Ruchill Hospital’s imposing red sandstone and brick water tower has loomed over north Glasgow for 120 years – most of the rest of the hospital has been demolished, but Scottish Enterprise are saving the A-listed tower. Continue reading
Inchgreen is a large drydock in Port Glasgow, on the Firth of Clyde – built to handle the largest ships of the ’60s, it’s still owned by BAE Systems and used occasionally. There are three lovely big level-luffing cranes. I’ve climbed the Inchgreen cranes before, but I wasn’t entirely happy with the images I got shooting handheld, so kept meaning to go back.
Back again to Glasgow Uni, and this time an attempt on the main part that’s eluded me – the roof of the chapel.
That’s the chapel in the middle of the above picture. Built in memory of those from the University who died in WWI, it was dedicated in 1929, and designed by Sir George Burnet to blend in with the Gothic main building. Continue reading
Glasgow University’s imposing Gothic main building stands on a hill in the West End, dominating views from all over the city. Designed by George Gilbert Scott and opened by Queen Victoria, at the time it was a move to a fresh leafy suburb from the university’s old location in the city centre.
No idea why I didn’t report on this before – probably because it wasn’t all that exciting, but there were some decent views of the Mitchell Library, so here you go 😉
Back to the beautiful Greenock Titan giant cantilever crane…
John Brown’s Giant Cantilever crane is one of four on the Clyde – the others are Finnieston, Barclay Curle, and the King George V in Greenock. Built by Sir William Arrol, this is the only one that’s being properly preserved – a good thing, even though that means fitting a lift for visitors and lots of multi-coloured lights… Continue reading
Temple Gasworks was built in 1871 for the Partick, Hillhead and Maryhill Gas Company, and when Glasgow Corporation decided to centralise gas supply it was bought by the city in 1891. The rest of the gasworks, and the linked Dalsholm gasworks, are now gone, but these two lovely three-lift gasholders remain. They’ve not moved for years, but they’re still kept as backups. Continue reading
Glasgow University moved from its crowded city centre location to the then-suburban Gilmorehill in the West End in 1870 – the magnificent Gothic building was designed by George Gilbert Scott and opened by Queen Victoria.
Part of it is now getting a new roof, so, well…