This purpose of this project is to commemorate and honor lost womyn's space--both ancient and modern. This can mean anything from lost women's colleges and schools, to lesbian bars and clubs. And everything sacred and profane in between.
Monday, October 1, 2012
Ladies Waiting Room (Glasgow, Scotland)
Ladies Waiting Room
Former Ladies Waiting Room - photographer: Joe Fox
Location: Below Clyde Street, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Opened/Closed: Mid-19th century to ?
From the Victorian era through the 1920s or so, it was not unusual in the slightest for women in the west to have separate public spaces in cafes, restaurants, or hotels. Railway stations also put aside waiting rooms for ladies.
This ladies waiting room in Glasgow, Scotland is now in ruins. But it is haunting to imagine the lives of the ladies who once huddled between these walls while awaiting their next train. Where were they going? What were they thinking? What did they say to one another? What smiles, confidences, secrets were exchanged?