Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Saltmarket

Welcome to my wee photoblog on Glasgow, where we feature the  joys and unjoys of walking and cycling through a fascinating, beautiful and often badly run city. For the blog's origin and an alphabetical list of posts  see the 'Introduction' post  -

The date  is 5 October 2010, and we are walking away from the high Court on the second day of the Tommy and Gail Sheridan trial - see

We're heading out into the Saltmarket

The mortuary - and old High Court down on left

Looking up to Glasgow Cross

The Saltmarket runs from the Clyde to Glasgow Cross. It gets its name from the salt merchants who sold salt to the fisher fowk of the Bridgegate. See
Now the merchants sell antique  DVDs
Sun is all on the west side of the street - Glasgow is very much a city of  light and dark


Looking down the Bridgegate - see
http://glasgowalbum.blogspot.com/2010/10/paddys-market-last-day.html 





The magnificent St Andrews in  the Square - and paid for by slave labour in the West Indies. see
http://glasgowalbum.blogspot.com/2010/03/churches-working-and-converted-other.html

'Who needs Viagra'. Not sure what kind of unlucky animal the fisherman is holding




Merry Christmas - it's 5 October




For Glasgow Cross see
http://glasgowalbum.blogspot.com/2010/04/glasgow-cross-trongate-and-argyle-st.html


















You can see a sharp-angled face in the traffic light top left

Arch leading to Glasgow Green
The Old High Court; this pic not taken the same day (though it looked much the same), have lifted from this earlier post
http://glasgowalbum.blogspot.com/2010/09/glasgow-green-2010-scottish-junior-run.html

For more pics of the Green see

And here are four extra pics from last year which I want to add -


The Old High Court and Mortuary

Better pic of the entrance to the Green








3 comments:

  1. Brings back memories of a month spent living there in 1961

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  2. Hi Barbara - we lived in Parnie St for a while in the early 50s before moving to Collins St but I was only 4 and don't remember much!

    1961 - it's funny how far off that year seems compared to 1963 and the Beatles and so on (Larkin's 'Annus Mirabilis' - when everything changed). I remember seeing a photo of uniformed nannies with huge prams chatting to the policeman outside 10 Downing St and it looked like the 1930s at latest but it was actually 1961!

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  3. Parnie st... my favourite street.... used to visit Quiggs (now merchant city cameras) after a spending spree then visit the cafe three doors up (Trans Europe) for their great fayre...Brilliant.. end to a perfect day!!

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