Sculptures and Statues around Glasgow

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Postby nodrog » Tue May 18, 2004 1:07 pm

And finally, my favourite: the mural on the side of the chemistry building:

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This is on the side of chemistry that faces the Zoology building. Legend has it that one of the zoology professors was enraged when Chemistry was getting built, as it blocked the nice open view over playing fields from his office window.
So the scupture of interesting zoological creatures was added to keep him quiet!

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Postby Reverend Scapegoat » Tue May 18, 2004 2:35 pm

It's the opening titles to Dilbert! :)

BTW, not sure about that Billy statue - unless it's been moved.
It currently sits in a fenced-off grass patch down-from-and-opposite the Provand's Lordship.
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Postby DMcNay » Tue May 18, 2004 2:41 pm

Reverend Scapegoat wrote:It's the opening titles to Dilbert! :)

BTW, not sure about that Billy statue - unless it's been moved.
It currently sits in a fenced-off grass patch down-from-and-opposite the Provand's Lordship.


It's been moved.
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Postby crusty_bint » Tue May 18, 2004 2:45 pm

The gate on the Pearce Lodge is actually the main entrance to the Old College
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And here a pic of the famous staircase with the professors in full sub-fusc leaving the Old College for the last time in 1870 (the guy with the beard isn't Dumbledor, he was Dr Thomas Barclay. principal from 1857-73)
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Postby martin » Tue May 18, 2004 3:50 pm

nodrog wrote:This would be the one you were meaning outside Geology:
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You really do have to wonder what was on their mind when they commissioned that one...
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Postby crusty_bint » Tue May 18, 2004 3:59 pm

martin wrote:You really do have to wonder what was on their mind when they commissioned that one...


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Postby Fossil » Tue May 18, 2004 7:15 pm

Osiris wrote:Does anyone have a pic of the 'Blobs' behind the BT building on Clyde Street? I'll probably take one on my way to work tomorrow anyway......................................
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Postby mustardman » Fri May 21, 2004 6:24 pm

This relates to the building in Argyle Street...you know the one next door to the celtic shop beside nobles amusement. Well, it has two statues, with their heads bent over horizontally proping the pillar up. That has always amazed me the effort that has went into it
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Postby dazza » Fri May 21, 2004 7:24 pm

Erm, anyone remember Barbapapa?

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Postby crusty_bint » Fri May 21, 2004 7:33 pm

hahahahaha... I think that was before I was born 8O :wink:
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Postby dazza » Fri May 21, 2004 7:40 pm

crusty_bint wrote:hahahahaha... I think that was before I was born 8O :wink:


Obviously not before the "sculptor" was born though, eh?
I think i might go down and draw wee faces on them! ::):
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Postby cumbo » Thu May 27, 2004 8:23 pm

There is a bronze on the Clyde Street at Custom House of a Woman with her hands held aloft,I had heard it was presented to Glasgow from the Spanish in memory of all the Scots that fought in the revolution...Any more info? :?:
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Postby Fossil » Thu May 27, 2004 8:38 pm

I think thats been removed combo because of damage just after it had been refurbished

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Postby Pgcc93 » Thu May 27, 2004 8:39 pm

cumbo wrote:There is a bronze on the Clyde Street at Custom House of a Woman with her hands held aloft


I'd almost forgotten about that one, is there a plaque denoting it's history :?:

Interesting angle on the Spanish civil war of 1936-1939 and the fact that many Scots/Glaswegians went and fought in this very just proletarian civil war.
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Postby cumbo » Thu May 27, 2004 8:45 pm

There was high unemployment here at the time,so I guess getting paid
to fight in Spain was a good deal for your Scottish soldier of fortune.
Well the weather was better and the beer was cheep!! :D
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