Vinicombe Street was unplanned. There were a lot of people sitting having lunch, glasses clinking, and others hanging about though as I walked higher up I was soon on a quiet residential street. The Hillhead Bookclub had jaunty posters including one which declared it to be a ‘football (free) zone’ with their preferred ball sport being ‘ping pong, thank you very much’. That felt appropriate at the time the Olympics were playing out in Tokyo and on a day when Tom Daley, Matty Lee, Adam Peaty and Tom Pidcock had won gold medals for Team GB, albeit in the pool and on a bike in Pidcock’s case, but less when my mind was turned to the start of the football season. An old garage building housed a gym and a branch of Nando’s and then it was a street of gold and red tenements, archetypically Glasgow.
Thanks for reading. This is the ninety sixth Streets of Glasgow walk here on Walking Talking. Other nearby streets which have featured here include Byres Road, Great Western Road and Queen Margaret Drive. The Streets of Glasgow page features all of the posts in the series so far.