Glasgow fire

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by Viennese, May 24, 2014.

  1. Viennese

    Viennese Funster

    Joined:
    May 21, 2008
    Messages:
    2,348
    Likes Received:
    2,532
    Location:
    Oxford
    I nearly wept to hear that one of my favourite buildings, Glasgow School of Art, went up in flames yesterday. Charles Rennie Mackintosh's wonderful and unique creation was designed completely by him, even including tiny details like locks, hinges etc. The library was incredibly beautiful, and the top floor housed a small museum of his furniture and other works. It's a terrible loss - Hopefully it can be restored....
     
    • Like Like x 1
  2. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2007
    Messages:
    28,934
    Likes Received:
    25,574
    Location:
    .
    very sad.. but according to one fire report , the damage is not too extensive and should be restorable.. let's hope so..
     
    • Like Like x 1
  3. Tootles

    Tootles Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2013
    Messages:
    9,026
    Likes Received:
    30,984
    Location:
    Lancaster
    A terrible disaster to such an iconic old building. :Sad:

    However, fortunately 75% of the nude art sitters were saved, suffering only superficial hair loss. :Eeek:

    Glasgow's Chief Fire Officer, Dougall McStandpipe, stated "The fire started in the basement area, where two of the Art School Porters were watching a red-hot porn movie".

    Repairs are estimated as costing up to at least one Picasso and a Rembrandt. :cry:
     
  4. audlin

    audlin Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2010
    Messages:
    89
    Likes Received:
    50
    Location:
    Hampshire
    Yes, I nearly wept too but looks like they've managed to save most of it, thank goodness!:Smile:
     
    • Like Like x 2
  5. artemis

    artemis

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2011
    Messages:
    80
    Likes Received:
    30
    Location:
    Shropshire
    We were hoping to visit this when we go to Glasgow at the end of July for the Commonwealth games. I don't expect we were the only ones
     
Loading...

Share This Page