Tuesday, 7 October 2008

I have been making a point of going into city centre back lanes and entrances that are open. In nearly all cases I have been walking past these for the whole 20 years I have lived in Glasgow. Many of them are revelations. Some of horror and squalor, filth and graffiti etc. But others have wee gems like this old petrol pump.

This is within 50 feet of the City Chambers, in the back alley that goes behind the Housing Benefit office. There is the social work car pool and lots of these white ceramic bricks but also this amazing ancient petrol pump. I like to think of it as the last one, selling zero gallons, hence the setting on the counter at the top. It could actually be an object of beauty if cleaned up a little. I wonder if i could make them an offer they couldnt refuse?

I will be putting more pix on flickr.

The entrance to the lane is surprisingly rural:

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