Good bye Red Road Flats

October 11, 2015 § Leave a comment


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It was time to say goodbye to these iconic high rise flats in Glasgow today.

 

I have been photographing these high-rise flats over the years, here is a wee taster of some of the photos: tap here

 

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Red Road

January 18, 2013 § Leave a comment


The high rise housing named the Red Road in Glasgow UK.

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Once a vision of the future in the 1960’s, now these towers are condemned to the past. They once were the highest residential flats in Europe and now are presently being stripped and demolished.

So far they are on year three out of five in the demolishing process, because of the asbestos and valuable steel used in their construction.

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These unusual flats where constructed in 1964-1969 from a steel frame, rather than concrete. And it was calculated that these flats together held a population of 4,700 – 5,000 people.

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The 1990’s saw the first Refugees from Kosovo occupy this troubled estate and more recently refugees from Africa, Asia and Europe.

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At the time of this post (18th January 2013), all the flats are empty apart from one that is occupied.

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One of the monster structures has been torn down the rest of the Red Road Flats are soon to be a distant memory. I thought is was important to document the current Red Road High Rise in Glasgow, as they are slowly diminishing from the Glasgow Skyline.

Despite most of the area being fenced off and dangerous, it does not stop me from photography.

Bluevale and Whitevale High Rise

January 12, 2013 § Leave a comment


Making the most of the one day of thick fog we had in Glasgow, taking a risk for the love of photography.

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I love thick fog, it adds an atmosphere. I have been waiting a few years to get these shots, as we don’t have fog all that regularly in Glasgow, plus I had to travel to these flats. I find the Whitevale and Bluevale high rise flats intimidating twin structures at the best of times, but thought even more so in the fog. These unique high rise flats are the tallest in Scotland and are due to be pulled down in the future. The area is quite a notorious one, although there are new regeneration plans underway.

I originally took my inspiration from the computer game “Limbo” and wanted work with form and fog light.

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Inspiration from “Limbo” game.

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