Tiger in the park!

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Postby Captain Brittles » Fri Apr 29, 2005 10:12 pm

Pgcc93 wrote:

On the other hand, had the cooncil commissioned it from the public purse to the tune of several thousand ££££'s of our taxes it would have been a different matter of course. :?


That about sums it up (in a nutshell)

Its a fuckin' disgrace. I remember seeing it when the guy started the carving - a bit of independent art in my opinion.
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Postby engineer » Fri Apr 29, 2005 10:17 pm

actually i'd quite like to read about some nosy bastard that had a wooden tiger fall on them ::):
they should have left it :wink:
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Postby nodrog » Wed Oct 26, 2005 11:55 am

The tiger in its last resting place - dumped in a pile of wood next to the bridge over the Kelvin on Belmont Street....

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Postby AlanM » Wed Oct 26, 2005 12:43 pm

nodrog wrote:The tiger in its last resting place - dumped in a pile of wood next to the bridge over the Kelvin on Belmont Street....

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I'll have that for the bonfire next week!! :wink:
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Postby ghiribizzo » Fri Nov 11, 2005 6:22 pm

Does anyone around G.W.R know if the 'Tiger' survived the 5th of November?
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Postby Armadillo » Fri Nov 11, 2005 9:40 pm

I can testify that it was still in good shape this time yesterday.
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Postby HollowHorn » Fri Nov 11, 2005 10:48 pm

Any chance of showing us the way?
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Postby ghiribizzo » Fri Nov 11, 2005 11:30 pm

I'll likely be past there tomorrow but you don't need a tour-guide to find the Tiger. Assuming you have an AZ/Multimap/Autoroute or whatever, find Belmont Street off GWRd.
If you go north on Belmont St, it's in a wooded bit of land just before the drop into the Kelvin at the Bridge.
You can't tell in the photo but it's about 2m from the fence at the edge of the pavement! If you don't know the area though, a walk around the streets to the West of where the Tiger is will reveal lots of sculptures and interesting things...
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Postby retired tiger » Sat Nov 12, 2005 10:42 am

http://www.thecht.co.uk/

I read that the sculptor was connected to this charity for adults with learning difficulties, maybe this is how the poor tiger ended up near Belmont Street Bridge. If you fancy a stroll in some old fashioned Glasgow Lanes their premises are well worth a visit. There are some excellent wooden sculptures for sale and there used to be a wee cafe. They also had a shop nearby on Great Western Road
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Postby The Egg Man » Wed Jan 01, 2014 5:34 pm

red_kola wrote:
yourebarred wrote:no idea but i wish they'd burn it!

Frankly amazed that somebody hasn't, though there is now CCTV in the park (appeared about the same time as the Skatepark, unsurprisingly) so perhaps not now...

The guy who does (did?) it, Phil, and his dog are well known regulars in Stravaigin. More info
(***PAT'S GUIDE TO THE WEST END WARNING***) here.


I heard last night that Phil is in hospital, having broken his hip over Christmas.
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