Old St Enoch subway station

Old St Enoch subway station

This is another night-time picture from my last trip to Glasgow, letting the camera do its own thing, with reasonable results.

The building stands in isolation in St Enoch Square, just north of the River Clyde in Glasgow’s city centre. Originally built in 1896, this was the ticket office to the subway (Glasgow’s own underground railway) and the headquarters of the Glasgow District Subway Railway Company. When the St Enoch subway station was redeveloped in the 1970s the building became redundant and is now a Caffè Nero coffee shop.

The building is a visual delight and is, of course, listed. The listing details can be found on the Historic Scotland Listed Buildings register.

South Portland Street Suspension Bridge, Glasgow

South Portland Street Suspension Bridge

South Portland Street Suspension Bridge

A handheld view looking south along the South Portland Street Suspension Bridge across the River Clyde in central Glasgow.

The bridge has had a chequered history, replacing a wooden predecessor built to an 1832 Robert Stevenson design. The wrought iron suspension bridge was begun in 1851, but quickly suffered a major setback when the south tower suffered a serious structural failure. The original gas lamps are now lit by electricity.

More information on the Glasgow City Council website here and the RCAHMS website here.