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The Buchanan Street Box, Glasgow

Started by chriskingbees, Aug 27, 2009, 04:34 pm

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chriskingbees

Aug 27, 2009, 04:34 pm Last Edit: Feb 03, 2010, 06:31 pm by Scarfwearer
Hi all
Here is the latest livery of this much photographed box;


BuchananStreetBlack.jpg

And the sign box legend:

BuchananStreetSignbox.jpg

Pictures courtesy of Flickr

KB

chrisrowand123

Aug 27, 2009, 08:20 pm #1 Last Edit: Jan 20, 2010, 08:10 pm by scarfwearer
Thanks for posting Chris.
I saw this on Saturday while out shoplifting, but didn't have my camera with me.
I was most surprised to see the new colour scheme.
Having seen it up close I can attest to the rather bad paint job they have applied.
I mean.. crudely painted.
The gold panels only have one coat of paint and the window spars are a bit smudged.

Why go to all that trouble and not make a decent job of it.
Perhaps it's the very shiny gloss paint they applied which shows up every bump and flaw.
Ahh well..

chriskingbees

Aug 27, 2009, 08:25 pm #2 Last Edit: Jan 20, 2010, 11:50 pm by Scarfwearer
SHOPLIFTING? :o

Anyway, here's a picture of it in happier times

bigbase.jpg

KB

chrisrowand123

Aug 28, 2009, 09:34 am #3 Last Edit: Jan 20, 2010, 08:10 pm by scarfwearer
SHOPLIFTING.. no of course not.. what do you take me for :o

chriskingbees

Aug 28, 2009, 10:28 am #4 Last Edit: Jan 20, 2010, 08:11 pm by scarfwearer
Shoot! I was hoping for a new DVD player, too. ;D

KB

cathlyn847

Aug 29, 2009, 11:54 pm #5 Last Edit: Jan 20, 2010, 08:11 pm by scarfwearer
who picked those colors? How crazy to have an ICON and ignore the proper blue color.
Black gold and yellow=ick
What would the Doctor do?

chriskingbees

Sep 17, 2009, 08:10 am #6 Last Edit: Feb 03, 2010, 06:31 pm by Scarfwearer
"Good news everybody!"

Buchanan St is blue again, the box not the street ;D

Taken on Tuesday 15th September, thanks to The Shaun Woods on Flickr;

BuchanaonStisblueagain.jpg

KB

Teletran

Sep 17, 2009, 09:02 pm #7 Last Edit: Jan 20, 2010, 08:12 pm by scarfwearer
what happened to the window?
(http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/1360/omni02g.jpg)

chriskingbees

Sep 25, 2009, 07:13 am #8 Last Edit: Jan 20, 2010, 08:12 pm by scarfwearer
Don't know about the windows, but, apparently the gold panels are back, and the window bars are painted again;

buchananlatest.jpg

KB

DoctorWho8

Sep 25, 2009, 03:14 pm #9 Last Edit: Jan 20, 2010, 08:12 pm by scarfwearer
Perhaps the little brown guy on the left side of the base is to blame?
Bill Rudloff

Teletran

Sep 26, 2009, 06:17 am #10 Last Edit: Jan 20, 2010, 08:13 pm by scarfwearer
The door window has defiantly been flipped in recent times.
(http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/1360/omni02g.jpg)

dalethetimelord

Apr 21, 2005, 03:54 am #11 Last Edit: Feb 05, 2010, 10:18 pm by Scarfwearer
Maintained by Ward Westwater, who owns all the Glasgow boxes, I believe...  Recently vanished for a couple of months whilst the street itself was refurbished - also the box painted white with various coloured spots as an "art installation" in Glasgow; quickly painted blue again after many complaints!

Buchananbox.jpg

pod

Dec 27, 2008, 04:33 pm #12 Last Edit: Jan 20, 2010, 11:17 pm by scarfwearer
(see above): Marc, regarding your earls court pic, I think I have an almost identical one of myself in the same stance, looking equally metal! (I used to model myself on Jason Newsted, until I became an undertaker. The funeral directors I work for prefer their staff not to look like Metallica bassists). Sadly however, it appears you are one inch taller than me.

simonharries

May 27, 2006, 01:43 pm #13 Last Edit: Feb 05, 2010, 10:16 pm by scarfwearer
Hello folks. I was in Glasgow recently and had the opportunity to take some photos of the Buchanan Street box. They are night shots, alas, but may be of use to someone seeking detail.


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This one's got me leaning against it...!

cs.jpg


TTFN

romanadvoratrelund

May 02, 2007, 01:45 pm #14 Last Edit: Feb 05, 2010, 10:16 pm by scarfwearer
Its my favourite box.I love it -just keep thinking the doctor is going to pop out it any minute.Be a great idea of they got DT to do that !
I mostily live in edinburgh now but sorry edinburgh box fans- youcant beat the buchanan street one. Its noce to see photos of it when its quite- the streets always so busy.I remember they let it get into a state for a while but its cleaned up nicely !