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Report - Rockvilla Mushroom Factory and School, Glasgow, June 2008

BenCooper

Mr Boombastic
Regular User
#1
Right next to the Spier's Wharf branch of the Forth & Clyde Canal stands this rather ugly building - it's been a very visible landmark just to the north of Glasgow city centre for as long as I can remember. Rockvilla is, as it sounds, an enormous rock - Possil road tunnels through it and under the canal, and there used to be a school perched on the rock, but all that remains of that is the boy's and girl's entrances which spiral up through the rock.

This building looks like it was once a warehouse, but later it was used for growing mushrooms - hence the bricked-up lower windows. It's most interesting for the fantastic views.

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A view from an upper window, looking west over the canal:

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Inside, it's mostly bog-standard warehouse:

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Some serious big steel doors, though:

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And this is the view east to Spier's Wharf:

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The school was standard Victorian - the outdoor boy's toilets are still standing:

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The staircase that spirals up inside the rock is beautiful, though damned hard to take a panorama of :)

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More pictures of the warehouse in my Flickr set...
 

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