My picture gallery contains; photographs of the West End of Glasgow, photographs of Glasgow, and photographs of Scotland.
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Here are some pictures of the tenements, buildings and streets of Hillhead. These photographs 'take after' those by Henry B. Morton, who wrote the classic book on Hillhead 'A Hillhead Album'. He used a cheap Brownie Camera to take his photographs, but despite such a relatively primitive camera he really captured the atmosphere of Hillhead in the 1950s 60s and 70s. The expansion of Glasgow University in the 1970s meant a lot of Hillhead was being reduced to rubble; Henry B. Morton recorded much of it before it disappeared, as he wandered around hillhead with his terrier 'Girlie'.
Above you can see the clock tower at Cooper's on the corner of Bank St and Great Western Road.
Tenement Windows on Great George Street.
Wellington Church on University Avenue, built in 1883 on the site of Oakfield House, designed by T.L. Watson after the style of the Madeleine.
Looking down University Avenue towards Byres Road, with the Tennents Bar on the corner.
The Coooper's building at the corner of Great Western Road and Bank St.
A view down Glasgow St. The tenement I stay in is out of shot on the right hand side.
Hillhead St. looking towards Great Western Road.
Field Marshal Earl Roberts of Kandahar, gazing towards the Khyber Pass. This statue is situated at the top of Kelvingrove Park, and is the work of Henry Bates A.R.A. It is an exact replica of that erected in the Maidan, Calcutta.
Views of the Botanic Gardens.
Michael Dale on the right at the launch of this years West End Festival - sorry I didn't get the name of the person on the left. I took photographs of quite a few local people at the festival launch, but unfortunately most of them didn't come out.
Pat and Saad Shybani at the launch of the West End Festival.
The glasshouse at the back of the People's Palace on Glasgow Green.
A few more photos from our highland trip. Above you can see Loch Linnhe. I took this as we had started on the journey home on the Sunday. Pat was in browsing in the Highland Craft Shop and I was rambling in the rain taking photos of the mountains we were leaving behind. You can spot the bridge to North Ballachulish through the 'smirr'.
This is the view we had from our hotel window - the mist settling down in the valley. (Freedom of the Glen Hotel) - looking over loch Linnhe.
We attended the opening fo Martin Grays 'Barras' People' Exhibition: photographs of the people who work, browse, shop and live in and around Glasgow's Barras market.
When it comes to taking photographs at such events I'm always in a quandary as to exactly what I should be photographing. On the one hand I've no desire to be a 'press photographer' taking 'set up' photographs of the principle actors. On the other hand I admire the skills of these press photographers, both their social skill (including their ability to 'encourage' people to strike strange poses and stand in unnatural positions) and their technical skill. So what I end up doing is taking photographs of the photographers - viewing the viewer.
Another walk in the park produced these seasonal photographs - daffodils in the glow of the evening light.
And of course, If I'm in the park, and the Kibble Palace is open I'll take a walk round - in this instance taking a photograph of some statues.
I have a selection of my photographs for sale in the Gallery Shop.
The pictures of Hillhead St area are great! do you think you could take some of southpark terrace and Hillhead Primary. If you go to south park terrace, there's this tree that has the branches all coming down to make a den inside. theres an opening just at the edge before you go down to the path oppsite Hillhead Sec. You maight want to check it out!
--Sarah ( lee_meixia at hotmail dot com ) from Singapore on 4.6.2002; 8:27:07 Uhr
I tried to get in touch, but your e-mail address does not work.
I have contacted different people in the East End with a view to setting up a similar type of site possibly including some of the Merchant City ventures and the history of the East End and interesting architecture, people etc.
The Barras - however no take up of the idea as yet.
Let me know your own interest.
--Pat Byrne ( pat at glasgowwestend dot co dot uk ) from UK on 3.6.2002; 0:38:49 Uhr
why dont u do a web site on the east of glasgow e-mail me
--Clare ( Clare at harrigang dot fsnet dot co dot uk ) from on 1.6.2002; 17:53:23 Uhr
DEAR JIM, WAS GOBSMACKED TO RECIEVE THE NEWSLETTER FROM PAT TODAY; MAY 9TH 2002, WHICH WAS BRIL AND INFORMATIVE! WELL DONE PAT!
BUT WAS FURTHER CHUFFED TO SEE MY EMAIL IN 'PRINT' IN THE COMMENTS SECTION OF THE WEBSITE, WHICH I FORGOT I'D SENT, OOPS!
FAME AT LAST!!!
THE LOCH LINNE FOTOS BROUGHT BACK MEMORIES TO MY WIFE AND I OF OUR TRIP TO THE AREA LAST NOVEMBER WHEN WE STAYED A MILE FROM BALLACHUILISH BRIDGE ITSELF, ON THE 'OBAN' ROAD.
AW RA BEST FOLKS FAE TYNESIDE. REGARDS DAVE AND MARY MACKENZIE
--DAVE MACKENZIE ( david_mackenzie43 at btinternet dot com ) from UK on 9.5.2002; 10:37:03 Uhr