1 EAGLETON NOTES: A Beautiful House

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Friday, 24 March 2017

A Beautiful House

Out for a coffee recently we were walking down St Vincent Crescent in Glasgow's Finnieston


and were deafened by birdsong from this wonderfully cultivated frontage:

22 comments:

  1. What a lovely sunny spring image. I'd like to sit on those steps for a while, cup of tea in my hand... Actually it was sunny here too today, but everything is still bare here (and not really tempting to "sit down" outside!)

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    1. If I lived there Monica I would definitely spend time reading my paper and drinking coffee on the sunny days. As does, according to a friend who stopped and chatted to him recently, the present owner.

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  2. Deafened by birdsong? Try to explain that to the doctor! :-D
    That house is exceptionally beautiful. I am not so keen on the tiled steps and think they'd look better if done in sandstone, but that is merely a matter of personal taste.
    Imagine to come home to this after work every night!

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    1. A little bit of exaggeration or poetic licence Meike. Sorry. As for the steps I'm not sure why but I assume these tiles cover the original sandstone steps.

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  3. I can see why birds would like this doorway.

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    1. Yes, Red, there will be a lot of nests in the ivy.

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  4. What a splendid place! I hope the house is every bit as lovely inside!

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    1. Jenny I can't imagine a person who takes the trouble to make the outside so beautiful wouldn't do his (I am told it's a him) inside too.

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  5. That is very attractive! It looks so simple but there would be a load of work in it

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    1. There would indeed, Kylie, and apparently he's done a lot with the garden at the back too.

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  6. Buildings without foliage seem so dull.

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    1. Yo have a good point there Cro. However not all buildings lend themselves to being quite so adorned and I imagine that, apart from the upkeep, the potential damage to the building would be a problem too.

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  7. Goodness, wish I could sit on that doorstep for a while and listen to the birds and enjoy all that greenery.

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  8. Wow! That is an incredible building.

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    1. There's a lot of really beautiful buildings in Glasgow, Lynda, but not all are maintained to the same standards as these.

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  9. I was going to say "So beautiful"....instead, I'll say....beautiful! :)

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  10. The owner must work very hard on his garden upkeep and it shows.

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    1. Virginia I'm sure that he does. He has a garden at the back too.

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