Ever wondered what it’s like to see a hospital disappear in front of your eyes?
A doctor has posted a ‘time-lapse’ video showing the former Western Infirmary doing just that.
Gill Paterson photographed the building at regular intervals over the course of the last three months.
The psychiatrist had a bird’s eye view of the site from her office at the nearby Douglas Inch Centre at Yorkhill.
She got into the habit of taking photos as the weeks passed – and as the building was slowly reduced by the demolition teams.
Gill posted the ‘time-lapse’ on Twitter as the building finally disappears.
It came at the end of her six-month secondment to the centre.
She said in another tweet: “Really started to notice the work speeding on in October and got into habit of photographing from my clinic room.
“It’s been a bit sad, thinking of all the things that must have happened there, but also hopeful for the future.”
The film comes just days after Glasgow photographer Martin Shields caused a stir with a ‘new’ view of the West End.
His picture featured on this site shows a clear view of Glasgow University’s Belltower that has opened up since the hospital was demolished.
— Gill Paterson (@DrGillPaterson) February 5, 2018
Film: courtesy of Dr Gill Paterson
The university has acquired the former hospital site and is in the process of building a new campus extension at Gilmorehill.
The first new building in the pipeline is a £40m Research Hub to meet the challenges energy demand and waste management and other issues.
Other buildings earmarked include a College of Arts, an Institute of Health and Wellbeing, the Adam Smith Business School and a School of Engineering.