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Re: Away from Glasgow

Postby Volunteer » Mon Nov 24, 2014 4:36 pm

Volunteer here, thank you banjo. South of Stobo Castle on the B712 just afetr the road crosses the Rio Tweed neer Bells Pool there is the Dawyck Botanic Garden, worth a visit in its own right. Picture is a Royal Mail Post Box located just south of the entrance to Dawyck Botanic Garden. It is cast metal with the wordage LETTERS ONLY. I defy any one to squeeze anything larger than a Post Office Preferred envelope. Remember them? I do. The box is mounted on a Telegraph Pole which looks like it has been snapped off and not cut neatly. My guess is it was a full size pole which sustained damage of some kind. There will be other similar boxes around the country but now you know where to find one. Just for interest there boxes have a Slug Barrier inside to stop the wee devils entering the box and making a home for themselves. First Class I say.
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Re: Away from Glasgow

Postby Volunteer » Thu Jun 04, 2015 7:49 am

Volunteer here, probably one of the most photographed scenes in Scotland by those who drive to Inveraray via Arrochar.

The Rest and Be Thankful is stunning all year round.

On a drive to Southend on the Kintyre Peninsula we stopped for a “Rest”.

The pics are just what everyone sees on a clear day.

The Flower Pot is cute, someone maintains it and it looks the part.

My Late Dad spoke of the Old Rest. An amateur racing cyclist all his days. From the late 1920's onwards
He would watch cars drive so far up the Rest then overheat. The Driver would reverse backwards down to the bottom. Top Up the radiator when the engine had cooled down and then have another go at getting over the top of the Rest.
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Re: Away from Glasgow

Postby Volunteer » Fri Jan 15, 2016 7:38 pm

Volunteer here, Spotted on the B7029 from Cleland to Carfin.

A road side puddle was driven through repeatedly by passing cars. The resulting splash sprayed the bushes in their winter leaf free state. Overnight frost froze the drips into icicles.

The pictures were taken around midday as the sun shone through the icicles.

Quite stunning and worthy of a post.
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Re: Away from Glasgow

Postby neilmc » Sat Jan 16, 2016 9:52 am

Like an ice storm in miniature - well spotted!
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Re: Away from Glasgow

Postby Volunteer » Sun Jan 17, 2016 8:34 am

Volunteer here, Thank you neilmc.

I feel a quote from Robert Burns poem Tam O' Shanter is apt.

“But pleasures are like poppies spread,
You seize the flower, its bloom is shed;
Or like the snow falls in the river,
A moment white--then melts for ever;”
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Re: Away from Glasgow

Postby Volunteer » Thu Jan 21, 2016 6:51 pm

Volunteer here, Spotted at Thankerton, Lanarkshire.

Beside the River Clyde are house overlooking the river side.

The snow came and melted but not before one resident made two Snow People. They're two different size.

Could one be a Snow Man and the other a Snow Woman.

What's the difference?
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Re: Away from Glasgow

Postby mercury » Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:11 pm

Snow balls.
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Re: Away from Glasgow

Postby Volunteer » Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:35 am

Volunteer here, Thank you mercury I hadn't thought of that.

A colleague from my working days lived in the est End off Highborough Road in Clarence Drive or thereabouts in a flat.

One snowy winter a neighbour made a statute of snow in the form of the Venus De Milo.

Only in the West End of Glasgow.
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Re: Away from Glasgow

Postby Mark N » Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:41 am

Some graffiti art in a Norwich public subway, taken while I was visiting family at Christmas.
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Re: Away from Glasgow

Postby Volunteer » Thu Mar 10, 2016 6:49 am

Volunteer here, Tarbrax is a small village in the Parish of Carnwath, County of South Lanarkshire, Scotland.

It is at the end of a dead end road off the A70 road between Edinburgh and Carnwath.

A 1000 feet above sea level on the edge of the Pentland Hills.

The one road in also gets you out.

Shale Mining from the 1800's till the 1920's then closure of the works.

In Tarbrax has got to be the smallest Bowling Club in the world.

It has two rinks and the Club House as you see in the Pics is a shed with windows.

Note the gate opens outwards with the latch to the out side.
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Re: Away from Glasgow

Postby maxruby » Thu Mar 10, 2016 10:00 am

What a find. Groundsman must have loads of time off!
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Re: Away from Glasgow

Postby RDR » Sun Mar 13, 2016 7:18 pm

Volunteer wrote:Volunteer here, Tarbrax is a small village in the Parish of Carnwath, County of South Lanarkshire, Scotland.

It is at the end of a dead end road off the A70 road between Edinburgh and Carnwath.

A 1000 feet above sea level on the edge of the Pentland Hills.

The one road in also gets you out.

Shale Mining from the 1800's till the 1920's then closure of the works.

In Tarbrax has got to be the smallest Bowling Club in the world.

It has two rinks and the Club House as you see in the Pics is a shed with windows.

Note the gate opens outwards with the latch to the out side.


It used to have a tiny wee post office as well, which was actually robbed once. Can't think given its size they got away with much.
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Re: Away from Glasgow

Postby Volunteer » Thu Mar 24, 2016 8:04 pm

Volunteer here, Thanks RDR, interesting to know.
I noted the large wall mounted GR Royal Mail Posting Box in Crosswood Terrace near the turning circle on the east side of the village.
Guessing that would be where the Post office would have been.
Googled up and found this and tidied up the presentation.
Police HUE- AND- CRY. Published for Ireland on every Tuesday and Friday, SCOTTISH POLICE. STOLEN from a dwelling- house in Tarbrax county " on 2nd January, 1815-black corded cloth overcoat, slngle-breast outside pockets in skirts with flaps, left breast, lined with black Italian lining, and Weaves with black and red striped lining, bound with fine braid ' a grey checked tweed vest, single- breasted, much worn; a dark checked winccy shirt *' a light coloured maroon worsted cravat, with long fringes; a brown imitation sealskin cap with flaps. Wanted on the above charge,. James Little:— Is a labourer, 30 years of age, 6 feet 5), inches high, round face, fresh complexion, large front teeth, stout build, light brown hair, and reddish whiskers. May be now wearing the stolen property. Accused was discharged, as medically unfit, from the Sea forth Highlanders on 19th April last, and was granted ~ d. per day of pension. Information to Superintendent M'GILLIVRAY, Lanark.
Looks like there has been a crime wave in the area.
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Re: Away from Glasgow

Postby Lone Groover » Sat May 14, 2016 5:36 am

From recent rip to Scarborough

Imagecauseway b/w by Dave Trott, on Flickr

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Re: Away from Glasgow

Postby Vinegar Tom » Sun May 15, 2016 10:03 am

Nice photos LG. I'm sure you have made the fist two shabbier (in an arty farty way) than they are in the flesh :D
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