Sunday, 21 October 2012

Glasgow - Part 7

The final instalment from Glasgow, with all the clocks that haven't been included in Parts 1 - 6.

First stop is Govan. The area around the underground station is not very inspiring, reflecting the decline of local heavy industry. There are some signs of redevelopment in the form of shiny new flats, and reminders of past glories such as the Pearce Institute below.

This was built for working men and women in 1902-06, and has this nice clock.

Just around the corner is a piece of waste ground currently used as a car park. Contrast this the the view across to the north bank of the Clyde, with the Tall Ship moored in front of the new Riverside Museum designed by Zaha Hadid.

On the underground off to Shields Road station. And what time is it? Yes, of course it is Fish Time!

This shop is on Scotland Street, right next door to the underground station.

Just along the road is the Scotland Street School Museum. This is a gem of a building by Charles Rennie Mackintosh of 1904-06. Originally a local school, motorway building wiped away most of the houses, and the building subsequently became a museum of school life. Hence there are many clocks around the building.

The interior of the building has some lovely glazed tiles. Overall well worth a visit.

A little bit further along Scotland Street is a derelict industrial yard, with this decrepit clock poking its head out of the ruins.

Two final clocks to the south-east of the city centre. The first is on this office complex at Templeton on the Green. Rather plain, and very dirty, but it does its job in telling the right time.

And finally this little gem. This is an octagonal cast-iron shelter at Bridgeton Cross, erected in 1874.

Which, after 49 clocks, brings us to the end of our trip to Glasgow.

1 comment:

  1. What an interesting blog, introduced by a thought-provoking photo. The unusual wall painting of the dwellings is also a strangely modern interpretation. Something like this hieroglyphic view of a park by Swiss painter Paul Klee,
    The image can be seen at who can supply you with a canvas print of it.