Geo-Trips :: A walk around the west end of Glasgow

Glasgow - the west end

A walk from Holiday Inn Express by Victoria Bridge, Wed, 19 Jul 2017 by David Smith

A walk to see the buildings and parks of the western end of Glasgow, and to bag a few fresh squares!

Click the blue circles to see a photograph taken from that spot and read further information about the location. The blue lines indicate the direction of view. There is also a slideshow of this trip. ( )

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NS5964 : Yards behind Holiday Inn Express by David Smith
Yards behind Holiday Inn Express
The hotel faces Stockwell Street; behind it are these parking spaces and older... more

NS5964 : Buildings in Howard Street by David Smith
Buildings in Howard Street
Seen from floor 3 of Holiday Inn Express, looking at older buildings

NS5965 : Gallery of Modern Art, and its reflection by David Smith
Gallery of Modern Art, and its reflection

NS5965 : A popular subject for photographers, the Duke of Wellington statue by David Smith
A popular subject for photographers, the Duke of Wellington statue
Outside the Gallery of Modern Art, decorated with two traffic cones

NS5965 : Demonstrating clean air, vertical garden by GoMA by David Smith
Demonstrating clean air, vertical garden by GoMA
A seat with a small vertical garden outside the Gallery of Modern Art

NS5965 : Clydesdale Bank, St Vincent Place by David Smith
Clydesdale Bank, St Vincent Place
The building is listed Category A; built in 1870. One wonders which customer or... more

NS5865 : Sign for the Drum and Monkey, St Vincent Place by David Smith
Sign for the Drum and Monkey, St Vincent Place

NS5865 : Cartoon picture outside the Social Bite by David Smith
Cartoon picture outside the Social Bite
The stencilled picture is a copy of an original by the Australian street artist... more

NS5865 : Victorian architecture on the corner of St Vincent Place and Hope Street by David Smith
Victorian architecture on the corner of St Vincent Place and Hope Street

NS5865 : Number 200, St Vincent Street by David Smith
Number 200, St Vincent Street
Built in 1929 for the Royal and Sun Alliance, now a restaurant and events centre.... more

NS5865 : West Campbell Street, Glasgow by David Smith
West Campbell Street, Glasgow

NS5865 : Blythswood Street, Glasgow by David Smith
Blythswood Street, Glasgow

NS5865 : Glasgow City Free Church by David Smith
Glasgow City Free Church
In the unusual architectural style of the Victorian Alexander Thomson

NS5865 : St Vincent Street and St Columba Church of Scotland by David Smith
St Vincent Street and St Columba Church of Scotland

NS5865 : Terraced houses in Elmbank Street by David Smith
Terraced houses in Elmbank Street

NS5865 : The King's Theatre by David Smith
The King's Theatre
Dating from 1904

NS5766 : Starbucks architecture is not always like this by David Smith
Starbucks architecture is not always like this
The gridline seems to pass through the pinnacle on this building

NS5766 : The Cameron memorial fountain by David Smith
The Cameron memorial fountain
Erected as a tribute to Sir Charles Cameron

NS5766 : Street art on the pier of a footbridge, North Street by David Smith
Street art on the pier of a footbridge, North Street

NS5766 : Sainsbury's filling station, Woodlands Road by David Smith
Sainsbury's filling station, Woodlands Road
Attached to a Sainsbury's Local supermarket, at the right of picture

NS5766 : Woodlands Road shops by David Smith
Woodlands Road shops

NS5766 : Lobey Dosser statue by David Smith
Lobey Dosser statue
For a description of this character and his fame, see [[2827557]]

NS5766 : Looking up Lynedoch Place by David Smith
Looking up Lynedoch Place
On the left, the tower of the former Trinity College building, on the right the... more

NS5766 : Terraced houses on Park Circus by David Smith
Terraced houses on Park Circus

NS5766 : Chimneys of Park Circus by David Smith
Chimneys of Park Circus
Each chimney stack has ironwork surrounding the chimney pots

NS5766 : Kelvingrove Park by David Smith
Kelvingrove Park

NS5766 : Statue of Lord Roberts in Kelvingrove Park by David Smith
Statue of Lord Roberts in Kelvingrove Park

NS5766 : Highland Light Infantry Boer War memorial by David Smith
Highland Light Infantry Boer War memorial
At the edge of Kelvingrove Park with the bridge over the River Kelvin

NS5766 : Highland Light Infantry Boer War memorial by David Smith
Highland Light Infantry Boer War memorial

NS5766 : River Kelvin  by David Smith
River Kelvin

NS5766 : Kelvin Way by David Smith
Kelvin Way
A wide, straight road west of Kelvingrove Park

NS5766 : Glasgow University buildings from University Avenue by David Smith
Glasgow University buildings from University Avenue

NS5666 : The main gate of Glasgow University by David Smith
The main gate of Glasgow University
A narrow entrance, built before modern traffic needed to access the campus

NS5666 : The Wolfson Medical School Building by David Smith
The Wolfson Medical School Building

NS5666 : Terrace on Ashton Road by David Smith
Terrace on Ashton Road
The Boy Orr Building of Glasgow University in the foreground seems to echo the... more

NS5667 : Gelateria, Byres Road by David Smith
Gelateria, Byres Road

NS5667 : The Curlers Rest, Byres Road by David Smith
The Curlers Rest, Byres Road

NS5667 : The Kibble Palace, Glasgow Botanic Gardens by David Smith
The Kibble Palace, Glasgow Botanic Gardens

NS5667 : Statue of Eve by Scipione Tadolini in Kibble Palace by David Smith
Statue of Eve by Scipione Tadolini in Kibble Palace
One of the collection of statues in this glasshouse of the Botanic Gardens

NS5667 : The dome of the Kibble Palace, looking vertically up by David Smith
The dome of the Kibble Palace, looking vertically up

NS5667 : Historic beds in Glasgow Botanic Garden by David Smith
Historic beds in Glasgow Botanic Garden
These beds at the west end of the garden contain plants introduced in different centuries

NS5667 : Terraced Houses on Kirklee Quadrant by David Smith
Terraced Houses on Kirklee Quadrant

NS5667 : Ford Road and former support for railway bridge by David Smith
Ford Road and former support for railway bridge

NS5667 : The Ha'penny bridge over the River Kelvin by David Smith
The Ha'penny bridge over the River Kelvin
When built, there was a toll of a halfpenny to cross. The bridge was destroyed in... more

NS5667 : River Kelvin upstream of Ha'penny Bridge by David Smith
River Kelvin upstream of Ha'penny Bridge

NS5667 : Kelvin Walkway and open air fitness equipment by David Smith
Kelvin Walkway and open air fitness equipment

NS5667 : The Humpback Bridge into Glasgow Botanic Gardens by David Smith
The Humpback Bridge into Glasgow Botanic Gardens
Over the River Kelvin

NS5767 : River Kelvin and Queen Margaret Bridge by David Smith
River Kelvin and Queen Margaret Bridge

NS5667 : Kibble Palace by David Smith
Kibble Palace

NS5667 : Toilet block in Glasgow Botanic Gardens by David Smith
Toilet block in Glasgow Botanic Gardens

NS5667 : Observatory Road by David Smith
Observatory Road
Looking up past residential terraces to Kelvinside Hillhead Parish Church [[558672]]

NS5666 : Lawrence Street by David Smith
Lawrence Street
Terraced houses, each with a small front garden

NS5666 : Derelict building, Torness Street by David Smith
Derelict building, Torness Street
This building formerly housed the Church Street School swimming pool

NS5666 : Former school entrance, Torness Street by David Smith
Former school entrance, Torness Street

NS5666 : Former school swimming baths, Torness Street by David Smith
Former school swimming baths, Torness Street
The former Church Street School swimming pool building

NS5666 : Construction site, Cooperswell Street by David Smith
Construction site, Cooperswell Street

NS5666 : Benalder Street Bridge and West Village building by David Smith
Benalder Street Bridge and West Village building
The bridge over the River Kelvin has at least three different types of parapet:... more

NS5666 : River Kelvin by David Smith
River Kelvin

NS5566 : Railway bridge over Ferry Road by David Smith
Railway bridge over Ferry Road

NS5566 : Railway bridge over River Kelvin by David Smith
Railway bridge over River Kelvin
The path leads to the river bank and the transport museum

NS5566 : The Riverside Museum by David Smith
The Riverside Museum

NS5565 : Ferry pontoon on Clyde at Riverside Museum by David Smith
Ferry pontoon on Clyde at Riverside Museum

NS5565 : River Clyde at Govan by David Smith
River Clyde at Govan
Seen from outside the Riverside Museum with Govan Parish Church in the centre

NS5565 : The south facade of the Riverside Museum by David Smith
The south facade of the Riverside Museum

NS5565 : Riverside Museum from the Tall Ship by David Smith
Riverside Museum from the Tall Ship

NS5565 : Rib on the River Clyde at Govan by David Smith
Rib on the River Clyde at Govan
A tourist boat offering high-speed (thrilling) excursions

NS5665 : Foot and cycle path along Yorkhill Quays by David Smith
Foot and cycle path along Yorkhill Quays

NS5665 : Glasgow Tower by David Smith
Glasgow Tower

NS5665 : Footbridge over A814 by David Smith
Footbridge over A814

NS5665 : Former Port of Glasgow building (The Pumphouse) by David Smith
Former Port of Glasgow building (The Pumphouse)
The historic site is being renovated as part of a new distillery

NS5665 : Glasgow Science Centre by David Smith
Glasgow Science Centre

NS5665 : The Millennium Bridge over the Clyde by David Smith
The Millennium Bridge over the Clyde
Footbridge leading to Glasgow Science Centre

NS5665 : Bell's Bridge over the Clyde by David Smith
Bell's Bridge over the Clyde
A footbridge over the Clyde, which even has its name painted on the side

NS5665 : Premier Inn hotel and Four Winds tower on south bank of Clyde by David Smith
Premier Inn hotel and Four Winds tower on south bank of Clyde
The tower was part of a pumping station

NS5765 : The Clyde Arc bridge by David Smith
The Clyde Arc bridge
A regular background to broadcasts from the BBC studios in Glasgow

NS5765 : The SSE Hydro arena by David Smith
The SSE Hydro arena

NS5765 : The Finnieston Crane  by David Smith
The Finnieston Crane

NS5765 : Finnieston Quay, La Rotunda and Hilton hotel by David Smith
Finnieston Quay, La Rotunda and Hilton hotel
La Rotunda is now a restaurant; it was formerly the entrance to a tunnel under the river

NS5764 : The south rotunda by David Smith
The south rotunda
Matching that on Finnieston Quay, these were portals for a tunnel under the river

NS5764 : River Clyde and The Quay development  by David Smith
River Clyde and The Quay development

NS5765 : The Clyde Arc by David Smith
The Clyde Arc

NS5764 : Clyde Walkway, the river and Kingston Bridge by David Smith
Clyde Walkway, the river and Kingston Bridge

NS5764 : Apartments on the north bank of the Clyde by David Smith
Apartments on the north bank of the Clyde

NS5764 : Under the Kingston Bridge by David Smith
Under the Kingston Bridge

NS5764 : Plaque on the Kingston Bridge by David Smith
Plaque on the Kingston Bridge
Kingston Bridge opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother 26th June 1970

NS5864 : Support for approach to Kingston Bridge by David Smith
Support for approach to Kingston Bridge

NS5864 : Tradeston Bridge by David Smith
Tradeston Bridge
Known as the Squiggly Bridge, because it is not straight, its shape is less... more

NS5864 :  Tradeston Bridge, the Squiggly Bridge by David Smith
Tradeston Bridge, the Squiggly Bridge

NS5864 : Kingston Bridge and Clyde from  Tradeston Bridge by David Smith
Kingston Bridge and Clyde from Tradeston Bridge

NS5864 : Love padlocks on  Tradeston Bridge by David Smith
Love padlocks on Tradeston Bridge

NS5864 :  Tradeston Bridge and north bank of Clyde by David Smith
Tradeston Bridge and north bank of Clyde

NS5864 : River Clyde, with four bridges by David Smith
River Clyde, with four bridges
The first is King George V road bridge, then the two Caledonian Railway bridges,... more

NS5864 : Car wash, Clyde Place by David Smith
Car wash, Clyde Place

NS5864 : Dentist in Bridge Street by David Smith
Dentist in Bridge Street

NS5864 : South Portland Bridge by David Smith
South Portland Bridge

NS5864 : Glasgow Bridge by David Smith
Glasgow Bridge

NS5964 : River Clyde and Victoria Bridge by David Smith
River Clyde and Victoria Bridge

NS5864 : Shop with ghost signs, Howard Street by David Smith
Shop with ghost signs, Howard Street
The same building as in [[4393743]] but two years have led to the fish and chips... more

NS5964 : Ornate commercial building, Howard Street by David Smith
Ornate commercial building, Howard Street

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