Photos of Glasgow
November 29, 2007 5:49 PM   Subscribe

Here is an incredibly detailed history of Glasgow in pictures. The site map is probably the best place to start.

Random interesting fact about Glasgow:

Saint Kentigern, also called Mungo, brought birds and cooks back to life and it made the other monks so angry he had to depart for Glasgow, where he founded a monastery and became the first bishop.
posted by winna (8 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
You must have a different understanding of the word "fact" than I do.
posted by Flunkie at 6:25 PM on November 29, 2007

birds and cooks? he should have started a chain of chicken joints.
posted by vrakatar at 6:33 PM on November 29, 2007

Hot damn I love it when people put stuff like this together.
posted by cmonkey at 6:34 PM on November 29, 2007

Awesome. I plugged in my street name and was given dozens of old photographs of it, several of which clearly show the spot where I live but a hundred years ago. Beyond spooky seeing all the long gone people standing yards from where I now sit. Thank you.
posted by brautigan at 6:42 PM on November 29, 2007

Fantastic. I love city histories and I've always had a thing for Glasgow, though I've never been there. Bookmarked.

Paging sgt. sandwich...
posted by languagehat at 6:59 PM on November 29, 2007

Damn, I mean sgt. serenity. Can't keep you sarges apart.
posted by languagehat at 7:00 PM on November 29, 2007

I'd watch what you say, Flunkie. The sainted Kentigern can work that trick both ways. You could end up mungoed.
posted by Abiezer at 7:01 PM on November 29, 2007 [1 favorite]

I love saint's lives. I would do one on Saint Foy*, but there is a real lack of good links on her despite her entertaining story.

Medieval saints are probably in the top ten list of people you don't want to make angry with you.

*Saint Foy's relics were stolen from Agen and brought to Conques by the monk Arosnide, who had infiltrated the monastery at Agen on purpose to steal the saint's body. He was reputed to have spent ten years at Agen until he was trusted with the keys to the reliquary, at which point he horked Saint Foy's bones and scuttled back to Conques. Saint Foy told him to, of course.
posted by winna at 8:34 PM on November 29, 2007

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