NS5862 : Victoria Road from Queens Park

taken 9 years ago, near to Rutherglen, Glasgow, Great Britain

Victoria Road from Queens Park
Victoria Road from Queens Park
There is much to see in this photo which was taken from just north of the bottom of the steps which look onto Victoria Road.

The gates were erected in 1907, 50 years after the park opened. Despite being at the end of Victoria Road and being opened during the reign of Queen Victoria, the park is actually named after Mary, Queen of Scots.

The wide thoroughfare that is Victoria Road is lined with shops on both sides. It eventually "joins" Eglinton Street (there is no direct connection) where the "TOA railway Bridge" and the new M74 Northern Extension elevated motorway (the light blue horizontal bar) can be seen in the middle distance. Note the profusion of satellite TV dishes along the left side of the road.

Jurys Inn by the River Clyde and the 4Km distant CineWorld building dominate the city centre, with the skeletal remains of St Andrews House which is being converted to a hotel to its right.

The police van is parked at Kingarth Street where a two block section of Victoria Road is closed following a building collapse a few days earlier and where residents have been evacuated from their flats.

The dark outline of the Campsie Fells completes the scene, which is best viewed in the largest size.

See the same view in the opposite direction (from Jamaica Street) here NS5864 : Glasgow Bridge and the road to the south.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 31 July, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 2 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Uplands  Sport, Leisure  Housing, Dwellings  Park and Public Gardens  Business, Retail, Services  Roads, Road transport  City, Town centre  Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 582 625 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:50.1008N 4:15.9225W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 581 622
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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