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Postby cumbo » Thu Feb 03, 2005 8:42 pm

What about rebuilding the old Tourist Information Booth,I think it was used for TB X-Rays after the war.I bet tourist information in Glasgow in the 60's was a bit sketchy!"Well yes the underground is going to be shut for 5 years but if you take a bus up west there is the kelvingrove art gallery."
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Postby signum » Sun Mar 27, 2005 1:07 pm

Modern Fossil wrote:I’m sure that post office held the record for the longest counter in Europe

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:), I love how Glasgow has, or once had, the largest thingymuggiger in Europe, someone out there is taking careful note! Like St Enoch use to be the largest glazed area in Europe once, apparently...
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Postby Pgcc93 » Sun Mar 27, 2005 1:20 pm

signum wrote:
Modern Fossil wrote:I’m sure that post office held the record for the longest counter in Europe

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:), I love how Glasgow has, or once had, the largest thingymuggiger in Europe, someone out there is taking careful note! Like St Enoch use to be the largest glazed area in Europe once, apparently...


It still does! but it tends to be health issues these days.
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Postby paladin » Sun Mar 27, 2005 2:51 pm

Modern Fossil wrote:I’m sure that post office held the record for the longest counter in Europe


Sure it wasn't the record for the longest Queue at a P.O. counter in Europe.
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Postby Captain Brittles » Sun Mar 27, 2005 4:23 pm

The GPO in George Square was the best PO to do business in - a virtual postal supermarket. A great place that is sadly missed in the city and also a humdinger of a building, well designed masterpiece second only to the house of madness (across the road) in class. Pity it looks across the sqaure at the dreadful low rise yellow thing.
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Postby YokerBloke » Tue Mar 29, 2005 7:33 am

Captain Brittles wrote:...The GPO in George Square was the best PO to do business in - a virtual postal supermarket. A great place that is sadly missed in the city and also a humdinger of a building, well designed masterpiece second only to the house of madness (across the road) in class. Pity it looks across the sqaure at the dreadful low rise yellow thing...
That Ernst & Young building totally destrys the look of the square really.
http://www.tracertong.co.uk
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Postby Fossil » Tue Mar 29, 2005 5:53 pm

YokerBloke wrote:
Captain Brittles wrote:...The GPO in George Square was the best PO to do business in - a virtual postal supermarket. A great place that is sadly missed in the city and also a humdinger of a building, well designed masterpiece second only to the house of madness (across the road) in class. Pity it looks across the sqaure at the dreadful low rise yellow thing...
That Ernst & Young building totally destrys the look of the square really.


It does have a rather nice Hidden Garden In the middle

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Postby YokerBloke » Tue Mar 29, 2005 10:23 pm

Bloody hell!
It's WELL Hidden alright !
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Postby Sharon » Wed Apr 13, 2005 11:43 am

I'd quite like to have a picnic in George Square. You know with rugs and hampers.... and stuff.
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Postby Sharon » Sat May 21, 2005 11:07 am

Back to the Cafe in the Square

There is to be an exhibition of the 6 short-listed designs in teh Lighthouse (Long Gallery, Level 5) on the 27th-29th May.
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Postby Tamandee » Wed Apr 05, 2006 7:06 am

If an outdoor cafe or market stalls or mainland European type city square was proposed for the Square, why not remove traffic from around it? The city centre road system is mad anyway, so what would a few more streets matter? There is something like it in Dundee where they took away the traffic.
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Postby Mori » Thu Apr 06, 2006 9:51 pm

http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/lo/features/7022632.html
George Square needs to learn lessons from Europe

WITH the long-running saga of Glasgow's GPO now nearing a resolution, questions are being asked about the future of George Square.

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DUBBED 'Red Square' after red tarmac was laid, questions are still being asked about making George Square the heart of the city
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Postby gordon » Fri Apr 07, 2006 8:09 pm

"Public realm is vitally important to Glasgow and can be a catalyst in encouraging even more retail, hotel and restaurant companies coming to the city."

Oh, wonderful...more retail and hotels.....just what we need!
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Postby Fossil » Sat Apr 15, 2006 11:12 pm

Here for all you train buffters :)

Steam locomotive a 5- 6 gauge 2-8-2 built at Queens Park Works

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Postby brickwall » Sat Feb 17, 2007 5:13 pm

Thought I would add some decent stuff. Included are the odd drawing made before cameras were so readly available. If they have been posted before I could not find them. So there!

George Square early 1820's
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"Urchins trying to pull down statue of Sir John Moore"
1820's Note the piggy and the washing in the picture.
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A Jew being bated with a pigs trotter??? in George Square. From the Northen Looking Glass paper.
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Waverley Hotel 1865
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Clarence Hotlel nextdoor
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Early Drawing of Merchant House
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War Week 1943
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V.E. Day
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Feeding pigeons 1954
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Murky night late 50's
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