Orlando Cafe..I think

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Orlando Cafe..I think

Postby WeeGee » Tue Oct 12, 2010 1:27 pm

Hi there everyone I am looking for any pics of the orlando cafe (I think that was it's name!) It was on the corner just where Sauchiehall Street and Argyle Street begin across from the Art Galleries....there are flats there now.
I used to go there for ice cream with my Nana and Granda in the late 70's early 80's because they used to play bowls on the municipal greens across from it. I would love to show my Nana a photo of the old cafe!
Any help would be much appreciated!
Ps sorry if there are already pics somewhere that I may have overlooked! :oops:
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Re: Orlando Cafe..I think

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Tue Oct 12, 2010 2:06 pm

Image

Neil Leslie is the photographer and he can be contacted via his website

http://www.calceo.co.uk/neilleslie/index.html
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Re: Orlando Cafe..I think

Postby Vinny the Mackem » Tue Oct 12, 2010 2:40 pm

I'm pretty sure it was featured (internally, and possibly externally) in the film Comfort and Joy. Having said that, I've not seen the film for years and may be talking mince!
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Re: Orlando Cafe..I think

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Tue Oct 12, 2010 2:51 pm

The Film's in bits here

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Re: Orlando Cafe..I think

Postby banjo » Tue Oct 12, 2010 6:34 pm

a gold star for dexter st clair.
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Re: Orlando Cafe..I think

Postby Josef » Tue Oct 12, 2010 6:57 pm

Dexter St. Clair wrote:Image

Neil Leslie is the photographer and he can be contacted via his website

http://www.calceo.co.uk/neilleslie/index.html


Right. See when they demolished that and built the thing that's there now, there was an article in the Evening Times which quoted the architects at length.

They were talking about the fact that it was rare to find a good example of two major streets converging like that and how proud they were, etc...

But they used a specific word to describe the place where the streets converge, and I can't remember what the word was.
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Re: Orlando Cafe..I think

Postby tobester » Tue Oct 12, 2010 6:58 pm

You see places like this, and remember them, then if you never visited them, regret what weve lost...i never went into there, wish i had
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Re: Orlando Cafe..I think

Postby WeeGee » Tue Oct 12, 2010 8:33 pm

Dexter St Clair!!!! Thank you, thank you, thaaaaaaaaaaank you!! That picture is fantastic! Can't wait to show my Nana it! You are a star! :D Will have to watch Comfort and Joy now to see if it's on there too! :D :D :D
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Re: Orlando Cafe..I think

Postby Josef » Tue Oct 12, 2010 8:35 pm

WeeGee wrote:Dexter St Clair!!!! Thank you, thank you, thaaaaaaaaaaank you!! That picture is fantastic! Can't wait to show my Nana it! You are a star! :D


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Re: Orlando Cafe..I think

Postby WeeGee » Tue Oct 12, 2010 8:51 pm

Josef wrote:
WeeGee wrote:Dexter St Clair!!!! Thank you, thank you, thaaaaaaaaaaank you!! That picture is fantastic! Can't wait to show my Nana it! You are a star! :D


Two firsts in the one week.

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Re: Orlando Cafe..I think

Postby The Egg Man » Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:16 pm

It's hard to believe this is the first mention of the Orlando Cafe in all the years HG has been around.
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Re: Orlando Cafe..I think

Postby Josef » Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:22 pm

It's not, although it's the first mention specifically by name.

Not being Harry Potter, please don't force me to try to conjure up the arcane potion of words that will summon up previous references.
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Re: Orlando Cafe..I think

Postby yoker brian » Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:24 pm

Josef wrote:Right. See when they demolished that and built the thing that's there now, there was an article in the Evening Times which quoted the architects at length.

They were talking about the fact that it was rare to find a good example of two major streets converging like that and how proud they were, etc...

But they used a specific word to describe the place where the streets converge, and I can't remember what the word was.


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Re: Orlando Cafe..I think

Postby Josef » Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:26 pm

yoker brian wrote:I know it as a Gushet


... and you're right, but I'm sure that's not the word that was used.
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Re: Orlando Cafe..I think

Postby The Egg Man » Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:28 pm

yoker brian wrote:
Josef wrote:Right. See when they demolished that and built the thing that's there now, there was an article in the Evening Times which quoted the architects at length.

They were talking about the fact that it was rare to find a good example of two major streets converging like that and how proud they were, etc...

But they used a specific word to describe the place where the streets converge, and I can't remember what the word was.


I know it as a Gushet



Isn't that where a street splits? :wink: :?:
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