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Re: Doors Open Days 16-20 September 2009

Thanks for posting, What do you guys recommend? I really wanted to go to Bell St. Stables but its all full, and Govanhill baths but they don't seem to be doing it this year. Oh well, next year.
by Blindpilot
Mon Aug 03, 2009 11:49 pm
 
Forum: Forum Archive
Topic: Doors Open Days 16-20 September 2009
Replies: 15
Views: 2410

Re: Ruchill Hospital (Old hospital buildings off Bilsland Drive)

I remember hearing that during the TB outbreak in Glasgow they used to nurse the patients outside in the verandas as they thought the fresh air would help to cure them. They were covered up with lots of blankets but the visitors had to dress up warm. Yes, that was true of most TB Sanatoriums. The p...
by Blindpilot
Tue Nov 04, 2008 1:27 am
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Ruchill Hospital
Replies: 68
Views: 41912

Re: Old Glasgow Street Names ( Kelvin Area )

The section of Argyle street between Grey St (where the tree is) and Radnor St used to be called Radnor Terrace, and I think it was also Dumbarton Road at some point.
by Blindpilot
Tue Nov 04, 2008 12:53 am
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Old Glasgow Street Names ( Kelvin Area )
Replies: 10
Views: 7192

Re: Glasgows Cobbled Streets and Lanes

onyirtodd wrote:
Rucola wrote:Beautiful though they are, it's also hellish trying to ride a bike on them.



Enough to put a smile on a nun's face?



*smirk*
by Blindpilot
Mon Sep 01, 2008 10:24 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Glasgows Cobbled Streets and Lanes
Replies: 284
Views: 102133

Re: Glasgows Cobbled Streets and Lanes

I think it would be great in Glasgow City Council lifted the tarmac in some parts of town to expose the cobbles underneath. In Edinburgh this sight and feel is terrific and really adds to the place. Have you ever tried to sleep with cars zipping up and down a cobbled street? We want a well designed...
by Blindpilot
Mon Sep 01, 2008 10:23 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Glasgows Cobbled Streets and Lanes
Replies: 284
Views: 102133

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It looks like the Argyle Street tree has some upcoming competition, but it's still a precocious bush at the moment http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a8/scallopboy/glasgow%20stuff/argyllstreettrees.jpg I don't want to revive dead threads or anything, but i live opposite this tree, and it is INVALUABL...
by Blindpilot
Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:45 am
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: A Tree in Argyle Street
Replies: 14
Views: 16667

Re: Glasgows Cobbled Streets and Lanes

It makes sense just to tarmac over them, it seems like such a shame, cobbles are so much prettier. Do you think the tram lines are also still there then? I am CERTAIN I saw an exposed one just near Kelvinhaugh st about a year ago, and there are definetly tramline-like lines on the road, like sunken ...
by Blindpilot
Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:31 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Glasgows Cobbled Streets and Lanes
Replies: 284
Views: 102133

Re: Glasgows Cobbled Streets and Lanes

There are cobbles underneath the tarmac on the west end of Argyle st, I saw them when they had the road dug up for roadworks. IF you look carefully you can also see the marks on the tarmac where the tramlines were.
by Blindpilot
Thu Aug 14, 2008 10:08 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Glasgows Cobbled Streets and Lanes
Replies: 284
Views: 102133

Re: Stirling

Hello, Im trying to sneak in unnoticed here, being a bit new and all.

Just wondering if anyone has been in to the rainbow slides since it closed down? Might be pretty cool?
by Blindpilot
Fri May 02, 2008 11:29 pm
 
Forum: Around the World
Topic: Stirling
Replies: 109
Views: 24017

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