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"The Pillars of Partick"
Frank McNab, 2009, acrylics on canvas.  61 x 46cm.

 The name 'Partick' is from Gaelic meaning bush or thicket. Partick Library is a beautiful building, but the two massive stone pillars guarding the entrance are extraordinary. Day after day they stand impassively while the noisy hustle of traffic and people pass by, but I believe they really exist in another place. A place of peace and stillness. Here, they just belong and do not need a function. The next time you are in Partick look at the pillars. You'll know where they really are...