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Archive for December, 2007

Thank you and Good Night

Posted by Jackie on December 31, 2007

The former Odeon Cinema on Renfield Street closed nearly 2 years ago, and has been empty ever since. I guess it just couldn’t compete with the large multiplex cinemas that have appeared – there’s one literally just up the road, and another on the south side of the city. I wonder what will happen to the building? Near where I used to live in London a cinema which closed down was turned into fancy flats. As this is more of a city centre venue than that was, I wouldn’t be surprised if eventually this one gets turned into office space.

I’m away until 12th January on my honeymoon, so I’m taking a short break from blogging till then. Thanks so much for visiting, I’ve really enjoyed my first two months as part of the City Daily Photo Blog community, and I look forward to catching up with everyone in the New Year.

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George Square and City Chambers

Posted by Jackie on December 30, 2007

We’re back at George Square for another view of the lights – I’ve included this one as it also shows the City Chambers lit up – as you can see it’s pretty impressive. I took the photo a few weeks ago before the Christmas tree and funfair had been put up – if you stood in this position now you wouldn’t be able to see much of the City Chambers.

I’m away until 12th January – photos will appear till 31st Dec, and then I’ll take a short break from blogging till the 12th. Thanks for visiting, and I look forward to catching up with everyone in the New Year.

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St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral

Posted by Jackie on December 29, 2007

Glasgow is blessed with a number of fine cathedrals. The one that is commonly known as “The Cathedral” is the cathedral of the Church of Scotland, which is the established church this side of the border. St Mary’s here, on Great Western Road, is the Episcopal Cathedral – as I’m a member of the Scottish Episcopal Church I thought I’d show you my lot first! 😉 The Scottish Episcopal Church is a denomination of the Anglican Church, so it is in communion with the Church of England. Clergy of the church do sometimes get a bit annoyed at it being referred to as “the English church” – it is still a distinctly Scottish denomination.

Now, can you keep a secret? I said I would tell you today why I’m away. Well, today is my wedding day 😀 which is why my blogging here will be a bit erratic for a couple of weeks. Photos will appear (thanks to the wonders of modern technology) till 31st Dec, and then I’ll take a short break from blogging till the 12th. It’s a pretty good excuse though, you must admit!

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Queen’s Park – looking up

Posted by Jackie on December 28, 2007

I’ve often said that Glasgow is a great city for “looking up” – there’s all sorts of interesting architecture and features going on above head level! In Queen’s Park it was true as well – sadly we’ve not had lovely blue winter skies like this for the last couple of weeks, but hopefully they’ll return soon.

I’m away until 12th January (I’ll tell you why tomorrow!). Photos will appear till 31st Dec, and then I’ll take a short break from blogging till the 12th.

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Queen’s Park

Posted by Jackie on December 27, 2007

Here’s another part of Queen’s Park – the walk up to the flagpole, near where I took yesterday’s photo. The park really is a fantastic local green space – since moving here I’ve not had a garden, but with this park on my doorstep at least I get my fix of green regularly!

I’m away from today until 12th January (I’ll tell you why on Saturday!).  Photos will appear till 31st Dec, and then I’ll take a short break from blogging till the 12th.

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View from Queen’s Park

Posted by Jackie on December 26, 2007

I had really good intentions of going for a walk in Queen’s Park after Christmas dinner to walk off the vast amounts of pudding. Unfortunately Christmas dinner ended up starting much later than originally planned, and once we’d finished listening to the Radio 4 play and felt the food had gone down enough for a walk, it was dark! So here’s the next best thing – a view over the city from one of the higher points of the park, from a picture I took last winter.

To the left of the church the Sydney Opera House type building is the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC), and the arch to the right of the church is the top of the Squinty Bridge (featured a few days ago). Just above that and to the right is the University.

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Happy Christmas!

Posted by Jackie on December 25, 2007

Thank you for visiting Glasgow Daily Photo over the past couple of months, I’m really enjoying taking the pictures. Here’s another of the lovely Christmas trees in the centre of town – this is one of the ones outside the Gallery of Modern Art.

I wish all my blog visitors a very merry Christmas, wherever in the world you are! My best wishes for peace and joy for you all.

[I’ll still be posting pictures of Glasgow till the end of the year, then having a short break at the beginning of January.]

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even more Christmas lights

Posted by Jackie on December 24, 2007

I’m going back to Buchanan Street for another of the schoolkid-designed Christmas lights. I need to get back in the mood for Christmas after all that fog!

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University in the fog

Posted by Jackie on December 23, 2007

Of course, I couldn’t go to work on a foggy day like Thursday and not take a picture of the university looming through the mist.

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Kelvingrove in the fog

Posted by Jackie on December 22, 2007

While it was so foggy on Thursday I took a couple of other pictures near work too. This is a view of the Kelvingrove Museum, from Kelvingrove Park. I’m amazed the picture is clear and not blurry, I’m sure my hands were shaking it was so cold!

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