A Glasgow perspective: up on the roof

Three months in lockdown tramping the same few routes from our front door every day certainly gave us a new perspective on our city. We began to spot small details that had previously eluded us in our rush to get from one place to another. Definite themes emerged to our collection of photographs and, just when you need one, along comes a challenge that allows them to be shared – the ones that look good square at least. Becky’s July Squares theme is perspectives – various interpretations are possible, and mine is “Point of View – a particular way of considering (looking at) something”. I’ll be dropping in occasionally with a new point of view on Glasgow.

Today’s theme is roofs. You might well recognise my header which is Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery, an unmistakeable Glasgow landmark, but what about the one below? This splendid roof belongs to Partick Burgh Hall, designed by William Leiper in the French Renaissance style and completed in 1872. It was the home of Partick Burgh Council until the Burgh was annexed by Glasgow in 1912.

Here is a selection of other roofs and roof decorations, all within walking distance of home. As you can see, we found them endlessly fascinating!

My title is, of course, taken from the marvellous Drifters’ song, Up on the roof. Enjoy!

77 thoughts on “A Glasgow perspective: up on the roof

  1. cbholganza August 25, 2020 / 20:19

    refreshing perspective. and i love the music too! i’m learning and loving it!

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  2. Joanne Sisco July 22, 2020 / 11:44

    If these are all views from walks from your front door, I’d say you are very lucky!! In comparison, photos from my neighbourhood would involve strip malls and 1970s architecture. I like yours MUCH better!!!

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  3. Erica/Erika July 17, 2020 / 02:09

    We have been tramping the same path, too, Anabel. Yet, you are right on different perspectives each time. Wow, what fun, wit and creativity with the music selections. And, yes, fascinating photos.

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  4. Steve Schwartzman July 12, 2020 / 20:46

    I read your title and thought about the song before I saw that you’d included it at the end. I’d forgotten that Gerry Goffin and Carole King wrote it.

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  5. notesoflifeuk July 12, 2020 / 12:12

    I’ve always said it’s well worth looking up and looking down wherever you are, you just don’t know what you might see.

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