clyde glasgow



A handsome Victorian holiday resort on the River Clyde, west of Glasgow, I didn’t see much of the town as yesterday was more about the walk south to Balloch, pics to come of that later. 


John Atkinson Grimshaw (1836–1893, England)


Grimshaw was an English Victorian-era artist, popular both during his time and in the present for his night-time depictions of British cities.

Grimshaw’s earliest influence was the Pre-Raphaelites. True to the Pre-Raphaelite style, he created landscapes of accurate colour and lighting, vivid detail and realism, often typifying seasons or a type of weather. Moonlit views of city and suburban streets and of the docks in London, Leeds, Liverpool and Glasgow also figured largely in his art. The focus on atmosphere, and lack of moral message or historical reference allies his work to some extent with the Aesthetic Movement.

His careful painting and his skill in lighting effects meant that he captured both the appearance and the mood of a scene in minute detail. His “paintings of dampened gas-lit streets and misty waterfronts conveyed an eerie warmth as well as alienation in the urban scene.” Later in life his colour palette shifted from dark blues to golden yellows, and towards the end of his life were hints of a change in artistic direction, with looser brushwork influenced by his friend James Abbott McNeill Whistler, who was quoted saying “I considered myself the inventor of Nocturnes until I saw Grimmy’s moonlit pictures.”


Carrie managed to entirely silence the crowd with just the first note, she is beyond incredible

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Old Victoria Infirmary campus in Glasgow sold for housing - BBC News
The former Victoria Infirmary campus in Glasgow's south side is to sold for housing.

The former Victoria Infirmary campus in Glasgow is to sold for housing.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde said the 9.5 acre site would be developed by the Worcester-based not-for-profit housing and care provider Sanctuary Group.

The health board said Sanctuary planned to keep a number of heritage features while creating homes for families, first-time and older buyers.

The developer will consult Glasgow City Council and the local community before making a planning application.

Peter Martin, Sanctuary’s group director development, said: “We are delighted to be buying the old Victoria site and are committed to listening to local communities to select the best development solution.

"Our plans are to retain the key heritage features of the site while delivering a beautiful place to live.

"The development will also create much needed jobs and we look forward to beginning this exciting project.”

The hospital began treating patients at the site in Langside, on the south side of the city, in 1866.

I sincerely hope that they do actually keep the parts of it that are aesthetically pleasing as it is an iconic building of the south side.