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Archive for July, 2010

Water feature

Posted by Jackie on July 21, 2010

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This is one of the water features in Greenbank Gardens.

There’s some information about the house and gardens here.

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Greenbank Gardens

Posted by Jackie on July 20, 2010

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On Sunday we had a very pleasant stroll round Greenbank Gardens, which is a National Trust for Scotland (NTS) property in Clarkston, about 6 miles from the city centre. For somewhere so close to the city, it was remarkably calm and peaceful. The gardens are planted formally, but aren’t as rigid and po-faced as some formal gardens can be.

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Cubicles?

Posted by Jackie on July 19, 2010

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This is a close-up of a demolition of some more of Glasgow’s high-rise flats. A couple of years ago I showed photos from Stirlingfauld Place, which was blown up in a few seconds. These ones are the Broomloan flats in Ibrox, just over the road from the Rangers stadium. There were three blocks, but they are not being blown up, presumably because they are so close to a railway line, motorway (the M77) and a petrol station. Instead there are a couple of cranes with long arms and cutting gear which are tearing them apart bit by bit. Of the 3, one has already been levelled, this one is the second (this picture was taken a week and a half ago when it was just under half-way demolished, I expect it is nearly there by now), and there’s one more to go.

I was surprised at how flimsy the block looks once those cranes have been tearing away at the front of them. They’re so solid looking when they’re standing there, but this makes them look like they’re made from nothing more substantial than cardboard.

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