The Hatrack, Architectural Feature

The Hatrack, Architectural Feature, Glasgow

This afternoon, I went down into Glasgow to locate some hidden architectural gems in the city centre.  Targets are statuary type features  requiring a long lens to capture images. Light conditions were ‘average’ at best but I think I caught the essence of each item.

Above can be seen the ‘Hatrack’ by James Salmon Jnr which dates from 1902. This can be atop 142a-144 St. Vincent Street which ranks as one of Glasgow’s narrowist building plots. A creation of liveliness and humour.

Below is a feline carving by Callum Sinclair above the entrance to Moncrieff House,  100-108 West George Street. Dates from 1980s. Well camouflaged and easy to miss. 

Cat Carved Statuary

Cat Carved Statuary at West George St., Glasgow

This golden merchant ship sits very high  atop the Merchants’ House in central Glasgow and is barely visible to the naked eye.The ship sits atop its globe on top of a dome which finishes the corner tower.  Work of architect, John Burnet in 1874 when Glasgow was amongst the wealthiest cities in the world. 

On Top of the World at Merchants' House

On Top of the World at Merchants' House, Glasgow

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