2nd January 2014 walk: Bellahouston

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Re: 2nd January 2014 walk: Bellahouston

Postby Lucky Poet » Wed Jan 01, 2014 8:31 pm

Grahame wrote:Put me down as a 'maybe' (weather permitting)...

Hope so - it'd be nice to meet you. I'm fair looking forward to it in general.
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Re: 2nd January 2014 walk: Bellahouston

Postby Guacho » Wed Jan 01, 2014 11:29 pm

Grahame wrote:Put me down as a 'maybe' (weather permitting)...


Forecast would make it the best day of the week for a walk. Slightly worried about sinkholes though, given the amount of rain we've had and the park's history.........
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Re: 2nd January 2014 walk: Bellahouston

Postby Sharon » Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:29 am

Enjoy the walk, id hopedto come up for it, but a blocked drain means ill mostly be digging holes and trying to work out where the thing runs :(

Goeswithout saying, but lots of photos please.

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Re: 2nd January 2014 walk: Bellahouston

Postby stevieboy » Thu Jan 02, 2014 4:07 pm

Thanks for the walk folks it was good meeting up and putting faces to names and even learned a thing or two like how good Hunters Tea is :wink: hope to see you all next time.
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Re: 2nd January 2014 walk: Bellahouston

Postby Grahame » Thu Jan 02, 2014 5:14 pm

A grand day out, even with the deteriorating weather. Thank the gods for the Hunter's Tea!

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Walmer Crescent

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House for an Art Lover

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MocKintosh detail

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A bit of a Doo

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Bigfoot!

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Tree carving for the Commonwealth Games (not a tiger or a dolphin)

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Shipbuilding

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No art here...

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Tea stop

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Sunken garden, the basement of the former Dumbreck (later Bellahouston) House.

Thoroughly enjoyed the day despite the rain, thanks to John for organising it.
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Re: 2nd January 2014 walk: Bellahouston

Postby HollowHorn » Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:35 pm

Nice to meet you both, Grahame & Stevie Boy. 23 folk turned up for the walk. Nice relaxing beers in the Sherbrooke Hotel & a wee curry to finnish. Thanks for the walk, John. :wink:
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Re: 2nd January 2014 walk: Bellahouston

Postby InkMan » Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:58 pm

Thanks again to everyone for such a great day.

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Re: 2nd January 2014 walk: Bellahouston

Postby Guacho » Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:59 pm

Great company

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Re: 2nd January 2014 walk: Bellahouston

Postby old jock » Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:09 am

Chickened out on the Sherbrooke, damm shouldn't have.

Great walk Gaucho with the usual HG challenging weather, it certainly blew the cobwebs free. Great company, so good to see a whole bunch of familiar faces and a couple I hadn't have the pleasure of before.

Thoroughly enjoyed the walk and the Bowmore :wink: You know who you are

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Re: 2nd January 2014 walk: Bellahouston

Postby Vinegar Tom » Fri Jan 03, 2014 1:00 pm

Another great HG walk. Thanks Guacho for organising. Nice to meet some new people and some familiar faces!

Like the photos too!
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Re: 2nd January 2014 walk: Bellahouston

Postby Vinegar Tom » Sat Jan 04, 2014 1:00 am

A few snaps from when I thought it was dry enough to take my camera out:
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HG Hearse for an arts lover by vinegartom40, on Flickr

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Hunters Tea at the Bellahouston monument by vinegartom40, on Flickr

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Handheld crossing back to Cessnock by vinegartom40, on Flickr
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Re: 2nd January 2014 walk: Bellahouston

Postby Lucky Poet » Sat Jan 04, 2014 1:16 am

Wide lens is wiiide :D

Grand to see everybody, so it was. Here's a smaller bit of Charles Rennie's thing:
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Bunnies and/or something. A very small part of a sculpture; if it's by the same fella as did Hugh MacDiarmid's memorial thing near Langholm, then it's made of a type of steel that's intended to rust quickly, thereby making its own protective coating. If not, it's probably just rusty:
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Spotted by VT, a memorial-in-waiting for the Bluevale/Whitevale towers:
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And tea for afterwards:
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Why not. And so off we went, enjoying the beauty around us:
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Ciao.
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Re: 2nd January 2014 walk: Bellahouston

Postby HollowHorn » Sat Jan 04, 2014 1:59 pm

Lucky Poet wrote: if it's by the same fella as did Hugh MacDiarmid's memorial thing near Langholm, then it's made of a type of steel that's intended to rust quickly, thereby making its own protective coating. If not, it's probably just rusty:


It may be the same type of steel that was used on the 'Callanish' sculpture at Strathclyde University:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/hollowhorn/116012538

Sculptor Gerald Laing was commissioned by the University to produce a public steel sculpture as part of a landscaping project aimed at restoring some greenery to the Townhead area. Situated at the highest natural point on campus, Callanish is based on the standing stones at Callanish in the Western Isles. Sixteen free-standing steel abstract pillars on a concrete base are spread over an area occupying half an acre. The sculpture is often referred to as "Steelhenge", by mistaken association with Stonehenge, a term which obscures its Celtic origins.
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