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Lampposts felled in Carntyne

I noticed something a little odd in the ‘dead’ area of Carntyne recently.

There’s a lot of road re-working going on around the east end of Glasgow at the moment, as some people make a killing out of some event taking place there during 2014, and a fair number of old roads have been lost to this, as the areas are razed. Usually, existing lampposts are simply ripped up to get rid of them, but I saw something a little different in Carntyne.

To lose the lampposts around Inverleith Street – the street is still there even if everything around has been razed – instead of rolling a digger in and uprooting them, they just brought in some cutters and felled them like trees, leaving the stumps of their bases sticking out of the ground.

Doesn’t make much of a pic, since there’s nothing around to give any sense of scale (I should have kicked one of the many old cans lying there next to the stump), but you wouldn’t want go for a run around these streets without staying alert – these are hidden in bushes and undergrowth now, and constitute a definite hidden ‘immovable object’ you would definitely not want to run into.

Lamppost sawn off

Lamppost – sawn off


February 13, 2014 - Posted by | photography | ,

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