Secret Scotland

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Where is Beethoven?

After having to take an enforced break, I was looking for something to give the blog a kick-start.

I got it!

I’ve been familiar with the bust of Beethoven in Renfrew Street ever since I first wandered along that particular back street decades ago, and had to make sure it was real, and not some sort of modern gimmick. My first pics of it are locked away somewhere, on film.

So, it seems I don’t have any digital pics.

But, it means I can take a pic of something that isn’t there!

I had to take a few, just to convince myself it really wasn’t there.

Last pic of this set was just to prove it hadn’t fallen off its plinth, into the stairwell below.

Missing Beethoven

Missing Beethoven

It has a back story and reason for having been there, as this is the rear of T A Ewing’s Piano and Harmonium Emporium, which faced into Sauchiehall Street in its day.

It also has a statue, fortunately still there.

T A Ewing Piano and Harmonium Emporium

T A Ewing Piano and Harmonium Emporium

At the time of writing, a check of the media provided no answers.

Police enquiries are ongoing, but they only reported they had not been able to confirm that the bust had been stolen, or just removed by the owner of the building, for some reason.

Incidentally, I featured this facade a while ago, when I mentioned some so-called artists, or rather graffiti vandal scum whose ‘work’ has thankfully since been painted over.

Sauchiehall Street Vandalism Even Closer

Sauchiehall Street Vandalism Even Closer


THAT kickstarts the blog with a bang!

02/07/2019 - Posted by | Appeal, Civilian, Lost, photography | , ,

1 Comment »

  1. I was just searching for the location at which I took some photographs more than 17 years ago. We were staying at a small hotel exactly across the street from that then already abandoned Beethoven temple, when I visited Scotland with my daughter. Do you happen to know anything about its history?
    Made some scans from old films and ran into this. Here is one of my old pictures:
    Thanks for your post, though it’s sad.


    Comment by Stephan | 01/01/2020

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