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In Glasgow, just look up...

Discussion in 'Street-City-Architecture' started by Alderney, Jul 16, 2017.

  1. Alderney

    Alderney Well-Known Member

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    Just by remembering to look up, we found giants and nymphs in Glasgow. They held up stone balconies, while watching and listening:

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    Welcome to Glasgow. There are certainly a great many Victorian buildings that have fantastic detail, but as you allude to few people look above the shop line. Are you visiting at present and do you know the city well?
     
  3. Alderney

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    Hello Jamie. Great to hear from you. I'm the guy who posted pictures of Loch Lomond and the Wm. Wallace Monument a while back.
    My 2 sons and I were in Glasgow the first week of June, and then took the ferry across from Cairnryan to Belfast, and then by train to Dublin. Our adventure took 2 weeks in all.
    I was very impressed with Glasgow. Brilliant architecture, plenty of cultural events (Royal Scottish National Orch. and art galleries) as well as the Stand Up Comedy Club. Terrific Indian food.... and friendly pubs.
    We saw the wild haggis on display at the Hunterian Museum. The curator told us that the legs on a haggis are shorter on one side of their bodies so that they can run faster around the mountain slopes ;)
     
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    Well seen. People in towns don't look up half enough.

    So you can impress your friends with your classical knowledge, male supporters are atlantes (or telamones) and females are caryatids.

    Roger
     
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  5. Alderney

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    Thanks Roger! Period architecture in Nova Scotia lacks such witty ornamentation, although new buildings under construction look very imaginative. I'll post some images soon. Cheers.
     
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    Does this count as witty ornamentation? 8=)

    Roger
     
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    wonderful shots. people forget that the second important attribute of great photographers is a SENSE OF HUMOR
     
  8. Alderney

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    Thanks Sausalito Dog. I like to have a bit of fun.
    This shot is from Dublin, where they're building a new transit rail service up O'Connell Street.
    The caption might read "Jim Larkin doth protest" ... the mess of construction material & barricades that people have to climb over:

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