The Old College Bar, Glasgow.

This is a photo of the inside of The Old College Bar on High Street, Glasgow:

I like it here.
It’s dark as fuck all of the time and I’ve spent many a midnight sat right there in the middle of that bar.
It’s basically a seedy juke-joint.

Last year John from the bar did me a huge favour.
But that’s none of your buisness.

I asked him if there was anything I could do for him and he said:
“Aye. Come in here to this bar one time when nobody’s around with your camera and take pictures of the entire bar for me”.
When I asked him why he said:
“Because. I want to build a fucking replica of this bar in my house!”

I just thought to myself:
“Fair enough”.

So here we are John:
(Click on the photos to enlarge them).

P.S: All of these photos were taken in the middle of the afternoon.

The Trongate, Glasgow.

I’ve got a bit of an obsession going on with the Trongate area of Glasgow.
It’s one of the oldest streets in Glasgow and these days I’m spending more and more time down there.
I was thinking the other day about how little the Trongate seems to have changed over the years.

For instance,
I took this photo 2 days ago:

And here’s a drawing of the area facing the same direction from 1774:

I’ve been looking for photographs of Glasgow Cross and Trongate for 2 weeks now.
Here are some of the more interesting ones…

Looking West, 1770:

A lithograph depicting the visit of Queen Victoria to Glasgow in 1849:

Looking East, 1860:



Looking West,
This is an oil painting of the Trongate circa 1770-1790 by an unknown artist:

Notice the now demolished tollbooth to the right of the painting attached to the Clock Tower/Steeple.
That clock tower still stands and is well loved.

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