Glasgow's disappearing Weather Vanes

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Glasgow's disappearing Weather Vanes

Postby MacotheIsles » Wed Nov 08, 2006 10:20 pm

Until I started looking I thought there'd be weather vanes sprouting from every steeple, turret and apex in Glasgow, but what I saw was lots of baldy pinnacles where vanes had no doubt once been, but were alas, no longer. So here goes what I hope will be at least a good attempt to capture the last of these magnificent little aeriel masterpieces of art, practicality and lore.

Two to start with...

1) Above Charing Cross Mansions.

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2) The spires and vanes of the Uni from across Kelvingrove Park.

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Postby Fossil » Wed Nov 08, 2006 10:31 pm

Corner of George Square I cant remember the name at the mo :oops:
Merchants House :? ?
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Postby MacotheIsles » Wed Nov 08, 2006 10:55 pm

Lovely image MF.

A beautiful piece of work and very appropriate for merchantry. In excellent condition too.
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Postby crusty_bint » Wed Nov 08, 2006 11:11 pm

Very nice indeed :D The steeple of the old Merchants House on Briggait, the steeple being all that remains of the building, still has its vane but i don't have a pic to do it justice.

So here are some more:

former Strathbungo Parish Church
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the former Main Building of Langside College
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here i go, it's coming for me through the trees
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Postby HollowHorn » Thu Nov 09, 2006 10:16 pm

Too far away I know, but just wanted to get in on the act :oops:
Will do better next time.......
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Postby MacotheIsles » Thu Nov 09, 2006 11:01 pm

Brilliant pics all. And that one on Strathbungo Church is a true traditional weather-cock too. I'm sure there must be a lot of tradition associated with vane design just waiting to be googled.

Does anybody grease the pivots so that they revolve freely? They always seem to be ponting towards different quarters whenever they're close enough to make a comparison.

As to the question of altitude I'm wondering if it'd be possible to float one's camera up on a kind of mini hot air balloon (wind permitting) with some basic remote-control shutter release.
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Postby HollowHorn » Thu Nov 09, 2006 11:06 pm

MacotheIsles wrote:mini hot air balloon

Not sure if Fossil's free, I'll ask :wink:
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Postby MacotheIsles » Thu Nov 09, 2006 11:09 pm

:D
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Postby Fossil » Mon Nov 13, 2006 10:41 pm

almost fragile
different angle

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Postby Josef » Mon Nov 13, 2006 10:50 pm

Where did you take that one from Foss? Doesn't look like a major zoom (from my extreme amateur point of view).

Beautiful. And no 'almost' about it.
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Postby Peekay » Tue Nov 14, 2006 1:26 am

This thread sums up pretty much what I think of Glasgows architecture now. Shitehole at ground level but when you look up there's some amazing stuff there. Liverpool's the same!

There's a nice vane at Shawland X I noticed the other day that Iwould never have seen if it wasn't for HG making me pay a bit more attention to things about me.

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Postby e2wufos1 » Tue Nov 14, 2006 11:46 pm

Peekay wrote:There's a nice vane at Shawland X I noticed the other day that Iwould never have seen if it wasn't for HG making me pay a bit more attention to things about me.

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It's the same for the Glasgow coat of arms I'm looking up everywhere I go now to find it :)...Jim
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Postby MacotheIsles » Tue Nov 21, 2006 11:10 pm

The vane atop the savings bank building, Shaftsbury Street, Anderston.

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Postby Josef » Tue Nov 21, 2006 11:13 pm

Is that the one opposite the 'green pyramid' church, Mac?
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Postby MacotheIsles » Tue Nov 21, 2006 11:28 pm

That's the one Josef. It's "The Arthouse" now, I posted some more pics in the Glasgow City Shots thread.

Here ... That wasn't you looking having a quick ciggie at the front door and looking surlyly at me when I took the photos today was it?
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