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Postby Paper Hankie » Thu Jan 26, 2006 4:21 pm

I live in a 1903 tenement which was refurbished 12 yrs ago (just prior to me moving in). Each close in the street has a unique colour scheme, i.e they painted over all the tiling with cheapo paint, ruining the unique character of the close.
Looking at these pictures makes me want to speak to the other residents in our close and see if we can restore what is under the hideous sky blue paint.
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Postby Mori » Thu Jan 26, 2006 6:06 pm

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Postby Ally Doll » Sat Feb 18, 2006 9:17 pm

I have a few more wee phone pictures to add...

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Argyle Street

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Partick Burgh Halls
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Postby Ally Doll » Sat Feb 18, 2006 9:21 pm

And, slightly off topic, a display of Hibs memorabilia I found in a schemie flat in Inverkeithing!

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Postby Ally Doll » Mon May 22, 2006 10:34 pm

Some more...

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Postby Ally Doll » Mon May 22, 2006 10:38 pm

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Postby Strike Team » Mon May 22, 2006 11:40 pm

Nice pics. One of my mates stayed in a flat in Nairn Street, Yorkhill (I think). Every flat in the close had a different stained glass scene on its front door.
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Postby Vladimir » Mon May 22, 2006 11:53 pm

That is impressive 8O :D
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Postby McShad » Tue May 23, 2006 6:22 am

It's a crying shame that one of the panes has been broken
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Postby job78989 » Tue May 23, 2006 5:32 pm

Hi Ally Doll,

Great picture of the windows, pity the cheapskate landlord/Owner did not replace with something appropriate. I wonder if the planning authority would have anything to say on such matters.

What street is the close in and I will try and find out?


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Postby Ally Doll » Fri May 26, 2006 2:33 pm

job78989 wrote:Hi Ally Doll,

Great picture of the windows, pity the cheapskate landlord/Owner did not replace with something appropriate. I wonder if the planning authority would have anything to say on such matters.

What street is the close in and I will try and find out?


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It's at Dumbarton Road at Partick Cross. The quality of the paintings on the windows vary, I think they've been replaced over time. Also, the seasons don't all match up!

Some of the flats have great doors too, I'll see if I can snap some later (the storm doors are often closed over).
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Postby macca734 » Fri May 26, 2006 2:59 pm

For some reason painted scenes on tiles always makes me wistful; especially if they are nautical or coastal in nature like lighthouses, shells, wee sailing boats, buckets and spades.

I dont know why this is but for me it represents a simple, perhaps unrealised dream of an easy life, happy times. Mayse it says something about our society but I'm sure these tiles are making a comeback for toilets and kitchens.
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Postby Ally Doll » Fri May 26, 2006 5:10 pm

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Postby Sydney Rosewater » Sun May 28, 2006 12:17 am

Apollo wrote:I spotted a well weathered plaque with such an award over a close in Dennistoun recently, but it's condition meant a pic was useless.

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where is that exactly?
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Postby Ally Doll » Sun Jun 04, 2006 5:09 pm

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