Access To Glasgow's Churches 7-9th May 2004

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Postby crusty_bint » Sat May 08, 2004 7:37 pm

Shame you can't make it G-man, enjoy Dunoon tho!
Fossy, are you still going tomorrow? Care to commit? ::): If so, what time is best for you?
Anyone else fancy it?

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Postby Ronnie » Sun May 09, 2004 1:37 am

C-B Great pics! Black madonnas are often Isis - but never knew there was one in Glasgow! There's a lot going on here with saints' names and stained glass and paintings, it seems to me.

OK. How about we meet 12 noon outside Borders in Buchanan Street and bag some city centre churches. I'd like to see St Andrew's in Clyde Street and St Aloysius in Garnethill. Anything else would be a bonus.

Looking forward to seeing anyone who is free tomorrow.

Best (hangover starting already), Ronnie
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Postby crusty_bint » Sun May 09, 2004 1:50 am

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Good man Rondo :wink: :D

12 at Borders it is! I forgot to mention, but the Garnethill Synagogue is taking part so this is a rare opportinity to see the inside!

See you ina few hours Ronnie, and anyone else who cares to come along.

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Postby Pgcc93 » Sun May 09, 2004 8:29 pm

Your pics are great Pie-Crust did you use a tripod :?: nice sharp images etc. :D
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Postby Ronnie » Sun May 09, 2004 9:55 pm

Well the highlight of the day was the stained glass window in the synagogue donated in memory of a lady called ... Fanny Paradise. Make up your own jokes.
Seriously, a great mini-HG afternoon stroll around the synagogue, Renfield St Stephen's, St Aloysius and St Andrew's RC Cathedral. In the first two, *exceptionally* nice ladies of a certain age kept us well supplied with facts, jokes, tea and biscuits.
Thanks for organising this, Crusty, and ... you know ... that yarmulke really suited you. You should wear one more often.
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Postby crusty_bint » Mon May 10, 2004 11:28 am

hahaha... cheers Rondo 8O G-man, the pics are all taken with my own fair hand... no tripod or anyfin :wink:

We didn't get any pics of the Synagogue; it felt inappropriate to ask, but heres a few others.

Renfield St Stephen's.
This church had its steeple blown down a few years back... act of god! but has now been fully restored.
The steeple fell from this end
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To this end! It destroyed the roof, the floor, the organ, the pews... need I go on!?
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The silver-ware survived tho! The wee wooden cross in the middle is actually made from the smashed up pews
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Another relic... :wink: :twisted: ::):
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Postby crusty_bint » Mon May 10, 2004 11:32 am

St Aloysius

Beautiful church although half of the interior is covered in scaffold. You can just see a wee glimpse of whats waiting to be uncovered
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Temporary altar
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St Ignatious
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There are a few stained glass windows to say the least, heres one of them
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Postby crusty_bint » Mon May 10, 2004 11:36 am

St Andrews Cathedral

An impressive building but surprisingly bland on the inside... quite dark too
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Jesus (he died fo our sins).......................... Mary (she wept for them)
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Small gate... with DO NOTs all around it..............The Vatican Seal
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Postby crusty_bint » Mon May 10, 2004 11:45 am

Detail from the stained glass in St Andrews Cathedral

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Postby Ronnie » Mon May 10, 2004 6:57 pm

Following on from young Crispy's photographs (us auld yins don't move as fast), here are some from me, "the relic of reason" ...

Above the altar of St Andrew's RC Cathedral in Clyde Street

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Detail of the same

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Following in His footsteps? At Adelade's Pitt Street/ Bath Street

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Postby Ronnie » Mon May 10, 2004 7:06 pm

Now that my home help's in, I can post some more church pictures.

Here's the modern "stained glass" in the chapel of Renfield St Stephen's in Bath Street

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And here's the more traditional stuff above the altar in the church itself

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Make up your own joke. This sign - along with nine other "thou shalt not" commandments - was spotted in St Andrew's RC Cathedral ...

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Postby Ronnie » Mon May 10, 2004 7:19 pm

While I'm waiting for the kettle to boil for my Horlicks, three more photies, this time all of the St Vincent Street Free Church, designed by "Ecky the Greek" Tamson.

The fabulous steeple, reflected (and a bit refracted)

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The north front, au naturale

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The west front, reflected (did someone say "rule of thirds"?)

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Right, that's my bedtime.
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Postby Pgcc93 » Mon May 10, 2004 7:26 pm

Grand pics Ronnie & Co. 8)
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