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That’s electrifying! A sculptural surprise in Glasgow

It always pays to keep your eyes open and look for unexpected little details.

I don’t usually have any reason to see the Buchanan Galleries building from any direction other than Sauchiehall Street (or the inside, since all the decent shops left the place largely to the ‘kewl’ sellers of tat), but having to visit Buchanan Street Bus Station meant seeing it from a different angle, which shows mainly the car park. And I haven’t been inside that.

But the outside does have some interest, in the shape of some heavily sculpted metal grilles over the ground floor windows.

I don’t know if there are any detail about them, or if they have any special significance, but they are well worth a closer look.

They’re all slightly different, but look similar to this example.

Buchanan Galleries Car Park Window Grille

Buchanan Galleries Car Park Window Grille

They come together to form a wave, or more accurately the representation of a sine wave, common in electrical and electronic engineering.

And I say that on the basis of looking at the detail in the centre of each grille – an electrical discharge, or tiny lighting bolts!

Here’s a closer look…

Buchanan Galleries Car Park Window Grille Detail

Buchanan Galleries Car Park Window Grille Detail

I haven’t been able to find any info or story behind these grilles, but they’re nor an ‘accident’. So, if anyone does know, a note in the comments below would be much appreciated.

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04/01/2019 - Posted by | Appeal, Civilian, photography | , , ,

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