Bain Street wasn’t planned – a route thrown up by Google Maps on an urban ramble. It leads from the Gallowgate to London Road, starting by a Celtic pub and ending near Glasgow Green, with all sorts of city in between. St. Luke’s is an old church now turned into a cultural venue with a very cool winged Highland coo featuring on a mural to its right. Red and gold buildings stood near the Gallowgate end that I liked a lot, with cafes and hairdressers doing decent business underneath. An entrance to the Barras with its red and gold gates were nearby as was Bill’s Tool Store, a DIY shop with Bud Neill cartoons above the door, he of Lobey Dosser fame. There were a few folk going about, some buying tools, and I lingered looking at the Bud Neill art before moving on. The landscape was more modern to the left, older, white buildings to the right until London Road and Glasgow Green came into view. I’ve always said that it’s always worth looking up in Glasgow and that was certainly the case on Bain Street. There’s some very handsome buildings in Glasgow and many hidden in plain sight.
Thanks for reading. This is the eighty fourth Streets of Glasgow walk here on Walking Talking. Other nearby streets featured here include Gallowgate and London Road. All the posts in this series appear on the Streets of Glasgow page. Intercity will be here next week.