Gallus Glasgow A: the Armadillo

By Ross Goodman (originally posted to Flickr as DSC_6974) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
By Ross Goodman (originally posted to Flickr as DSC_6974) CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0) via Wikimedia Commons
That’s the Armadillo above. It’s real name is the Clyde Auditorium, but you won’t find many Glaswegians calling it that. We’re too gallus. We just love our nicknames, and this building does bear a certain resemblance to an armadillo – what do you think?

By http://www.birdphotos.com (Own work) [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
By http://www.birdphotos.com (Own work) CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0), via Wikimedia Commons
Looks aren’t everything of course – and I can also tell you that, in my opinion, the Armadillo has the comfiest seats of any concert venue in Glasgow.

Just along from it is another example of a Glaswegian nickname. This bridge across the river is formally known as the Clyde Arc. Whit?! as we say in these parts. It’s the Squinty Bridge! Obviously.

By Myriam Thyes (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
By Myriam Thyes (Own work) CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0), via Wikimedia Commons
Come back for B tomorrow – and bring your dancing shoes.

 

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54 thoughts on “Gallus Glasgow A: the Armadillo

  1. cassam101 April 14, 2015 / 16:30

    Much more comfy than the SECC.I love that area at night when all the coloured lights are on.

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    • Anabel Marsh April 14, 2015 / 16:51

      It is – the collection of weird shaped buildings is great.

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  2. Cheryl Wright April 8, 2015 / 16:42

    I think the two armadillo’s are similar. I love the picture of the one on the top. It’s really pretty.

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  3. jazzytower April 2, 2015 / 16:24

    Yeahhhh, I see a slight resemblance, maybe a distant cousin:) Nice post.

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