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The Lighthouse – Part Two

Looks like the media has finally run out of victim to report for lynching over the Mackintosh Building fire, so I’ll just stick Part Two of My Lighthouse ramblings in the slot.

There’s not really a lot to take pics of inside The Lighthouse (excluding anything you might like to collect from the Mackintosh Gallery).

Most of the interior has been refurbished and brought up to present day standards to allow the space to be reused for modern offices, presentations, and displays.

The most interesting original features are the internal wall and atrium space, which has been cleaned and taken back to the original brickwork, and lead up to the large central chimney. It’s quite difficult to get access to some of the most interesting features, so…

For a great collection of pic showing the interior, and telling the story of the original building see here:

The Lighthouse, Glasgow, Glasgow Herald Building

This view looks back from the modern viewing gallery seen in Part One, and shows the chimney, and the open tower where the pic of the gallery was taken from. You can see some tiny people under the tower canopy, which give an idea of the scale of this thing.

The Lighthouse Tower And Chimney

The Lighthouse Tower And Chimney

Back inside, while waiting on one of the floors for the lift to the viewing gallery (notably ONLY accessible by the lift), I noticed an exterior door, and considering where it was, thought it was ‘interesting’. Where it might lead was a bit of a mystery.

The Lighthouse Mystery Door

The Lighthouse Mystery Door

Taking a closer look.

The Lighthouse Mystery Door View

The Lighthouse Mystery Door View

Closer still (just for confirmation) it really does open onto nothing at all. Open that and step out – you won’t be turning around and coming back in!

The Lighthouse Mystery Door View Below

The Lighthouse Mystery Door View Below

Little label explains all -(did you spot it in the first pic above?) Hope the key’s locked away somewhere safe.

The Lighthouse Mystery Door Explained

The Lighthouse Mystery Door Explained

I might do Part Three.

It seems a shame not to use the pics I grabbed from the tower, looking down on some of the city centre streets, and across the city into the distance.

25/06/2018 - Posted by | Civilian, photography | , , ,

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