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Re: Mystery (possibly Scottish) Town, 1940s
« Reply #27 on: Friday 17 February 17 01:34 GMT (UK) »
I see what you mean but I think it may be just markings or even a shadow on the brickwork/cement but again I'm unsure?

 My wee spy glass must be worn out as it's not picking this up  ::)

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You are probably right Annie and my tired brain is playing tricks on me. I can still see what looks like a face and a body with an arm crossing over it. And on the left of it, at the bottom, the initials E or F and an R.
However as you say, probably shadows  :)
Heading to bed now before I start seeing more wee men

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Re: Mystery (possibly Scottish) Town, 1940s
« Reply #28 on: Friday 17 February 17 01:41 GMT (UK) »
Looby,

Was there not initials similar for Railway/Trains along those lines...(no pun intended)  ;D

I'd have to 'Go ogle' that 1  :P

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Re: Mystery (possibly Scottish) Town, 1940s
« Reply #29 on: Friday 17 February 17 06:01 GMT (UK) »
       Unclear whether the fuzzy part on the right of the photo is the street rising upwards at the back.
There are quite a few streets like that in the centre of Glasgow ... Hope Street rises upwards in a south to north direction.     So does Buchanan Street and others.         

       The structure on the left is a real puzzle.      Public toilets used to be more common streets in Glasgow streets, but the ones I remember usually had railings round them with stairs taking you below ground level.     
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Re: Mystery (possibly Scottish) Town, 1940s
« Reply #30 on: Friday 17 February 17 09:33 GMT (UK) »
Mystery solved!

Identified as Portobello Promenade.  Thanks to all who helped.

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Re: Mystery (possibly Scottish) Town, 1940s
« Reply #31 on: Friday 17 February 17 10:17 GMT (UK) »
At least I got the promenade but right  ;D ;D
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Re: Mystery Scottish Town, 1940s
« Reply #32 on: Friday 17 February 17 11:15 GMT (UK) »
Could the thing in the distance be a roller coaster?

So it was a fairground in the distance, after all? :) Whoohoo. (The 'Figure Eight' at 'Fun City' Amusement Park in Portobello operated by the Codona family. Perhaps.)

The buildings the chaps are striding in front of is Malborough Mansions, Portobello.

Here are images results:  http://www.rootschat.com/links/01ji8

And here are some recollections from Dorothy Cavaye of Portobello in the Thirties
http://www.kosmoid.net/portobello/craigroyston

(A good couple of shots of that building nearer the bottom of the page)

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Re: Mystery (possibly Scottish) Town, 1940s
« Reply #33 on: Friday 17 February 17 12:41 GMT (UK) »
Yay! Glad it has been solved.

I've had a look at a few of the links but am still not sure ... what is that "thing" on the left of the photo which some people suggested was a doorway?

How did you manage to identify the location Hibee?  :)

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Re: Mystery (possibly Scottish) Town, 1940s
« Reply #34 on: Friday 17 February 17 15:57 GMT (UK) »
Somebody looked out old PCs of Porty, as it had been put up as a suggestion.

The "thing" seems to have been a garden wall, with a recessed gate.

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Re: Mystery Scottish Town, 1940s
« Reply #35 on: Friday 17 February 17 16:40 GMT (UK) »
It's not a very good photo to have been taken by a street photographer

My thought too when I 1st saw the pic & my reasoning is that the subjects are walking rather than posing?

I think the tall structures (thought to be lamp-posts) are too high/tall to be so?

I think the wall on the left with the 'cut out' bit is not for general use as it's too narrow but may be a view point possibly to a River or Railway below?

I also think the sign which Trishanne thinks may be 'Star' could in fact be a Street/Lane name & my reasoning is that the rest of the signs on the 'Cafe' are symmetrical but this one seems to be too far too the left....just my thought?

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Street photographers took casual shots of people walking around tourist areas and they weren't necessarily posed for. Here is one of mine.
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