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Friday, February 03, 2006



I'm heading towards some of the last days in the beautifully quirky buildings at Dowanhill where Learning and Teaching Scotland staff plough on in search of educational nirvana. This is a view of sunset from the NGfL room, where all my favourite content editors and development officer pals create websites, content that would make Tony Hart blush for its creativity and eat cake.

It's set deep in the West End of Glasgow, hence the residential areas and trees that surround this old secondary school. Outside children scream in the playground of the primary school that is part of the same building (and Development Officers scream at having to upload their resources again) and the hip, trendy bars of Byres Road attract office workers and poverty-stricken students for their last drop before heading off on the Underground towards home.

A great place - shame we're leaving it in two weeks, don't you think?

4 Comments:

At 8:35 AM, Anonymous KG said...

What do you mean it's a shame we're leaving? Aren't we headed to the promised land of uber-modern-techno-office-heaven?

Will miss this place for sure.

 
At 8:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not just a shame, it's positively heart-breaking! What will we do without the dull odour of damp and fusty walls emanating from the lower reaches of this monument to the architectural hey-day of those wacky Victorians? We'll miss the headless nun and sunsets too :}

Patricia and Emma

 
At 9:12 AM, Blogger Chris said...

Hey - when I was a Hillhead school pupil (ok, in another era) we regarded Byres Road as the centre of the known universe. You always met at least one person you knew there, and stood a good chance of seeing someone from the Beeb.

 
At 3:20 PM, Blogger Chris said...

I should have pointed out that your great-grandfather was once the headmaster of Dowanhill Primary School - are there any records on display? We're talking the '30s, I think. (James Stewart)

 

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