MORE GLASGOW WALKABOUT
More 'Glasgow walkabout', here's one of many bridges over the river Clyde (the Portland Suspension Footbridge)
for the murals (see my PAGE TWO, link at bottom page) at the Clydeside Legal Graffiti Wall.
Equestrian statue of the Duke of Wellington in front of Glasgow's Gallery of Modern Art (which I did not get round
to visiting it, another one for a future visit to Glasgow).
The equestrian Wellington Statue is a statue of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington. It is located on Royal Exchange Square, outside the Gallery of Modern Art near the end of Ingram Street and was sculpted by Italian artist Carlo Marochetti and erected in 1844.
For the best part of 140 years, the statue stood on its plinth without much fanfare, but that all changed in the early 1980s, when a traffic cone mysteriously started appearing on top of the Duke of Wellington’s head.
At various stages, the city council has removed the cones and tried to come up with schemes to halt the practice altogether. Despite such attempts however, the cone has remained for over 30 years, and whenever a cone is removed, it is only a matter of days before a new one appears in its place.
It is clear that the statue with the cone on its heid has become one of Glasgow’s most iconic images and in 2011 the ‘Coneheid’ statue was named by Lonely Planet as one of the top ten most bizarre monuments on Earth.
Eric Watt photo, as it was
displayed in the Kelvingrove Art Gallery exhibition.
Patrick Central Station (Patrick Hall Station), opened in the 1890s.
The historic fronts are fast being torn down & replaced by modern high rises, esspecially along the river Clyde area.
A Dutch connection: Jan Herman van Roijen, the Netherlands Ambassador (1997)
Is this a display, as a warning, or did that bicycle actually get 'salvaged' for parts?
A public foodbank.
Foodbanks are a sad necessity in many cities & towns in Europe these days; the divide between rich versus poor is becoming
ever greater, even the poorer middle class have to resort to foodbanks occasionally to supplement their shopping.
William 'Bud' Neill (b.05Nov1911–d.28Aug1970) was a Scottish cartoonist who drew cartoon strips for a number of
Glasgow-based newspapers between the 1940s and 1960s. Following his death, his work has attained cult status with
a worldwide following. [¬Wikipedia]
'The fictional Calton Creek (Calton is a district of Glasgow) was an outpost of the wild west, supposedly located somewhere in Arizona, but its inhabitants were all Glaswegians from the Calton area and spoke with Glasgow accents.
'Lobey Dosser' was the pint-sized, whiskered Sheriff of Calton Creek who, assisted by "El Fideldo" (Elfie), his resourceful two-legged horse, strove to maintain law and order and protect the citizens against the evil plans of 'Rank Bajin' ("rank bad yin/one").
The character names drew heavily on the Glasgow vernacular and were often only comprehensible to Glaswegians. [Wikipedia]
Statues-Glasgow_Scotland on Tripadvisor
This statue of Charles Rennie Mackintosh was been unveiled in Glasgow on the 90th anniversary of his death.
The memorial, created by Kelpies sculptor Andy Scott, marks the completion of a £60m regeneration project in Anderston.
The artwork was commissioned by builder Sanctuary Group and was revealed by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.
It is located the on corner Argyle St and Elliot St (Finnieston, Glasgow West). Source: www.bbc.com/news/
Charles Rennie Mackintosh (b.07Jun1868 – d.10Dec1928) was a Scottish architect, designer, water colourist and artist. His artistic approach had much in common with European Symbolism. His work, alongside that of his wife Margaret Macdonald, was influential on European design movements such as Art Nouveau and Secessionism and praised by great modernists such as Josef Hoffmann. Mackintosh was born in Glasgow and died in London. He is among the most important figures of Modern Style (British Art Nouveau style).
The 'Homeless Jesus' statue. A large life-sized bronze sculpture by Timothy Schmalz next to the
church just off Buchanan Street shopping precinct.
I came across an identical statue in Rome (Italy) later this year, see my Travelogue Rome 2022.
'The Old Schoolhouse', converted to a nice pub / restaurant.
'The Old Schoolhouse'
(with a subway station nearby)
Took a picture of the 'Warden' while he was taking pictures..