I’ve visited the new Zaha Hadid-designed Riverside Transport Mseum in Glasgow several times – this last visit briefly appeared online but I took it down at the request of the museum trust who did not want the surprise spoiled for visitors.
This 1930s cinema has been closed for years, but is still in beautiful condition. It all seemed very familiar – I’m sure I went to see some films here in the late ’90s. Anyway, pictures:
The theme park opened in the grounds of a 19th Century castle in 1995, and had three roller coasters plus a bunch of other rides. It’s location probably did for it, though – it’s not especially near anywhere and there’s a theme park closer to Glasgow.
Govan’s Lyceum Cinema dates from 1938 – at the time it was a stunning modernist cinema with a curved backlit wall of glass, and seated 2,600. Bought by County in 1974, it was split in two, with bingo in the stalls and a 480-seat cinema in what was the balcony – the beautiful circular entrance was partitioned. Continue reading
This place is just down the road from me – for ages, I’ve been thinking it’d be a good place for a bike shop. Now I could phone up the agents and get the keys, but we don’t do things that way around here 😉 It’s an interesting art-deco-ish brick building that was expanded in the ’90s and converted into a bar and restaurant with a microbrewery on-site. It’s not very interesting really, but here you go:
These beautiful Victorian baths are currently in limbo – not used, not quite derelict, restoration or demolition both proposed. What better time to go for a look around?