Hooray! I have mod approval to start my first thread.
I have recently finished the Jack House book The Heart of Glasgow and am in the middle of reading The Second City by CA Oakley. I have greatly enjoyed both books with their descriptions and anecdotes of old Glasgow. I can highly recommend them to anyone looking for a fun and easily readable introduction to the history of our city.
I have read many books about the history and growth of Glasgow and most of them discuss the eight oldest streets out of which Glasgow grew. These are:
-Stockwell Street; and,
You can see a map of these streets in 1560 here:
http://www.theglasgowstory.com/imagevie ... 9c0964ba3d
I'm not sure if I should embed the map in this post (any advice?).
The books contain many details of the architecture and artifacts of these streets, some of which may still be seen today.
This project will focus on all of the above streets and the intention is to capture the distinct sights and character of each street in both pictures and words. This will build up into a body of work covering the core of the old city.
We do not have to stick rigidly to the specific buildings etc mentioned in the books although I will make a point of posting snippets from the books with relevant photographs.
There will be a degree of overlap with other threads such as Past and Present and City Shots but that only adds to the interest.
I will kick things off with a shot of the building I would most like to get inside.
Does anyone know if they still play the bells at hogmonay?
'It's a sad day for capitalism when a man can't fly a midget on a kite over Central Park'