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Something a bit different today.
Yesterday I had occasion to be walking through this part of Glasgow and as it was a bright sunny (but bitterly cold) day, I thought I'd capture a flavour of this part of the City for you.

V 1: St. George's Mansions at Charing X was built in 1901 in the red sandstone that was so typical of many commercial buildings and tenement flats of the era.
V 2: To the left of St. George's Mansions, Woodlands Road heads west in the direction of Glasgow University and the 'West End'.
V 3: St. George's Mansions, St. George's Road and the M8 Motorway: the M8 connects Greenock to Edinburgh and here cuts through the City between steeply rising ground on either side (Park Circus to the west and Garnethill to the east).........many fine old buildings were demolished and so enabling this section to be built.

Nothing too clever about any of these, just documentary shots at the time, more or less straight from the camera, but giving a flavour of this part of the City.

My thanks to all who commented on Remnants of Caledon.

Ronnie.

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Title:"St. George's Mansions, Charing X, Glasgow"
Username:RonnieAG RonnieAG
Uploaded:7 Feb 2013 - 1:33 AM
Tags:Charing x , Documentary shots, General, Glasgow, M8 Motorway, Red sandstone buildings., St. George's Mansions, St. George's Rd, Woodlands Rd.
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lesliea
lesliea e2 Member 5lesliea vcard Australia
7 Feb 2013 - 2:14 AM

Beautiful sets of images Ronnie well captured.
Allen, Smile

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2013 - 3:17 AM

belting set ronnie brilliant detail and colour v1 for me today a corker nice one Wink
andy

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
7 Feb 2013 - 3:32 AM

Excellent images Ronnie ! I just love the rich heritage you guys have in architecture !! I could of course live in V1 as I believe chocolate is the best food available for human consumption !!

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milky
milky e2 Member 11milky vcard Wales
7 Feb 2013 - 4:49 AM

So Beautiful Ronnie what a set nice work--------MilkyWink

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8146 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2013 - 6:33 AM

Three first class images, Ronnie, that beautiful sandstone is so warming. Carol

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2013 - 6:56 AM

Like the name of the place..and the thought
of that chocolate...on a dietWink
and the windows are full of anything but chocolate!Sad
three lovely images of a city I have yet to see
Lillian

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SUE118
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7 Feb 2013 - 7:23 AM

It looks a very busy place that you have captured.Smile

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gary_d
gary_d  7575 forum posts Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2013 - 7:26 AM

That is a magnificent building, a nice set showing part of a City I have never seen before. - gary

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2013 - 7:35 AM

Must get up there...
The architecture looks wonderful

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fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2013 - 7:54 AM

The No. 1 Chocolate Factory being the focal point will strike a chord with many!! Fine set of images.

Albert

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 6nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2013 - 8:01 AM

Wonderful architecture, Ronnie. Such a pity that the needs of modern times require the destruction of the beauty of the old times. A great set!

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LynneJoyce
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7 Feb 2013 - 8:20 AM

A really nice documentary series of this glorious city.

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2013 - 8:22 AM

Three excellent documentary images, Ronnie showing some wonderful architecture!
And it does look cold, too!!

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ugly
ugly e2 Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2013 - 8:48 AM

A very nice image and a good angle well taken..

Dave

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NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 3260 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2013 - 9:02 AM

Chocolate..............yummy............nice set of 3, nice to see a place from differing angles............GrinGrinGrin

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2013 - 9:07 AM

Excellent set Ronnie, especially V1 showing the detail of that building. Think I've said this before, but people walk along streets and never look up to see what is there and more often than not it's much more interesting than what is on display in the windows!
Joan.

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JohnChambersPhotography

Lovely detail on all captures Ronnie, good angle well exposed, v1 takes it for me today plus the colour is stunning in that light.

John

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 437 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2013 - 9:12 AM

How refreshing to parts of a city I have not visited (yet!). What a shame that in common with other cities some of the old beautiful architecture is slowing disappearing. A well documented set Ronnie.
Carole

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achieverswales

Something missing Ronnie, no Willy Wonka, like the high view point you have taken these from, the three are excellent in composition and exposure with added shadow interest, but V1 for me.


Regards

Trev.

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
7 Feb 2013 - 9:33 AM

Fine set Ronnie, V1 for me,
Fred.

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41113 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2013 - 10:07 AM

Lovely old red brick and excellent architecture. The shop name would have grabbed most peoples attention... I'm rather partial myself to the odd bar or twoTongue I should have stayed on v1... v2 and v3 are good records but such a shame the 'vehicle' has to destroy the past.

Dave

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 431 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom76 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2013 - 10:56 AM

Funny you should photograph The Chocolate Factory - I was across the road from there last week.The NWR girls
and I were at the George Whyllie exhibition in the Mitchell Library and went to a good pub The Drake across from the
Chocolate Factory.It did occur to me it might make an interesting photo and here we - you've taken it!
The building is beautiful.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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morpheus1955
7 Feb 2013 - 11:02 AM

Excellent series of images Ronnie, all beautifully captured and presented, long time since I have been to Glasgow, or Scotland come to that Tongue

Hugh

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2013 - 11:05 AM

Another place I knew so well! Fond memories and 3 great images.

Ann

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Meheecho
Meheecho  2275 forum posts United Kingdom
7 Feb 2013 - 11:12 AM

Great set of images with some great tones
Steve

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digital_boi
7 Feb 2013 - 11:36 AM

the light was perfect fot the captures Ronnie a friend of mine who delt in old properties used to have that top floor flat it was special, the chocolate shope is the latest to have that shop it has changed hands about 3 times in 1 year oops rambling on here V1 hands down nice work POD the light side treated you well. Long wae tae go laddie fer yer flu Jag was it on special offer or whatTongueTongueTongueTongue

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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canonfan
canonfan e2 Member 4canonfan vcard United Kingdom
7 Feb 2013 - 11:55 AM

A splendid set of images Ronnie. I particulary like V1. Thanks for your advice on my image of Downhill beach
Jim

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luckybry
luckybry e2 Member 5luckybry vcard Scotland
7 Feb 2013 - 11:59 AM

grt scenes Ronnie

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2013 - 1:16 PM

This area was just destroyed as I arrived in Glasgow Ronnie, the old Grand Hotel vanished and all sorts of places mostly forgotten. It must be difficult running a business from the Mansions area, it's impossible to fins a space to park most of the day. I used to frequent the old Buttery just down the road from here when i was at the Record some decades ago. I'm hardly ever in the city now, the natives are friendly during the day but the mood changes in the evening and that's across all the classes and jobs.

Nice memories too among the tenements of Glasgow. The Herald has an exhibition of old Glasgow in the Burrell.

Dougie

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annettep38
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7 Feb 2013 - 1:25 PM

no 1 for e, an impressive building.. I wonder whether it was built around the same time as Selfridges?

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2013 - 2:03 PM

You have shown us magnificent shots of the Chocolate building and parts of Glasgow-- A huge building for sure!

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ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
7 Feb 2013 - 3:10 PM

Beautiful sets of images

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rayme330
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7 Feb 2013 - 4:31 PM

Fine series, Ronnie.

Ray

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TrevBatWCC
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7 Feb 2013 - 5:05 PM

I like the sound of that place! Grin Three great images of this area, Ronnie, and looks a great viewpoint, too Wink
Trev Smile

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7 Feb 2013 - 5:33 PM

Gosh Ronnie are you telling me you risked life and limb to get these photos with all that traffic to negotiate - well you did. Great but rather you than me. Very worthwhile just the same 3 superb architectural shots and interesting to me as viewerSmile

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netta1234
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7 Feb 2013 - 5:58 PM

Three great architectural set,With lovely blue skySmile
NettaSmile

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tomcat
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7 Feb 2013 - 6:06 PM

Been along the M8 a few times, but would never have seen the old buildings, that you have posted

Adrian

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janlea
janlea e2 Member 2janlea vcard United Kingdom
7 Feb 2013 - 6:26 PM

Excellent set of images Ronnie. I was in Glasgow last August, not taking photo's, but seeing one of my favourite bands! Grin
Jan

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7 Feb 2013 - 6:31 PM

Some excellent view points here Ronnie, and great shots all round. Smashing quality images.

John Smile

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7 Feb 2013 - 6:51 PM

I've never visited central Glasgow - but must put it on my list of places to go..... Love that red sandstone, so typically Scottish!
Ann

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7 Feb 2013 - 6:52 PM

Wonderful architecture, very well taken ROnnie

David

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OAKEY
OAKEY  6 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2013 - 6:52 PM

Super building Ronnie and very nicely taken too, not sure if we could build them like this anymore!!
Regards ShaunSmile

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1082 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
7 Feb 2013 - 6:53 PM

So lovely in v1 and 2 and then back to the harsh reality in v3

Peter

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jdinne  11 England
7 Feb 2013 - 9:06 PM

What a wonderful old building Ronnie, a great set documenting this area. Would loved to have seen before the motorway.

John

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xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2013 - 11:48 PM

Beautifully captured images.. wonderful colour.. I always wonder how you get such colour. Anything to do with camera, lens or colour space,please? Or you have superb eyes.. did you know that on Radio 4, a few weeks ago, they talked about some people had better vision to see colours.. it seems more women...Smile

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JimV
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8 Feb 2013 - 4:31 AM

Fine shots of this grand old building Ronnie, The Chocolate Factory certainly catches the eye, as most of these comments confirm! I'm afraid I'd be completely lost at Charing Cross nowadays judging by these, and as a driver, down at the bottom corner of V1, you are confronted by both a red and green light, which do you obey?
Rgds., Jim

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8 Feb 2013 - 7:58 AM

Look like typical Glasgow shots to me - when I moved there I was amazed at the quality of the buildings and this brings back some nice memories.
As you say good record shots of the area - might be something of a project for you there? Wink
Geoff

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
8 Feb 2013 - 2:26 PM

Splendid buildings love these old places like this Ronnie, all very well composed and presented as always, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Maiwand
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8 Feb 2013 - 6:09 PM

Great old building Ronnie. Built in the days whenan asthetic appearance was prized as well as a profit motive.
Ron

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gallero
gallero e2 Member 3gallero vcard Venezuela
9 Feb 2013 - 3:00 AM

Gracias por mostrar esta maravilla arquitectonica..y yo tampoco hablo ingles, pero el traductor de la google es muy bueno..
Saludos..

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10 Feb 2013 - 6:03 PM

Ronnie, places and shops change at the blink of an eye......I like the line in v1, Mrs Millar has me on a cut down so can't go in that shop..........I also like the change between light and shadow in v3 very nice.


Paul.

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14 Feb 2013 - 11:09 PM

What an impressive set of architectural and urban images Ronnie and a real rarity a clear blue sky. Are you sure you did not add the sky in in photoshop?!WinkGrin

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