'. One particularly appealling photographs was one of some old cottages on Byres Road.

Mitchell Library Beltane St Entrance

After coming out of the Mitchell I took the above picture of the Beltane St entrance (built by James Sellars a follower of Alexander Thompson) and looked around for more good looking West End buildings. Here 's a photograph of Royal Crescent - a rather smart little crescent set back from Sauchiehall St near Finnieston.

Royal Crescent

Took this photograph of the drinking fountain at Charing Cross a few weeks back. It's Glasgow's answer to the leaning tower of Pizza! I don't know the history of the fountain - if you know anything about it please get in touch.

The Leaning drinking fountain of Charing Cross

I have a selection of my photographs for sale in the Gallery Shop.

Comments

Its a long time since I have seen the Lobby Dosser statue and was therefore pleasantly surprised to come across it on your site.

I understand it was vandalised recently but has been put back together again. (sods that they are).

I have tucked your picture aside to show friends and impress them by my knowlege of the statues background.

More power tae yer camara.
--Ronnie McPhee ( Emailronaldmac3 at aol dot com ) from London on 21.12.2002; 0:05:42 Uhr

Its a long time since I have seen the Lobby Dosser statue and was therefore pleasantly surprised to come across it on your site.

I understand it was vandalised recently but has been put back together again. (sods that they are).

I have tucked your picture aside to show friends and impress them by my knowlege of the statues background.

More power tae yer camara.

Comments

hi, i was a beat bobby in glasgow between 1977 and 1990 and the fountain was on my beat, in fact it was the meeting point for 4 beats. i cannot remember the fountain being tilted but i do remember that there was a police box(tardis) next to it. not there any more. i believe there are still a couple left in glasgow..ill be looking for them in your site, just found it.thanks im loving the trip down memory lane. all the best keep it up bob crilley

robert crilley | Mon Aug 15 2005

Left that Grand City of Glasgow in 1964 and your webpage brought back fond memories of the best toon any where! I had a late night coffee at the fountain at Charing Cross many times after a night at the Lacarno, However; I never noticed that it was tilted. Perhaps it was I who was on a slight angle.It is a great web site and I will pass it on to ex-patriots here in western Canada.Thanks

Alex Halliburton | Fri Nov 07 2003

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