My picture gallery contains; photographs of the West End of Glasgow, photographs of Glasgow, and photographs of Scotland.
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A few photographs from a recent wander around the streets of Dowanhill. The terraces around this area, built from the 1870s onwards, look fantastic - in an elegant and understated way. Local artist Alan Richardson alerted me to the fact that the curved terrace shown above no longer had it's usual 'screen' of trees and bushes, as they had been removed due to building work.
One more photograph of the statues in the Kibble Palace.
The flats on Byres Road above Safeway, from this angle, on a nice sunny day, form an unusual looking jaggedy abstract shape.
Why is this building got Victoria Cross written at the top of it?
I'll have some of those Biscotti buscuits with my cappuccino please. :-) Here's a tip for you; don't bite into these buscuits before first dipping them into your coffee - they are rock hard.
While we were in Little Italy we discovered that Jamie Clark was a winner of the Delifrance's European Sandwich Challenge; here is Jamie and the owner of Little Italy Remo, with the trophy.
We also popped in to See Liz McElvie at the Studio to get some photos to update the page about the shop.
Liz has some nice framed tiles, like the one above - I couldn't resist taking a few photos.
It's goodbye to Venice and hello to the wet and windy Glasgow West End. I usually tell visitors that the West End of Glasgow has its own micro climate - and that it is always sunny. Sadly with the recent snow, rain, sleet and freezing conditions it has been difficult to keep this particular fantasy alive.
The unusual old wooden building on Otago Street. I took this photograph because I like the colours of the doors and windows - strong sunshine was flooding in from the left - giving it a bright and shiny look.
Above you can see the corner of Bank Street and Gibson Street and below that Hillhead Street looking towards Glasgow University.
Early Sunday morning in The Botanic Gardens - before the city wakes up.
I have a selection of my photographs for sale in the Gallery Shop.
Just stumbled onto your site - I came from Bryes Road - If you are on Dumbarton Road take a snap I'd love to see how much it ha changed. I really enjoyed the site.
--Aileen ( Thomas_Mcleod at telus dot net ) from Canada on 16.3.2003; 7:14:24 Uhr
Phew! You have to have a bit of bottle to put your name to something described as " easy peasy " in case you get it wrong!!! Your photographs are just amazing. Many thanks again.
--Dorothy Easson ( dorothy at easson dot co dot uk ) from Scotland on 10.3.2003; 0:43:48 Uhr
Absolutely right Dorothy. Thanks for taking the time to put a name to this months mystery picture.
--Jim Byrne ( james dot byrne2 at ntlworld dot com ) from UK on 9.3.2003; 19:29:01 Uhr
The blue doors belong to Kelvinside/Hillhead Parish Church.
--Dorothy Easson ( dorothy at easson dot co dot uk ) from Scotland on 8.3.2003; 0:47:50 Uhr
The building with Victori Cross always interest me, as so many people pass it by without noticing its there.
Why Victoria Cross?
Many years ago, Ashton Road, Dowanhill Street and Byres Road all converged at that point and the continuation of Byres Road was Victoria Road, but when Queen's Park in Glasgow's Southside was firmly established, the honour for Queen Victoria was to have a road named after her. They took it from the West End and Victoria Street became the continuation of Byres Road.
I am not aware how accurate or mythical this story is, but I read it somewhere on a Website and in a book about Glasgow many years ago. I believe it to be true, but I am also aware that Victoria is used elsewhere quite frequently in Glasgow. Victoria Park (Whiteinch) Victoria Park Drive, Street and Infirmary to name but a few.
If only we would look up from time to time, it is amazing what stories we can learn from a building about our history and heritage!
--Tom Wilson ( trw at minister dot com ) from Scotland where else! on 4.3.2003; 1:04:13 Uhr
You asked where the photograph was taken?
I guess it was taken outside! Somewhere in the West End! I am 100¨ure, I know the answer but I will not enter this time and let someone else put in their pennies worth. Just couldn't resist being cheeky! Nice pics this month too!
--T Wilson ( trw at minister dot com ) from Scotland of Course! on 21.2.2003; 0:50:00 Uhr