Jim's Glasgow West End Photography Diary March 2008

Here are some of the photographs I have taken while out and about in the West End of Glasgow - I hope you find them interesting. Click on the images to view larger versions. You are free to download and use for non-commercial purposes any of my photographs as long as you put a link to this site and give me credit for the photograph (Jim Byrne)

Some months the images are a mixture of photographs of the West End, photographs of Glasgow and photographs of Scotland.

29th March 2008

Photo: More Red tulips.

Red tulips in a glass vase, on a glass table.

Photo: More red tulips.

Photo: Red Tulips.

28th March 2008

Photo: Pat and Ryan.Pat and Ryan - windswept on Southport Beach.

Photo: Ryan on Morcame beach.Ryan - at Morecambe Beach.

Photo: Eric Morcame.

Photo: Morcame beach.

24th March 2008

Photo: Partick Sewage works.

I took a wander along to Finnieston a few weekends ago - past the old sewage works. Curious architecture that hides the building's purpose?

Photo: Dumbarton Road new flats.

Past the new flats - unsympathetically added to the tenements across from the Kelvingrove Art Gallery. This just doesn't work - though it is a typical example of the style of new buildings being glued to the side of old tenements - so someone must think this is good architecture. I have no problem with the architecture of this building and no problem with modern architectural styles - but both old styles and new styles suffer when they are plonked next to each other like this.

Photo: Fallen tree outside Kelvingrove Art Gallery.

I assume this fallen tree outside Kelvingrove Art Gallery was a victim of the recent high winds.

Photo: Back of the Kelving Hall.

I took a detour around the back of the Kelvin Hall.

Photo: Jaggy security device.

And spotted this modern version of barbed wire - designed to stop potential pole shinners.

Photo: Old Dumbarton Road.

Walked onto Old Dumbarton Road - a once busy route - now truncated - though still an area with a bit of character.

Photo: Old Dumbarton Road.

Photo: Stirling Castle Pub.

The Stirling Castle Pub.

Photo: Firebird Restaurant at Argyle Street.

The Firebird. I assume that scooter is part of the Firebird decor?

Photo: Snaffle Bit Sauchihall Street.

Snaffle Bit on Sauchihall Street.

Photo: Mother India Sauchihall Street.

Photo: Keep this door shut.

Photo: The Tree Finnieston.

I used to work in Finnieston in the early 90s when it was a fairly run-down area. I'm amazed at the transformation over the last few years. Every second shop-front seems to house a new business - suggesting that the people now living in the area have money to spend. There also seems to be more restaurants - with cuisine from every part of the world - do local people to eat in them? It could be that no-one eats at home anymore.

The photo above is of 'The tree' - a local landmark; everything in Finnieston is located in reference to the tree. So you will always be 'across from the tree', 'just up from the tree' or 'next to the tree'.

Photo: New flats in Finnieston.

Looking West,with the new flats and Tesco's on the left.

Photo: New Tesco Express Finnieston.

Photo: Oceana Finnieston.

Photo: Toscana Finnieston.

Photo: Kurdish Cuisine Finnieston.

Photo: Kokuryo restaurant.

Photo: Cafebayan Russian Restaurant.

Photo: The 78 bup.

Photo: The Grove Pub Finnieston.

Photo: The Ben Nevis Bar Finnieston.

Photo: Multiple signs outside shop.

Photo: Park Bar.

Photo: Lebowski bar Argyle Street.

Photo: The Two Ways pub Finnieston.

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