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Anybody know the story ...

Postby Ronnie » Wed Mar 05, 2008 10:04 pm

... behind this picture? I think it looks like central Glasgow, perhaps subtly altered.

http://pixdaus.com/single.php?id=29297
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Re: Anybody know the story ...

Postby cheesylion » Wed Mar 05, 2008 10:18 pm

I think it looks like West George Street but that's one way going the OTHER way. :?:
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Re: Anybody know the story ...

Postby tobester » Wed Mar 05, 2008 10:21 pm

Did they not do that for an advert, reverse the street direction..not sure what one...mibbe either the carling one or the one for vodafone (the tick tock song in it)
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Re: Anybody know the story ...

Postby John » Wed Mar 05, 2008 10:28 pm

It was part of a mobile gaming advert.
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Re: Anybody know the story ...

Postby Fossil » Wed Mar 05, 2008 10:29 pm

Is it Cathcart Road?
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Re: Anybody know the story ...

Postby scotgio » Thu Mar 06, 2008 1:52 pm

This shot was from the Ad campaign for Nokia's ngage gaming phone, more famous for starting "side talking." In order to use the phone to make calls you had to hold it side on to your face, looking like a total twat in the process. Might just have had something to do with its complete commercial failure. It even spawned a spoof fansite:

http://www.sidetalking.com

Along with a petition for Nokia to bring side talking back, which unbelievably has attracted over 900 sigs.
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Re: Anybody know the story ...

Postby onyirtodd » Thu Mar 06, 2008 3:12 pm

Ronnie wrote:... behind this picture? I think it looks like central Glasgow, perhaps subtly altered.

http://pixdaus.com/single.php?id=29297



It looks like St Vincent Street taken from outside the Bank of Scotland building.
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Re: Anybody know the story ...

Postby Toaster » Thu Mar 06, 2008 4:36 pm

onyirtodd wrote:
Ronnie wrote:... behind this picture? I think it looks like central Glasgow, perhaps subtly altered.

http://pixdaus.com/single.php?id=29297



It looks like St Vincent Street taken from outside the Bank of Scotland building.

I'd agree, the canopy on the near left looks like the entrance to the 123 St Vincent St office block, and further up on the right you can see the thick black overhang, on the modern building housing The Living Room restaurant (150, just up from Bar Buddha and Arisaig).

However, the red tarmaced crossing shown looks like it's on the block between West Nile and Renfield, which is obviously wrong. I think this pic's a merge of shots taken at St Vincent Place and Renfield St. Weird - maybe the photographer thinks the All Bar One/TSB building's too ugly? :)
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Re: Anybody know the story ...

Postby Schiehallion » Thu Mar 06, 2008 6:46 pm

Typical, no a fuckin' chimney in sight
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Re: Anybody know the story ...

Postby Alex Glass » Sat Mar 08, 2008 10:35 pm

First thought on seeing the photo was St Vincent Street but now not so sure.

It does have one or two of those Glasgow Bus Shelters.
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Re: Anybody know the story ...

Postby Pgcc93 » Sun Mar 09, 2008 1:46 am

Schiehallion wrote:Typical, no a fuckin' chimney in sight


Heavy Traffic light Evidence suggests West Regent Street. Any further mention of Cathcart /Maryhill Road warrants an immediate ban you have been warned
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Re: Anybody know the story ...

Postby scottwramsay » Wed Mar 26, 2008 10:10 pm

I can't follow the link. I can't even get on pixdaus.com - can anyone else? I've tried it from two different locations now.
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Re: Anybody know the story ...

Postby dazza » Wed Mar 26, 2008 11:33 pm

Before reading any replies my immediate thought was St Vincent Street. However, it looks like there's a bit of Photoshop jiggery pokery going on, so it could possibly be an amalgamation of streets.
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Re: Anybody know the story ...

Postby DVF » Thu Mar 27, 2008 10:41 am

It's definitely St.Vincent Street. Since it was an advert any other corporate symbols or such like have been removed, like the ads in the bus shelters.

Looks to me like it was taken from some distance back, like in the square, with a big zoom. The red patch on the road is the crossing at Buchanan Street, then there's the parking area on the right outside All Bar One. The first set of lights is at West Nile Street, with the last right at the top of the hill being Blythswood Street.

It was a few years ago mind. I remember that red skip being there, had to be careful going past.
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