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Seven for the Seventh

Postby Ronnie » Sun Feb 08, 2009 7:33 pm

In honour of the forthcoming seventh birthday of Hidden Glasgow, here is my list of seven top hidden bits of Glasgow. Hidden in plain sight, of course. Would anyone else care to submit a seven? I have set up another thread, called Seven for the Seventh - Discussion, for discussing these lists. So could we keep this thread *just* for lists of seven favourite structures, places or topics, please [Mods, can you indulge me on this, and keep good order?].

1 - William Cunningham of Lainshaw's mansion, incorporated into the Royal Exchange (GOMA).
2 - The unmarked grave of Pierre Emile L'Angelier, in Ramshorn Churchyard, Ingram Street.
3 - The steeple of the Merchants' Hall, incorporated into the fish market in Bridgegate.
4 - Sunlight Cottages, in Kelvingrove Park.
5 - The remains of Albany Place, on the north side of Sauchiehall Street.
6 - The bust of Ludwig van Beethoven, at the west end of Renfrew Street.
7 - St Mungo's Well, in the underchurch of the High Church, Castle Street.
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Re: Seven for the Seventh

Postby My Kitten » Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:02 pm

1. Botanic Gardens Station, sneakily peeking out from beneath the ground.
2. Lister Plaque Royal Infirmary, hidden by layers of dirt.
3. Strathbungo Railway Station, masquerading as a normal corner shop.
4. Rotundas at the Clyde.
5. The electrical substation at Battlefield Monument, now Agenda bar.
6. Twomax Building in Gorbals, oldest iron framed building in Glasgow.
7. Original public baths for Pollokshaws, hidden in a side street.
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Re: Seven for the Seventh

Postby rabmania » Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:07 pm

1.The 'Hatrack' St Vincent Street.
2.JJ Burnet's Banking Hall (now Jigsaw) corner of Ingram and Glassford Streets.
3.The jointed tail of the equine statue, William III, in Cathedral Square.
4.The view from Charles Wilson's Park area, looking south and west.
5.The Govan Press busts in Govan Road (I would have chosen Beethoven, but Ronnie got there first).
6.Goosedubs.
7.The Hogback stones at Govan Old Parish Church
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Re: Seven for the Seventh

Postby Sharon » Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:02 pm

lovely idea for a thread.... a few of my 7 have been listed already... but ill try to add a few more!!

1. the big old bull on the clydeport building
2. the beautiful fountain @foam@ in greenbank gardens
3. i'll second looking down into the old botanics station, a wee window into the past... or indeed up out of it!!
4. the view over the city from the cathkin braes
5. shipka pass... for the name and well the artworkk!
6. the canal... i dont know why but i always find it suprising that Glasgow has a canal!!
7. a wonder i havent seen for a good number of years is the anatomy museum, a truely hidden .... id say delight but thats not quite right. it is a wonder though. a bizarre and fetishistic wonder!
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Re: Seven for the Seventh

Postby viceroy » Mon Feb 09, 2009 12:14 pm

Not necessarily in order of preference and I have mentioned most of these before in previous posts:

1. The old Art Deco Dental Hospital on Renfrew Street
2. View north across Glasgow from the flagpole on top of Camp Hill at Queen’s Park
3. The red brick Kinning Park Sewage Pumping Station built 1909 at the corner of Seaward St. & Milnpark Street.
4. Craigton Cemetery, neglected and not much visited but a fascinating place
5. The Sunken Garden in Bellahouston Park, actually the footprint of Bellahouston House.
6. The 1840’s villa at no. 49 Otago St. which looks so small at the front but descends all the way down to the banks of the Kelvin at the back.
7. The North Wood, Pollok Park [although sadly not for much longer it seems].
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Re: Seven for the Seventh

Postby HollowHorn » Mon Feb 09, 2009 4:44 pm

Are photos allowed? If not, Mods, do your stuff.

1. David Dale’s grave in the Ramshorn Kirk.
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2. The Tram ‘rosettes’ on many tenement walls.
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3. The ‘washing poles’ on Glasgow Green
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4. The gimpse of the ‘Molly’ beside the Great Eastern.
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5. The Cherub above the doorway of the old British Linen Bank, 215 High St.

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6. The canopy rings of the old George Hotel above the Virgin store on Buchanan St.
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7. The ‘Tontine Heads’ in the garden at the rear of Provand’s Lordship.
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Re: Seven for the Seventh

Postby banjo » Mon Feb 09, 2009 8:00 pm

the peoples palace
the rogano
watt bros
kelvingrove
cathkin park
the river clyde
barrowland ballroom.
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Re: Seven for the Seventh

Postby Finding_Myself » Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:53 pm

Brilliant Idea. Love the pictures too. Maybe someone take these down and post a total at the end along with pictures would be fantastic. Not asking too much for a new guy am I?
My intention is to take my kids in a year or so to Glasgow and show them everything (I don't care if they don't want to).
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Re: Seven for the Seventh

Postby Digitographer » Wed Mar 04, 2009 6:57 pm

The Glasgow emblems on the railings inside Kelvingrove Art Gallery.

The statuary around New Gorbals and the original Gorbals.

The tomb of Saint Mungo in the Crypt of Glasgow Cathedral.

The lamps in St Vincent Street.

The Panopticon.

The dome inside the GOMA.

The Angel above the very old little building opposite High St train station.
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Re: Seven for the Seventh

Postby Monument » Wed Mar 04, 2009 7:24 pm

seven top hidden bits of Glasgow (with apologies if I repeat some others have mentioned).

The bullet holes in the prison wall at Duke Street
The Lady Well
The martyrs memorial in Townhead
The lampposts in the Lamppost bar
The caryatids in the City Chambers
That nuclear war shelter near the motorway out Ibrox direction (ROC post)
The keyboard for ringing the bells in the Tron clock.

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Re: Seven for the Seventh

Postby Glasgogirl » Sat Mar 07, 2009 1:41 am

Ronnie wrote:In honour of the forthcoming seventh birthday of Hidden Glasgow, here is my list of seven top hidden bits of Glasgow. Hidden in plain sight, of course. Would anyone else care to submit a seven? I have set up another thread, called Seven for the Seventh - Discussion, for discussing these lists. So could we keep this thread *just* for lists of seven favourite structures, places or topics, please [Mods, can you indulge me on this, and keep good order?].

1 - William Cunningham of Lainshaw's mansion, incorporated into the Royal Exchange (GOMA).
2 - The unmarked grave of Pierre Emile L'Angelier, in Ramshorn Churchyard, Ingram Street.
3 - The steeple of the Merchants' Hall, incorporated into the fish market in Bridgegate.
4 - Sunlight Cottages, in Kelvingrove Park.
5 - The remains of Albany Place, on the north side of Sauchiehall Street.
6 - The bust of Ludwig van Beethoven, at the west end of Renfrew Street.
7 - St Mungo's Well, in the underchurch of the High Church, Castle Street.


thx for sharing the secrets 747th
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Re: Pierre Emile L'Angelier's grave at Ramshorn.

Postby scotthiggy » Fri Apr 03, 2009 1:52 pm

I am at the end of my tether trying to post a photo of the grave stone, but Hidden Glasgow infuriatingly will not permit me too!...try my Flickr.

My Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/32935908@N07/
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Re: Seven for the Seventh

Postby Sharon » Fri Apr 03, 2009 2:47 pm

scotthiggy wrote:I am at the end of my tether trying to post a photo of the grave stone, but Hidden Glasgow infuriatingly will not permit me too!...try my Flickr.

My Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/32935908@N07/


Now Scott, I'm sure you realise that given the thousands of photos posted in the site that hidden glasgow is stopping nothing!!! You just can't be doing it right :wink:

When posting, click the image button and paste in the path to the image. NOT, and I'm guessing here, the path to the web page, cos that won't work!

So the code will look like this

Code: Select all
[img]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3609/3299579193_0c855660a6.jpg[/img]


giving this, which is hopefully the right picture!!!

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I hope that helps!!
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Re: Seven for the Seventh

Postby scotthiggy » Fri Apr 03, 2009 10:25 pm

Hi Sharon,
As i write this and try to right-click on my mouse, to enable me to "paste" the photo from my hard drive , (that i have already previously right-clicked on the image to "copy"), this is all that appears .....
I am not given the option to paste....only the options to "undo, delete or select all" ??!!

Please excuse my ignorance and computer illiteracy ?!
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Re: Seven for the Seventh

Postby HollowHorn » Sat Apr 04, 2009 6:31 am

Scott, you can't copy & paste directly from the hard drive, you need a host site, try 'Photobucket', it's free.
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