Sculptures and Statues around Glasgow

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Postby leper_2000 » Sun May 01, 2005 9:38 am

now that i look at it, its actually a bloke.. woops :oops: i swear the next time that happens im becoming celebate..
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Postby crusty_bint » Sun May 01, 2005 2:09 pm

Thats Robert Burns in the foreground ::): silly goose ::):
here i go, it's coming for me through the trees
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Postby Vladimir » Thu May 05, 2005 12:50 pm

Kelvingrove

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Postby red_kola » Wed May 11, 2005 10:16 am

Vladimir wrote:Kelvingrove

Just round the corner from there and strangely titled "The Palmist"

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Postby Vladimir » Wed May 11, 2005 11:46 am

Ive got a close up of its painted face.
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Postby engineer » Tue May 17, 2005 10:35 pm

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elder park, govan. wish i'd my proper camera to get a shot of the duck next to the champagne bottle. maybe thats where he sits every saturday ::):
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Postby ladylabobo » Tue May 17, 2005 11:43 pm

leper_2000 wrote:
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..


I think the article in the guardian may have been a spoof written on something a few arch students came up with one sunny lunchtime:s

The year that i graduated from glasgow uni we all climed thro what we effectionally called the quim as a symbol of our birth into the real world... or some pish like that, most people were drunk at the time... yeah archaeologists really are fun people - honest :roll:
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Postby martin » Sat May 21, 2005 10:07 am

ladylabobo wrote:
leper_2000 wrote: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..


I think the article in the guardian may have been a spoof written on something a few arch students came up with one sunny lunchtime:s
It was part of the "Mysteries of the University" strand - the writers popped in and asked the porters, who referred to it as the "doughnut". I seem to remember something about a plaque inside the building which explained what the sculpture was, and what it was doing there..
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Postby Schiehallion » Wed May 25, 2005 7:56 pm

An unusual view of a famous statue.

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Postby YokerBloke » Wed May 25, 2005 8:47 pm

Excellent shot!
You can see the orginal that occupied the now ugly Ernst & Young building
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Postby Schiehallion » Wed May 25, 2005 10:40 pm

YokerBloke wrote:Excellent shot!
You can see the orginal that occupied the now ugly Ernst & Young building


Aye a lovely building in its' time. A very old building too featuring in an 1867 photo which means it pre-dates the City Chambers by at least 18 years.

I think I read somewhere it took a hit during the 2nd WW and was never really restored just like the buildings at the corner of Queen St and Ingram St.
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Postby DickyHart » Thu May 26, 2005 12:02 am

as far as the statue goes its a very good likeness, considering the height and no-one is ever gonna see.
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Postby YokerBloke » Thu May 26, 2005 5:35 am

When was that shot taken?
The College Building and Printing is already built. Is that scaffolding?, I was wondering what the 'pipe' that seems to run behind the statue was.
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Postby Schiehallion » Thu May 26, 2005 7:00 pm

Apparently the picture was taken in 1988. The 'pipe' is undoubtedly a rail around a platform - probably a heavy clean or sandblast going on at that time.
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Postby YokerBloke » Thu May 26, 2005 9:23 pm

So the Ernst & Young building is relatively new then 8O
Christ! that building isn't aging well (if it ever did)
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