Holy Street!

[Picture of hole in street in Glasgow]AMAZINGLY, NO ONE WAS HARMED WHEN THE STREET CAVED IN TODAY.

I was walking along Renfield Street, and right at the corner where the old ABC cinema used to be, the road simply collapsed!

It was big enough to drop a full-length family car waiting to turn left onto Renfield Street!  Things are getting worse when roads can suddenly cave in.

In 2007, the road outside the Citizens’ Theatre collapsed as a result of a burst water main, ironically while “The Tempest” was being performed (see Clipped News Article).  Glasgow’s infrastructure was shown to be crumbling and in dire need of investment.  The pot holes cannot be making things any better. Thing sare definitely getting worse when pavements and roads can simply and suddenly cave in without warning!

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Holy Balcony!

SOMETIMES IT IS HARD TO BELIEVE WHAT ARCHITECTS AND BUILDERS GET AWAY WITH THESE DAYS. Look at the picture (click to enlarge as ever)…

[Picture of Balconies]

… yes, that’s right, the balcony floor is perforated with holes!

Holes! Imagine a bloke in a kilt or a woman in a skirt — the folks below, and possibly on the street below could look right up and catch an eyeful!

Apart from that, though, what if you spilled your drink, dropped your cigarette or worse – what if you puked? Boy, the neighbours would love that!

In a rain-soaked British city, it makes no sense to have perforated verandas; there’s no shelter, no privacy and no sense to it — yet this is not merely confined to ugly new flats on Pollokshaws Road, but also to many supposedly-swanky riverside apartments!

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