1.622 pics at one sitting
Certainly an interesting collection, and they may almost all be black & white, but I think I could up the date range to be from the 1960s all the way up to the 1980s, so it is quite a collection.
Interestingly, I was pointed at the colour pic in there a few days ago, of one Mrs Doubtfire and her cat!
Seriously, you will find it if you go through them all - but I had no idea it came from the larger collection to be found on Flickr.
Glasgow has changed just as much, and I bet a similar dip into any other town or city would show the same.
A few years ago (let's say 10+ for ease of consideration) I started to have a wander around Glasgow city, in particular what I would describe as 'the edges'.
I had in mind a small collection of pics possibly preserving remains of the past, as ruins, wrecks, or derelicts. Or, alternatively, as survivors from the past into... 'modern' time.
I gave up after a few weekends - there wasn't really enough original material to make it interesting. Certainly, there was a few finds to be had, interesting survivors with some original detail, but most places had been razed or modernised, and neither of those options really provided much of interest to look at.
The plans to modernise the city were largely carried out, it would seem.
There might be a case for a retry, on a different theme, but even that looked pretty lifeless when I had a play with it a year or so ago.
There is still a degree of survival if one looks above the ground floor of some city area building, with some of the old painted signs and business descriptions remaining, but these have largely being painted over to be 'tidy', or neglected (since most, if not all, of the business they refer to have vanished), so they are faded and lost.
Maybe if I had had this idea 25+ years ago, it just might have worked.
Now, all one could really do is use one of Jack House's books - he had a small series which showed 'Then & Now' with the 'now' part being the 1980s - as a reference, and maybe try and repeat the exercise.
With the few places that are still standing.
The Edinburgh pics are not only of the city, but some villages and areas around it, so have interest for those that might not be keen on the city itself.