I’m sorry for the poor quality of this video but I only decided to film this about three seconds after I got the great idea to blast Sarah Brightman’s “I Lost My Heart To A Starship Trooper” out my window at the Orange Walk on Duke Street yesterday…
In THIS article, Herald columnist Catriona Stewart writes:
“For those shedding molten copper tears over their loss: name them.”
We don’t have to name them Catriona in the same way that we don’t have to know the names on every tombstone in the City’s Victorian graveyards or the names of the architects who designed each building.
BECAUSE IF THEY’RE LEFT WHERE THEY ARE WE CAN GO AND LOOK AT THEM WHENEVER WE FLAMING WELL PLEASE CAN’T WE!?
…But since you asked,
Rabbie Burns, Sir Walter Scott, James Watt, Robert Peel, Wullie Gladstone, Queen Victoria, Jimmy Oswald, Lord Clyde, Thomas Graham, Prince Albert, Tam Campbell, John Moore, some soldiers and those big Lions.
The six new shortlisted designs for the revamp of Glasgow’s George Square have been unveiled and I’m almost speechless at how terrible and charmless they all are. ALL of them.
Luckily, I’m not completely speechless and I’d just like to take this opportunity to say this:
George Square Is OUR Rectangle! Leave those Victorian statues EXACTLY where they are!
The moving of Glasgow’s many Victorian statues like gigantic chess pieces is nothing new and it’s not that I or the many other people who live close to the square are against change. As a matter of fact, everybody I’ve personally spoken to is all for a revitalisation of George Square but, and listen carefully, as a PUBLIC and VERY GREEN space!
The statues that surround George Square have been discreetly moved over the years more than once but c’mon! They look so settled where they stand today. And everybody knows it except for the people in charge who very shortly are about to completely ruin George Square as we have come to know it.
Let’s take a look at the six new shortlisted designs for the Square and as always, click on the images to enlarge them.
Design Six is apparently the current “most popular” design with Glaswegians. The best of a bad bunch I’d say.
I’m not very good expressing myself when I’m angry without using extreme profanities so here are some photos of how George Square has looked in the past…
Fireworks Night 2012:
…and here are two panoramic shots of how George Square currently looks today…
Don’t tell me what you think.
Write to Glasgow City Council and/or a decent Glasgow Newspaper you trust.
So not The Daily Record.
Keep right up to date with everything by visiting: Restore George Square.
Title: BAFTA A Life In Pictures: Billy Connolly Evening Talk.
When: Monday. Decemeber 10th, 2012. 19.30.
Where: Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow.
How Much?: ₤20.00.
The spiel from Glasgow Royal Concert Halls’ website:
“Join us in Glasgow to celebrate the work of Scotland’s most famous comedian Billy Connolly, as he looks back over his career in this very special BAFTA A Life In Pictures.”
“Connolly’s career as a successful comedian, musician, television presenter and actor spans six decades, appearing in over 30 films including The Last Samurai, Gulliver’s Travels and Mrs Brown, for which he was nominated for a BAFTA in 1997. More recently, he voiced King Fergus in Pixar’s Brave, appears in Quartet, Dustin Hoffman’s directorial debut, and will play a dwarf warrior in Peter Jackson’s upcoming The Hobbit.”
“Connolly was recently honoured with the Outstanding Contribution to Television and Film Award at the British Academy Scotland Awards.”
You can book tickets right HERE.
See you there!