NS5965 : Buchanan Street after the rain

taken 7 years ago, near to Glasgow, Great Britain

Buchanan Street after the rain
Buchanan Street after the rain
Looking down the busy shopping street from inside the glass canopy at the main entrance to Buchanan Street subway station. St Enoch subway station can be seen in the distance, beneath the reversed letters "u" and "b" in the "subway" sign on the glass.
People Make Glasgow

"People Make Glasgow" is the city's latest promotion campaign. In the days and weeks leading up to the 2014 Commonwealth Games, the campaign slogan has been popping up at various prominent locations in and around the city centre.

Here is an extract from the campaign web site LinkExternal link ...

"Glasgow City Marketing Bureau (GCMB) is the official destination marketing organisation (DMO) for the city of Glasgow.
As a public / private organisation established by Glasgow City Council in 2005, Glasgow City Marketing Bureau's role is to communicate Glasgow's reputation as a world-class city in which to live, work, study, invest and visit.
As custodian of the PEOPLE MAKE GLASGOW brand, Glasgow City Marketing Bureau works with numerous partners, stakeholders and businesses to position and promote Glasgow across national and international markets as one of Europe's most vibrant, dynamic and diverse cities.
Glasgow City Marketing Bureau is engaged in a wide-range of activity aimed at delivering economic and social benefits for Glasgow through leisure and business tourism. This activity comprises:
Development and implementation of the PEOPLE MAKE GLASGOW city brand
Strategic destination marketing communications campaigns across key target markets
Bidding for, attracting and managing high-profile major events, conventions and exhibitions
Responsibility for conference and event accommodation bookings
- See more at: LinkExternal link

The Glasgow Subway

The Glasgow Subway opened in 1896 and is the third oldest underground railway in the world, predated by the London and Budapest systems.

It is a very simple system consisting of fifteen stations arranged in a 10.4Km loop around the centre and west side of the city. There are two lines; the Inner Circle and the Outer Circle which run in parallel tunnels through each of the stations. The lines run entirely under ground and pass under the Clyde twice.

The four foot gauge is very uncommon and is due to the small tunnel size. The trains themselves are also small, even toy-like when compared with those on major metro systems around the world.

Here is a Link to a geograph article which provides more information about the subway.

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Sunday, 5 October, 2014   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 11 November, 2014
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City, Town centre  Railways  People, Events 
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