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Re: Glasgow Zoo

Postby Lucky Poet » Sun Dec 28, 2008 6:51 pm

I've just read through the whole thread and it really is a crying shame - and quite a contrast with the Edinburgh one :(

In any case, yer typical HG member wouldn't harm the place (could it be harmed any more than it has been?) beyond taking photos.
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Re: Glasgow Zoo

Postby Jazza » Mon Dec 29, 2008 9:10 pm

A selection of posts now deleted from the HG database due to an 'official' complaint :mrgreen: - apologies to those who had made a recent contribution.

Can we re-rail this topic back onto the zoo now.

Any penguin parade fans out there?

Just a quick reminder for the people at the back not pat attention, if you feel hurt hurt by the mere thought of someone having a differing opinion to your own, its probably best not to post on HG at all.

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Re: Glasgow Zoo

Postby Digitographer » Mon Dec 29, 2008 9:31 pm

I kind of wonder what will ever become of the Zoo.. there is so very little actually left there that, from a photographic perspective, it was difficult to get many photographs that gave any real sense of what it once was. There were the remnants of some old signs, but little else apart from the rusted ruins of a few of the cages. Of those I did get, there was the shot of a graffiti figure, proclaiming "We love the Zoo". Kind of ironic, of course.

As for the prospect of a return visit - I'm note sure there is enough there to justify it. Pity.
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Re: Glasgow Zoo

Postby Verbal Kint » Wed Dec 31, 2008 8:43 pm

After all the recent fuss about visiting the zoo. I decided to take a trip there today to check it out. Here are my pictures from today's visit.

Tyres everywhere almost tripped a few times because of the wire left from those that were set on fire.

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Re: Glasgow Zoo

Postby Verbal Kint » Wed Dec 31, 2008 8:45 pm

More from today's visit. The bear pen has seen better days.

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Re: Glasgow Zoo

Postby Verbal Kint » Wed Dec 31, 2008 8:47 pm

Wheres aw the birds?

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Re: Glasgow Zoo

Postby Verbal Kint » Wed Dec 31, 2008 8:49 pm

The Monkey House(r)

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Re: Glasgow Zoo

Postby Verbal Kint » Wed Dec 31, 2008 8:52 pm

Exiting by the gatehouse.

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Was a great visit and I recommend it just watch your footing with all the wires.
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Re: Glasgow Zoo

Postby Josef » Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:58 pm

Verbal Kint wrote:More from today's visit. The bear pen has seen better days.

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There used to be a tree stump/pole with a hole near the top that they would hide honey in every now and again, so that the bear would climb up and scoop it out. Not sure if that's it to the left of the building?
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Re: Glasgow Zoo

Postby BTJustice » Mon Mar 02, 2009 7:48 pm

I have been digging though some of my Dads old slides and Im pretty sure these are from Glasgow zoo;

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Not the best shots in the world but might help record what was there.

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Re: Glasgow Zoo

Postby pingu » Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:05 pm

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i loved the zoo too

shame whats happened to it
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Re: Glasgow Zoo

Postby kenny1986 » Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:48 pm

Found these on flickr. They show the derelict polar bear pit. This is my one memory of visiting Glasgow Zoo as a child and it really is chilling - it was horrible to look down into that pit and see a bear in there by itself!

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Re: Glasgow Zoo

Postby TeeHeeHee » Fri Mar 13, 2009 10:34 am

Just read this topic, start to finish, and find the whole thing so fucking sad.
The fact that some animals couldn't be relocated and were still there more than a year later, leaves one with the impression ..out of sight , out of mind. I hated the idea back then as a visitor that the tiger or the polar bear had such depressingly short space.
I was last in a zoo in Basel ( neighbouring town in Switzerland ) about 22 years ago where I saw the most depressed Gorilla in a big panzer glass compound which sat with it's back to the paying guests and would not turn around to have it's photo taken.
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Re: Glasgow Zoo

Postby HollowHorn » Mon May 25, 2009 7:21 pm

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Re: Glasgow Zoo

Postby Josef » Mon May 25, 2009 9:14 pm

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Nice sign. :D

What a state the place is in. Even more so than St Peters, it really is astonishing the lengths people will go to, and the sheer physical effort they will put into, destruction.

Most of the zoo has been simply levelled to the ground. The rest has been burnt out.

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