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My pictures of this memorial from last December were taken in the dark.
This was in daylight. Shows the flanking lions off well:-
Obelisk and horizontal sculpture:-
The sculpture resembles the fossil of a creature’s skeleton. The latin word “Pax” (peace) can be seen to its right here:-
This one’s in the east end of the city centre part of Argyle Street. I missed it last December but got a photo early last month. Superstructure and windows. Nice scrolling on the stonework and lovely stained glass but needing cleaned up methinks:-
Pity it’s so dilapidated. Close-up on the windows:-
At the bottom of Buchanan Street and on the corner of Argyle Street and St Enoch Square is what used to be Arnotts department store and is now a branch of Bank of Scotland.
Below is the Argyle Street elevation of HSBC. For Buchanan Street elevations see here.
Under the Hielanman’s Umbrella is this entrance to Glasgow Central Station:-
There is a similar entrance on the south side of the street. (Stitch of two photos.)
Below is the Argyle Street frontage of the Mackintoshed up building whose Union Street aspect I featured here. Again a stitch of two.
There is a small display at the People’s Palace on Glasgow Green which shows images of Glasgow’s various International Exhibitions.
The colour picture at the top is of the 1901 Exhibition, a panorama of that same exhibition is below it, a sepia depiction of the 1888 Exhibition lies below the writing, a view of the Scottish Pavilion at the 1938 Empire Exhibition is to the left and a poster stamp of the Empire Exhibition’s logo in red is below that.
The colour picture is of the Main Pavilion at the 1901 Exhibition:-
The mostly blue picture is of the interior of one of the two Scottish Pavilions at the 1938 Empire Exhibition:-
Here’s the poster stamp in a closer up version:-
The People’s Palace also has one of the jigsaws of the Empire Exhibition:-
Note the (oddly shaped) missing piece of the jigsaw. I actually have a complete example of this jigsaw at home (a companion piece to this) but it’s still in a box somewhere due to the house move last year.
Modern car park with deco styling, Candleriggs, Glasgow.
Pedestrian entrance doorway:-
There are lovely rounded “balconies” here on the element above the entrance not to mention “streamlining” on the stonework and the tip:-
Finial on central element. The finial is triangular but shows as a line here:-
There is good decorative brickwork near the roofline. The metalwork’s not bad, too:-
It was deepest darkest December when I took these. The Christmas lights were up and on.
This is from the south east:-
From the north:-
From the east:-
The George Square side is flanked by two statues of lions. This is the southern one:-
George Square aspect, with Remembrance Day wreaths. (City Chambers in background):-
Glasgow’s Merchant City lies to the east of Buchanan Street and north of Argyle Street.
I couldn’t get back far enough to get this all in:-
Same building, other side:-
This one looks a bit lonely:-
This is fairly mundane except for the decoration near the roofline – for which see next photo:-
There is some lovely decoration near the roofline:-
Art Deco style shop in Union Street, Glasgow:-
Detailing round the windows:-
The roofline has good touches:-
On the corner of Union and Argyle Streets lay the location of the famous meeting place known as “Boots’ corner” but Boots is long gone and this Union Street facade has now had “Mackintosh” embellishments added. Mockintosh, if you like:-
The detailing has typical Mackintosh square elements with sinuous biologically inspired lines:-
As do the window surrounds with the addition of also typical elongated rectangles:-
The elongated rectangles and sinuous lines are prominent in the bay window too:-
I can’t remember exactly which street this was in but it’s a fine building too, with hints of deco:-
Art Deco style building on corner of Renfield and West Gordon Streets, Glasgow. Elegant vertical banding, plus good canopy in West Gordon Street:-
Renfield Stret view:-
Lower portion in Renfield Street:-
Flat roofed deco building on corner of Renfield and Bath Streets, Glasgow. Good v-shaped detail between the middle windows on Renfield Street:-