Friday, 5 June 2015

Transport and motion Graffiti in a south west Glasgow underpass

Run   GJC_016960

Just thought I'd squeeze in a quick photographic set that is more of a prelude to the next post.

Urban  GJC_016953_edited-1

The signposted route from the Kelvin Hall to the River Clyde isn't the most scenic of walks as it took me through some industrial deprivation ...

Cars  GJC_016951 - Version 2

... across a busy dual carriageway road and then into this road underpass. I never thought at the time that they would end up in a blog post far less here in their own right.

Jump  GJC_016959_edited-1

(Time for me at the moment is precious and my sunday night blog & editing time has now disappeared. I'll have to grab moments while I can such as my day off work today as I am working saturday this week. As a post script ... it was exactly 5 years to the day that I was introduced to the blogging world by a work colleague with my first embarrassing post being published the following day on the 6th June 2010)

Push  GJC_016954

Although this route has become a major path to a new tourist destination, the underpass felt at times like I could have been in a scene from the Glasgow TV detective show Taggart !!

Waverley  GJC_016957

An exceptional portrayal of the Glasgow based Paddle Steamer P.S.S. Waverley amongst the history of shipbuilding on the River Clyde.

Bike  GJC_016961

Historically Urban   GJC_016952

In the days when there wasn't much else travelling around the streets or countryside

Church  GJC_016963

Other than depicting the local community, I'm not sure what the significance of this unidentifiable local church is, however in contrast the unusual building in the last image is transport related and the subject of the next post ...

Museum  GJC_016958_edited-1


  1. Some interesting and clever urban artwork here J.... Well worth posting and sharing with the rest of us.

  2. There are some very talented artists around. I often wonder how much they spend on paint.

  3. These photos show some talented artists.

  4. Amazing murals for the underpass! Glad you shared them with us. Congratulations on 5 blissful? years of blogging. Not surprised that you're especially busy during these summer months. Hope all is well.

  5. What a great idea! I love how art is being added to public spaces.

  6. Very impressive "graffiti". So glad you decided to share this artwork with us!! Curious to see how this has lead into your next post!

  7. There are some really nice bits of artwork there.

    Congratulations on your 5 years of blogging.

  8. J, I love this set of graffiti, those are interesting images. I find them full of reality and fantasy at the same time... and I'm pleased you shared them. :)

    1. Nice graffiti here. Happy blogging further, J-on-tour!

  9. I'm so glad I stumbled on your pages through Flickr. Now I see I have much to catch up on. :-)

  10. Fascinating murals - which we missed because we travelled by car. Glasgow's a great city, but sometimes a little threatening in parts.

  11. According to your Twitter feed? It looks like you've had an interesting July. What a great time too goo to the Lake District! I'd love to be there some summer day. Hope all's well. Look forward to the photos.

  12. Just checking in to see how you're doing.


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