Abra Cadaver!

Ever used to watch “Tales From The Crypt“?
I loved that show.

I’ve been making my way through it all recently and I’m up to series (Or Season) 3.
It seems like everyone in Hollywood starred in an episode at one point.
Even your old pal Danny Elfman wrote the theme tune!
(Although Danny Elfman writes the theme tunes for everything doesn’t he).

“Tales From The Crypt” is basically a big kids creepy comic book anthology of horror and I loved it at the time and I love it even more these days!
It’s right up there with “The Twilight Zone“.
When it was bad it was terrible but when it was good you’d get episodes like this one…

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:

1896:

1909:

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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