This one wasn’t planned. I was walking between Cowcaddens Road and Great Western Road and realised that West Graham Street – which links them – would be a decent street to write about too. The walk began looking to my left with several posters on the wall, part of a photography project called A Sideways Glance featuring various people hugging or looking at each other. That description does it absolutely no justice. The pictures were nice, intriguing.
Right next to these was a building now part of the Glasgow School of Art but previously the Children’s Hospital Dispensary, featuring a rather fine carving of a child being nursed at the top of the gable. This street ran at the bottom of Garnethill and that was clear by the many stairs leading up and the steep incline on the left. The art deco flats on the right were pleasant, with high windows, while to the left were traditional golden Glasgow tenements.
Soon I came to the junction that led over the motorway onto Great Western Road and West Graham Street came to an end. I enjoyed this one more than Cowcaddens Road for a lot of reasons, in terms of architecture, interest and everything else. Maybe it was quieter, even with the roadworks, but it was a nice street to cover on the way elsewhere.
Thanks for reading. This is the sixty sixth Streets of Glasgow post here on Walking Talking. Other nearby streets featured in this series include Buccleuch Street, Cowcaddens Road and Great Western Road.