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Report - Glasgow University Rooftops - May 2010

BenCooper

Mr Boombastic
Regular User
#1
Glasgow University moved from it's crowded city centre location to the then-suburban Gilmorehill in the West End in 1870 - the magnificent Gothic building was designed by George Gilbert Scott and opened by Queen Victoria.

Part of it is now getting a new roof, so, well...

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I love Gormenghast, and the university roof is very like that - hidden roofspaces, little walkways, ladders leading between butresses, tiny doors and little balconies. In the picture below, there's a ladder off to the left that gets you up onto the turret balcony, though it's a bit of a squeeze...

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Some of these pictures are carefully composed with a tripod - others, like this one, were taken perched precariously on the roof ridge, so they're a bit blurry - sorry :)

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And finally, this is the 1940 Reading Room across the road - this was taken from the balustrade around the curved roof in pic 2.

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