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Postby Dexter St. Clair » Thu Jun 07, 2007 11:34 pm

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Postby Graham » Thu Jun 07, 2007 11:38 pm

DickyHart wrote:its unlikely to get into the same state as st peters though, graham


we can but hope ::): Seriously though, what makes St Peter's any more worthy than the multitude of "classic" buildings that have been dispatched in the name of progress? From a design perspective it always reminds me of the Plaza Car Park in East Kilbride and I doubt many will shed a tear when that finally returns to dust.

As I said previously, I just don't "get" the high esteem that GKC designs are held in. To me many of their designs are redolent of the nadir of Scottish architecture that was the 1960s.

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I know you meant this as a defence of GKC designs but it also illustrates my point - I can't see any particular merit in any of those designs. I notice you didn't include King's Park Secondary School or the Our Lady and St Francis Annexe in Charlotte Street, two more from the GKC portfollio , neither of which could ever be described as attractive (imho anyway), indeed I'd go as far to say both are horrendous examples of 60s' design, despite the latter being described in one book as having "attractive street elevations". :roll:

::EDIT:: Having said all that, I suppose the same attitude was probably shown to many of the 18th and 19th century buildings that were razed in the name of progress around the time many of the GKC buildings pictured here were built, so maybe I am starting to "get" it afterall :)
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Postby My Kitten » Fri Jun 08, 2007 3:29 pm

thank you to sharon for letting me use her older photographs of St Peters.

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Postby Fossil » Fri Jun 08, 2007 3:35 pm

its well worth the trip.

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Postby My Kitten » Fri Jun 08, 2007 3:36 pm

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Postby JayKay » Fri Jun 08, 2007 3:51 pm

I'll really need to go there soon I reckon.
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Postby tobester » Fri Jun 08, 2007 4:42 pm

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Postby Fossil » Fri Jun 08, 2007 5:27 pm

Get a nice day.
Get the train
Have a walk up and enjoy it before its gone.
I can see it going, visited it last month it was in a bad way.

dont forget a walk around the castle as well

Take photos

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Postby McShad » Fri Jun 08, 2007 6:59 pm

I have never been but it does fascinate me
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Postby Graham » Fri Jun 08, 2007 7:28 pm

Maybe I should have a look as well....... :wink:
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Postby McShad » Fri Jun 08, 2007 7:30 pm

Graham wrote:Maybe I should have a look as well....... :wink:


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Postby My Kitten » Fri Jun 08, 2007 7:44 pm

guided tours can be given for a large fee ::):
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Postby Graham » Fri Jun 08, 2007 9:13 pm

McShad wrote:
Graham wrote:Maybe I should have a look as well....... :wink:


Free any weekday morning? ;)


Might be....you working this weekend?

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a pint? that's nearly an arm full ::):
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Postby excoriate » Fri Jun 08, 2007 9:28 pm

That building looked incredible when opened but I think its most definitely gone in a wee whiles time :cry:
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Postby McShad » Fri Jun 08, 2007 11:05 pm

Graham wrote:
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Graham wrote:Maybe I should have a look as well....... :wink:


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Might be....you working this weekend?


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