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July 3 2020

Architecture in Time sketches bring lost Glasgow to life

Architect Alan Dunlop has wound the clock back again to prepare a fresh batch of Architecture in Time sketches.

Breathing new life into forgotten and vanished street scenes the perspectives depict life as it one was around city landmarks such as the sadly demolished Tait's Tower as it would have appeared during the 1938 Empire Exhibition.

Other views captured by the charcoal time machine include a look at Caledonia Road Church in happier times and views of Glaswegians themselves going about their business in period dress.

Focussing on buildings and settings which have changed almost beyond recognition Dunlop also draws the A-listed Marty's School, a rare survivor of motorway development owing to its Mackintosh connections.

Last weeks series bridged a centuries-long gulf in the city centre.

A more contemporary view of the Burrell Collection
A more contemporary view of the Burrell Collection
In its prime Caledonia Road Church was at the heart of a bustling community
In its prime Caledonia Road Church was at the heart of a bustling community

Like much of Glasgow Marty's School was once set in a densely populated tenement district
Like much of Glasgow Marty's School was once set in a densely populated tenement district
Shifting fashions and technologies make everyday life a very different experience
Shifting fashions and technologies make everyday life a very different experience

While some buildings remain recognisable streets changes have been even more profound among streets and people
While some buildings remain recognisable streets changes have been even more profound among streets and people

1 Comment

David
#1 Posted by David on 3 Jul 2020 at 15:02 PM
Wouldn't it be terrific to see the area around Caledonia Road Church and the Marty's School rebuilt as was. Strange that this approach has never been taken in the UK as has been executed in other European countries.

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