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Glasgow Gorbals Architecture Tour Scotland

Friday, December 26, 2008

This morning I visited the Gorbals area of Glasgow to obtain images of grave markers for my separate ancestry blog. Because visibility was poor I was unable to obtain decent images of the surrounding buildings and architecture so I am presenting the images below which were taken just a few days ago.

Historically, the Gorbals has been a byword for social deprivation but during the 1960s and 1970s the slums were replaced by some very interesting modern buildings with attractive design.

Here is a very 'average' apartment block (social housing) which would appear to date from the 1960s.

This is more interesting and very recent. I like the subtle, contrasting colours.

Here is a tower block (possibly 1970s vintage) viewed through the avenue at the Southern Necropolis.

This attractive building can be found in the centre of the Gorbals.

This office block can be found on Caledonia Road.

Apartments on Caledonia Road

More residential architecture on Caledonia Road

I can arrange and provide architecture themed tours of Glasgow.


posted by Catswhiskers @ 9:46 AM 


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