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Coliseum (2)

Posted by Jackie on February 22, 2008

The sky certainly hasn’t been this beautiful blue this week – it’s been utterly dreich (what a great Scottish word that is!). But this was only taken last week, I really don’t think the weather can make up its mind what it’s doing.

This is the tower of the abandoned Coliseum building I showed yesterday. The building has been abandoned as long as I’ve been in Glasgow (two and a half years), and judging by the plants you can see growing in the brickwork, it’s been empty an awful lot longer than that! I don’t know if there are any plans to do anything with it – a lot of the old cinemas have been turned into concert venues (such as the Carling Academy just over the road from here). Certainly I’ve never seen any signs of anything being done with it, so it just sits there forlornly. I hope something can be done to restore it to former glories – it seems a shame to leave such a grand building empty and at the mercy of the elements.

4 Responses to “Coliseum (2)”

  1. Marcel said

    I agree something needs to be done with a building as nice as that one. Nice photo too. Love the colors.

  2. Rob said

    Marvelous old building. It needs to be maintained and preserved.

  3. Neglected, but still quite beautiful.

  4. Jana said

    What a beautiful building!

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