Jim's Glasgow West End Photo Gallery

My picture gallery contains; photographs of the West End of Glasgow, photographs of Glasgow, and photographs of Scotland.

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18th March 2004

Photo: Cottage.

This month's mystery photograph (see foot of page) was clearly just too difficult. Apart from one e-mail asking me if it really is in the West End, there have been no guesses. So I'll tell you the answer; my photograph shows a view contained in another photograph - and you can find that photograph in the Main Range of Glasshouses in the Botanics; the part with all the cactus plants.

This month's new mystery photograph is the cottage above; do you know where is it - and how it got there? It's just for fun - no prizes this month I'm afraid.

Photo: Kids Wellies.

Here is a small surprise for the people who stay downstairs in our tenement close - a photograph of the kids' wellies.

Photo: Daffodils at Glasgow University.

Daffodils on the hill outside Glasgow University.

Photo: Glasgow University Gardens.

Looking across University Avenue at University Gardens.

Photo: Glasgow University Professor Square.

A veiw of Professors' Square in Glasgow University.

8th March 2004

Photo: The sun is out on Byres Road.

Walking down Byres Road on Sunday the winter sun was low in the sky - at times it was difficult to see what was ahead.

Photo: A bus on University Avenue.

Further down the road I spotted this bus stopped at the lights on University Avenue; it was interesting because written on the front of the bus, where you would normally find the destination, were the words 'just married'. You will just have to take my word for it - I didn't have a lens on the camera that would have allowed me to take a close up.

Photo: Costa Coffee entrance in Bank Street.

I have always found this entrance to Costa Coffee, on the corner of Bank St and Great Western Road, interesting as a piece of architecture. It is the old Bank, I'm not sure when it was built, but it has an Art Deco look to it.

Photo: A view of a tree and hedge in the sun.

A tree in the Botanics, warmed by the sun.

Photo: Mystery photograph.

Here is this month's mystery photograph; where can you find this unusual scene? This one might be too difficult, so if there are no replies within the next week or so, I'll replace it with another one. At the moment there is no prize, but if we find a sponsor for this month's competition, I'll be sure to let you know.

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as per your photo on 18th march 2005.the name of the cottage is sunlight cottage, as i stay there and two other points my birthday is on 18th of march too and cottage looks small but not small inside honest i live in it thank for showing our house

billy irvine | Mon Jan 16 2006

Hello, Nice photo galleries :) Have you got any recent photo's of Mansfield street and surrounding area in the galleries please Jim? I live in England and my Granda lived at no 41 when I was small and it's the house my mother was brought up in. I know the opposite side to his has been knocked down now and it would be nice to see what's going on now. Thanks Ed.

egd1956 | Mon Sep 13 2004

Hi, Yes you are both correct - it is the Sunlight Cottage in Kelvingrove Park - well done. Thanks for taking the time to answer. All the best, Jim

Jim Byrne | Mon Apr 05 2004

Dang twice Marion! I swear the bottom half of your post didn't show when I posted the same answer....honest!

Helen Robertson | Sun Mar 28 2004

Not sure how to go about this....but the mystery photie is of the Sunlight Cottage in Kelvingrove Park built for the 1901 Glasgow Exhibition...

Helen Robertson | Sat Mar 27 2004

Dang! I suspected that mountain picture must have been to do with something hot in the glasshouses - haven't had time to go and check though! This week's mystery pic is of the Lever Bros cottages on Sunlight Way, above the River Kelvin in front of the museum. The cottages were built for the Great Exhibition in Kelvingrove and the Lever company left them there when the exhibition was over. Now lived in by folks from the parks department. Ver tiny but lovely.

marion cochrane | Fri Mar 19 2004

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