Tolbooth Steeple and the Mercat Cross

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Tolbooth Steeple and the Mercat Cross

Postby Fossil » Thu Aug 23, 2007 5:40 pm

Some pictures from today.
More to follow along with thanks and a brief history.
Hope you all enjoy this folks

From the clock tower looking down to Glasgow Cross
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Looking Down onto High St thats the bank on the left
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An unusual view Of Saltmarket From the Clock Tower
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Postby MotoMad » Thu Aug 23, 2007 6:48 pm

I wonder what that white material on the saltmarket bridge says :P :P
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Postby Sharon » Thu Aug 23, 2007 7:26 pm

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Who would have thought it would be so beautiful inside!
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Postby Smartalex » Thu Aug 23, 2007 7:39 pm

As beautiful on the inside as out.

Well done you guys. 8)
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Postby Sharon » Thu Aug 23, 2007 8:13 pm

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View fron The Tollbooth

Postby Alex Glass » Thu Aug 23, 2007 8:28 pm

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Postby Sharon » Thu Aug 23, 2007 8:35 pm

Cracking shot alex!! Love it.

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Postby Sharon » Thu Aug 23, 2007 8:40 pm

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just another 330 to go ;)
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Postby yoker brian » Thu Aug 23, 2007 8:48 pm

Jammy Baskets :P

I've always wondered what was hidden away inside the wee wooden door of the steeple.
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Postby viceroy » Thu Aug 23, 2007 8:48 pm

The woodcarvings are fabulous. Did you get any information on them, e.g. how old they are and who did them?
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Another View from The Tollbooth

Postby Alex Glass » Thu Aug 23, 2007 8:50 pm

Thanks Sharon

Got one more like the last one.

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Postby Sharon » Thu Aug 23, 2007 8:52 pm

The animals were in the Mercat Cross building - as i probably wasnt clear about that. Apparently it had a female architect (according to crusty and Alexs chatterings) and i was built in 1930ish.

I am quite sure more information will follow. Meantime, there is google!
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Inside The Tollbooth

Postby Alex Glass » Thu Aug 23, 2007 8:56 pm

A selection from inside.

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Postby John » Thu Aug 23, 2007 8:56 pm

Edith Burnet Hughes. The first female architect in Scotland.
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Re: View fron The Tollbooth

Postby invy » Thu Aug 23, 2007 8:58 pm

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Alex, I think your lens needs a wipe :wink:

Cracking pics all and quite a few ripe for miniaturising too! Love the new perspectives though, especially the roofs (or rooves :)) I do have a soft spot for the roof lines of Glasgow though, there's a lot going and taking a moment to look upwards usually reveals something interesting.

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