Sculptures and Statues around Glasgow

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Postby red_kola » Thu Jul 08, 2004 9:29 am

Has anybody got a picture of the Pigeon statue that used to be on West Princes Street.


It was stolen a couple of years ago, found, reinstalled and promptly hacksawed off again. Current whereabouts unknown. All that remains is the plinth and a pair of spindly brass feet...

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Postby duncan » Thu Jul 08, 2004 6:33 pm

cumbo wrote:Spotted another bronze in Oswald Street at the NCP carpark exit
Not sure what it is.It's about 4" high and has a sun on top with an inscription up the side,Any ideas???


you mean this:
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it's a sign for the National Cycle Network, there's a few of them dotted around Glasgow
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Postby cumbo » Fri Jul 09, 2004 11:49 pm

Thats it Duncan Thanks for that .....Me a cyclist as well :roll: Doh!
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Postby Fossil » Sat Sep 04, 2004 10:11 am

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Postby Fossil » Sun Oct 10, 2004 5:11 pm

Clock with legs
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Postby sou-wester » Wed Oct 13, 2004 1:29 pm

Ronnie wrote:
dr_lightning wrote:
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.


It was there last weekend. It originally stood outside the Tontine buildings in Trongate, then moved to the traffic island at Glasgow Cross, and is now exactly where the good reverend said. There is a rather interesting plaque in front of it, possibly the only monument in Scotland commemmorating the tercentenary of the so-called Glorious Revolution.


To build on the dedication of the statue of King Billy. It was a symbol of Glasgow's staunchly Presbyterian roots. William of Orange was viewed as the ultimate defender of the Protestant faith from the popery of James VII & II. In the 19th century, with the influx of Catholic immigrants it stood as a symbol of anti-catholicism for Glaswegians and around New Year they would gather round the statue to get pished.

It was moved in the 1930s (I think), after a period of fierce sectarianism (1920-30s), as it was felt no longer appropriate to have it in such a dominant position at Glasgow Cross.
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Re: Sculptures and Statues around Glasgow

Postby YokerBloke » Fri Oct 29, 2004 5:38 am

The Modern Fossil wrote:Anything since the 60’s and onwards would be good to see.

What happened to the sculpture that was outside Fraser’s . (A big bird thing) :?

Lobby Dosser & El Fideldo 8) :)
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I saw a few weeks ago that someone had draped a pink woollen poncho thing over Rank Bajin. Looked quite funny. I didint have my camera with me though.

As for the Dinosaur on University Ave. They seem to have painted the 'bandage' black to match in with the rest of the body.
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Postby teclo » Fri Oct 29, 2004 11:09 am

martin wrote:
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...


I think this may be a Sheela-na-Gig, or at least a modern representation of the old Celtic icon. IE: It's a large stone vulva :)
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Re: Sculptures and Statues around Glasgow

Postby nodrog » Fri Oct 29, 2004 12:14 pm

YokerBloke wrote:As for the Dinosaur on University Ave. They seem to have painted the 'bandage' black to match in with the rest of the body.


Good news on that one actually - the university have finally admitted they are going to keep it permanently, and are getting a proper tail made of metal rather than fibreglass to stand up better to student attacks...

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Postby turbozutek » Fri Oct 29, 2004 12:54 pm

teclo wrote:
martin wrote:
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...


I think this may be a Sheela-na-Gig, or at least a modern representation of the old Celtic icon. IE: It's a large stone vulva :)


In the words of Roy Chubby Brown; IT'S A FANNY!!!!

Chris...
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Postby teclo » Fri Oct 29, 2004 1:21 pm

turbozutek wrote:
teclo wrote:
martin wrote:
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...


I think this may be a Sheela-na-Gig, or at least a modern representation of the old Celtic icon. IE: It's a large stone vulva :)


In the words of Roy Chubby Brown; IT'S A FANNY!!!!

Chris...


Quite off topic but in Primary school we had a slagging that went, er, something like this....

"Faaaaaaaannnnnneeeeeeepaaaaaaad!!"
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Postby engineer » Tue Apr 19, 2005 4:27 pm

some from outside bae, govan

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and a big mural, there is another round the corner which ive yet to take
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Postby engineer » Wed Apr 20, 2005 9:29 pm

i see pgcc has beat me to it with the mural.by a full year almost. and actually put it in the mural thread!
http://www.hiddenglasgow.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=475
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Postby leper_2000 » Sun May 01, 2005 9:17 am

teclo wrote:
turbozutek wrote:
teclo wrote:
martin wrote:
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...


I think this may be a Sheela-na-Gig, or at least a modern representation of the old Celtic icon. IE: It's a large stone vulva :)


In the words of Roy Chubby Brown; IT'S A FANNY!!!!

Chris...


Quite off topic but in Primary school we had a slagging that went, er, something like this....

"Faaaaaaaannnnnneeeeeeepaaaaaaad!!"



aye, from what some guy told us when i went there its a fertility symbol of some sort.. think there may have been a bit about it in the student guardian a couple of years ago but its unlikely to surface as i threw all the crap i had collected from then out a while ago..
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Postby leper_2000 » Sun May 01, 2005 9:28 am

george square last week:

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i know its already here but"i thought the flowers were nice"..

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sir walter scott (i think) and some bird in the foreground that i didnt noitce when i took the pic

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