Topographical Glasgow
Topographical Glasgow
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A central feature very popular with tourists and locals alike on trendy Buchanan Street shopping precinct is one of three wonderful 3D Topographical Relief Maps that’s to be found in the city; the other two being located in Cathedral Precinct and at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

 

All three were cast in bronze by sculptor Kathleen Chambers, a graduate of the Glasgow School of Art. And the Map on Buchanan Street  – erected in 1990, to mark Glasgow’s status as European City of Culture – is not only an impressive work of art in itself but very practical, enabling you to picture the city from above and find your way around. 

 

One design quirk I love about it, whether intended or not, is that when it rains (which in Glasgow it does on a regular basis, as can be witnessed in today’s photo) the River Clyde – “the wonderful Clyde”, as the song would go at school – fills up with water and flows over the edge.

 

Leica M6 Classic & 1.4/50mm Summilux pre-asph v2

Ilford FP4+ (@100)

Perceptol (1+1 – 15:00min)

Plustek 7600i & Vuescan

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