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"St. George's Mansions, Charing X, Glasgow"

By RonnieAG
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.

Tags: General Glasgow Charing x Documentary shots St Georges Mansions Woodlands Rd St Georges Rd M8 Motorway Red sandstone buildings


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Comments


lesliea 7 2 Australia
7 Feb 2013 2:14AM
Beautiful sets of images Ronnie well captured.
Allen, Smile

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andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2013 3:17AM
belting set ronnie brilliant detail and colour v1 for me today a corker nice one Wink
andy
Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
7 Feb 2013 3:32AM
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 !!
7 Feb 2013 4:49AM
So Beautiful Ronnie what a set nice work--------MilkyWink
CarolG Plus
10 198 19 Greece
7 Feb 2013 6:33AM
Three first class images, Ronnie, that beautiful sandstone is so warming. Carol
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2013 6:56AM
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
SUE118 Plus
8 8 1 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2013 7:23AM
It looks a very busy place that you have captured.Smile
gary_d 8 576 13 Wales
7 Feb 2013 7:26AM
That is a magnificent building, a nice set showing part of a City I have never seen before. - gary
7 Feb 2013 7:35AM
Must get up there...
The architecture looks wonderful
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
7 Feb 2013 7:54AM
The No. 1 Chocolate Factory being the focal point will strike a chord with many!! Fine set of images.

Albert
nonur Plus
8 17 11 Turkey
7 Feb 2013 8:01AM
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!
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2013 8:20AM
A really nice documentary series of this glorious city.
7 Feb 2013 8:22AM
Three excellent documentary images, Ronnie showing some wonderful architecture!
And it does look cold, too!!

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ugly Plus
8 9 57 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2013 8:48AM
A very nice image and a good angle well taken..

Dave
7 Feb 2013 9:02AM
Chocolate..............yummy............nice set of 3, nice to see a place from differing angles............GrinGrinGrin
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 10 10 England
7 Feb 2013 9:07AM
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.
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
CaroleS Plus
6 424 3 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2013 9:12AM
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
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
7 Feb 2013 9:32AM
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.
Fine set Ronnie, V1 for me,
Fred.
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
7 Feb 2013 10:07AM
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
Irishkate Plus
6 38 102 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2013 10:56AM
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
morpheus1955 10 3 2 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2013 11:02AM
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
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
7 Feb 2013 11:05AM
Another place I knew so well! Fond memories and 3 great images.

Ann
Meheecho 4 275 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2013 11:12AM
Great set of images with some great tones
Steve
7 Feb 2013 11:36AM
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
canonfan 6 7 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2013 11:55AM
A splendid set of images Ronnie. I particulary like V1. Thanks for your advice on my image of Downhill beach
Jim
luckybry 7 3 Scotland
7 Feb 2013 11:59AM
grt scenes Ronnie
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
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
7 Feb 2013 1:25PM
no 1 for e, an impressive building.. I wonder whether it was built around the same time as Selfridges?
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
7 Feb 2013 2:03PM
You have shown us magnificent shots of the Chocolate building and parts of Glasgow-- A huge building for sure!
7 Feb 2013 3:10PM
Beautiful sets of images
rayme330 4 17 1 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2013 4:31PM
Fine series, Ronnie.

Ray
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
7 Feb 2013 5:05PM
I like the sound of that place! Grin Three great images of this area, Ronnie, and looks a great viewpoint, too Wink
Trev Smile
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2013 5:33PM
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
netta1234 Plus
4 381 2 Wales
7 Feb 2013 5:58PM
Three great architectural set,With lovely blue skySmile
NettaSmile
tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2013 6:06PM
Been along the M8 a few times, but would never have seen the old buildings, that you have posted

Adrian
7 Feb 2013 6:26PM
Excellent set of images Ronnie. I was in Glasgow last August, not taking photo's, but seeing one of my favourite bands! Grin
Jan
7 Feb 2013 6:31PM
Some excellent view points here Ronnie, and great shots all round. Smashing quality images.

John Smile
AnnChown Plus
7 199 1 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2013 6:51PM
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
johnjo58 6 2 5 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2013 6:52PM
Wonderful architecture, very well taken ROnnie

David
OAKEY 8 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2013 6:52PM
Super building Ronnie and very nicely taken too, not sure if we could build them like this anymore!!
Regards ShaunSmile
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
7 Feb 2013 6:53PM
So lovely in v1 and 2 and then back to the harsh reality in v3

Peter
jdinne 13 16 England
7 Feb 2013 9:06PM
What a wonderful old building Ronnie, a great set documenting this area. Would loved to have seen before the motorway.

John
xwang 7 55 8
7 Feb 2013 11:48PM
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
JimV 10 6 3 Canada
8 Feb 2013 4:31AM
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
geffers7 Plus
6 45 1 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2013 7:58AM
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
Tibetan 4 3 England
8 Feb 2013 2:26PM
Splendid buildings love these old places like this Ronnie, all very well composed and presented as always, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Maiwand Plus
10 3 72 England
8 Feb 2013 6:09PM
Great old building Ronnie. Built in the days whenan asthetic appearance was prized as well as a profit motive.
Ron
9 Feb 2013 3:00AM
Gracias por mostrar esta maravilla arquitectonica..y yo tampoco hablo ingles, pero el traductor de la google es muy bueno..
Saludos..
10 Feb 2013 6:03PM
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.
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
14 Feb 2013 11:09PM
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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