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Ashton Lane

Ashton Lane, Empty, At Night

Just around the corner from the University, tucked away behind Byres Road, is a small cobblestone street. The above photo features a very uncommon view of Ashton Lane, empty, devoid of revellers. (If you’re looking to see Ashton Lane like this, try after midnight between Sunday and Monday.)

Ashton Lane is one of the foremost party streets in Glasgow, jam-packed with people in their finest party gear every Friday and Saturday evening, sunworshippers sipping cappuccinos on sunny days, students catching a few pints after classes, people dining at the Ubiquitous Chip or at any other the many other restaurants (2 for 1 gourmet burgers anyone?), and with people catching a movie at the Grosvenor Cinema (£2 for students on Tuesdays!).

You’ll notice that students tend to frequent Ashton Lane during the week and especially in the afternoons and early evenings, replaced for the evenings and especially the weekend’s party nights by a better dressed and thicker walleted group of people. A little cruel twist of humor: imagine drunken people on high heels trying to walk on wet cobblestones. Great entertainment!

You can get a bit of history about Ashton Lane on Wikipedia.

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