Architectural Shuffle

'All Greatness Stands Firm in the Storm' - Ian Hamilton Finlay's inscription in the granite of the columns of the disused Caledonian railway bridge

‘All Greatness Stands Firm in the Storm’ – Ian Hamilton Finlay’s inscription in the granite columns of the disused Caledonian railway bridge over the Clyde

Yesterday saw Central Belt Shuffler set off on a Glasgow Doors Open Day SubCrawl.

The architectural and cultural tour promised more than the normal drinking circuit (although a pint or two were downed at various points along the way and, as we squeezed through railings to look at abandoned dry docks, we were welcomed to Govan by local drinkers, who suggested that next time we bring wine glasses for our Buckfast).

The tour also took in the new cloister at the Catholic cathedral, commemorating the deaths of Scottish-Italian POWs in WW2, the Futurist Govan subway station, Cessnock station embedded within an Alexander Greek Thomson crescent, and, of course, Glasgow School of Art buildings old and new.

Oh, and quite a bit of pub design.

(More information on the Dress for the Weather Subcrawl is available here.)

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s