Wally closes

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Postby Pgcc93 » Thu Jul 27, 2006 9:39 pm

Ally Doll wrote:WOW! Those tiles are fantastic! 8)


The oak bannister is pretty impressive as well don't you think?

just look at the detail carved into the newel posts :D
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Postby crusty_bint » Thu Jul 27, 2006 9:42 pm

They are fabulous if not a bit... umm 8O The newel post is lovely too, not a bad hand rail either... was this in a close?
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Postby My Kitten » Sun Aug 06, 2006 8:16 am

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Posh tiles, close was tiled all the way to the top floor.
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Postby Molendinar » Sun Aug 06, 2006 6:59 pm

nice phoaties.... :wink:

like the tile on its own - well cropped
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Postby cumbo » Mon Jan 08, 2007 5:18 pm

Sorry Ally had forgotten about this thread it's a cracker:
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Postby cataclyzm » Mon Jan 08, 2007 9:37 pm

I can't believe those images. I just came across this thread and my heart is thumping.

Because i live away from Glasgow - a lot of my dreams are about closes like the ones in the images here. i'm not sure why. Odd...since I grew up in a high rise flat in Germiston. But my mum's family lived near Main Street in Bridgeton and the tenements around there (most are gone) had those interiors and stained glass windows.

As a kid - I visited the tenements off Main Street in Greenhead street (just next to the clyde) a couple of days before they were demolished. Hundreds of hooses and places like those photographed just abandoned and awaiting the bulldozer.

i knew that those black stoned buildings were special and people had belonged there.

When i come back to Glasgow - it does break my heart in a way. Because I'm just old enough to know what once existed in places I knew. If I took people there today it now looks as if nothing had ever been there. No masses of people on a Saturday in the Main street or endless rows of shops at ground level.

So it is wonderful to see these places in the west end and Dennistoun but it also brings something a lot bigger than sadness and I'm sure that I am not the only person to know a feeling that is hard to explain.

How can you explain something that is part of you but no longer exists?

I guess that is what draws people to this site - the sense of something having been and now gone. Of human warmth and community - just vanished and nothing left. Sometimes it makes me incredibly angry and bitter - but you've got to think of the future.

all the best
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Postby cataclyzm » Tue Jan 09, 2007 12:23 am

The closes are beautiful and it would be great to see more.

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Postby cumbo » Tue Jan 09, 2007 2:13 pm

More tiles
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Postby crusty_bint » Tue Jan 09, 2007 2:23 pm

oooh lovely selection :D all south side?
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Postby cumbo » Tue Jan 09, 2007 3:44 pm

All south of the river Crusty,you know me don't like getting my feet wet ::):
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Postby Alan L » Tue Jan 09, 2007 9:37 pm

If I still lived in my last flat on Allison Street where I lived until a couple of weeks ago, I could have added to those photies with some bonus shots of empty Buckfast and Lambrini bottles within my close.

Alas it was not to be.


I had mates up from Newcastle who'd never stayed in a Glasgow tenement before. They thought the tiling resembled an old public toilet!!
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Postby Ally Doll » Tue Jan 09, 2007 9:46 pm

Great pics Cumbo, thanks for posting them up! 8)
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Postby cataclyzm » Tue Jan 09, 2007 10:08 pm

Stunning pics cumbo.

To think of all the people that have walked through the closes and had the pleasure of looking at those for over a century.

My favourite design is the third from the bottom.

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Postby crusty_bint » Tue Jan 09, 2007 11:34 pm

keeping my feet dry too...

ma ane close
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Postby cumbo » Tue Jan 09, 2007 11:38 pm

only you !only crusty bint! would have a fekin joanna up yer posh wally close ::): ::): ::): ::):
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