Monday, 29 March 2010


Gabnethill is the bump between and looking down on Sauchiehall St and Cowcaddens. The most famous building here is the Rennie Mackintosh Art School, but that's not the only interesting thing about the area (and see also Denise Mina's fine novel Garnethill).
Scott St entrance to Art School

Looking down to Sauchiehall St and beyond; Garnethill is a height of long vistas

Looking up Scott St
looking from Scott St into Cowcaddens and beyond

St Aloysius RC Church. See

St Aloysius school - one of the best schools in Glasgow, Jesuit-run. Back in the 70s, a Protestant friend of mine married a Catholic and was being told by a nasty priest that he would have to convert to Catholicism. A Jesuit here siorted the priest out in half an hour.

Glasgow Film Theatre. This cinema opened as the Cosmo in 1939, and was the second dedicated arthouse cinema in the UK. A Glasgow institution. See

Not all buildings in Garnethill are beautiful

The doorway seemed to be on fire with the light

The old Beatson Hospital - now flats

Garnethill and Cowcaddens have a large Chinese community

The Kangding Garden for the Elderly (built by the BBC Beechgrove Garden team) is behind here. I have some rubbish pics, so best to look at these nice ones instead -
There are messages in the stones

St Andrew's Catholic church
The Magnificent Synagogue - see Churches (etc)

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