Glasgow Daily Photo

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Archive for June, 2008

Unexpected find

Posted by Jackie on June 20, 2008

Although I’ve lived here over 2 years, I only discovered this little glasshouse in Queen’s Park very recently. So over the next few days I’ll show you a few of the features. It’s really quite cute.

Perhaps I should rename this blog Queen’s Park Daily Photo 😉

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Lansdowne Parish Church

Posted by Jackie on June 19, 2008

Landsdowne Parish Church (which I can never spell, I hope I got it right this time!) is on Great Western Road, just down the road from St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral. It is a Church of Scotland church (which is why it is a parish church). Sadly, although the building is beautiful and impressive on the outside, as I understand it much of the interior is in very poor condition and the congregation have to meet in the church hall rather than in the main church building. There was something in the paper a year or so ago about it possibly going into partnership with an arts group to develop the church as a theatre space as well as a church space, but I haven’t heard if anything has come of that. Any locals know?

I’m back from my conference (which went well Fenix, thanks for asking 🙂 ). I’ll try and catch up with people soon.

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Lone iris

Posted by Jackie on June 18, 2008

The last of my lake shots (for now – I’ll no doubt be back!), this shows one of the few remaining irises – a few weeks ago the bank of the small lake is full of bright yellow irises, but they were all going past their best by the time I took my pictures. This one valiantly remained to give a bit of colour to the place.

I should be back tomorrow to respond to comments – hope you’ve enjoyed this little mini-series of lakeside shots 🙂

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Country view?

Posted by Jackie on June 17, 2008

This is actually a view of the smaller of Queen’s Park’s lakes. Just out of shot were a family of coots who were swimming far too fast for me to take a decent picture!

I’m back in a couple of days so can respond to comments and visit other blogs then. Hope you enjoy the pictures here in the meantime 🙂

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Narnia?

Posted by Jackie on June 16, 2008

Queen’s Park has two lakes, this one which is the larger one which is pretty much just water where the birds stretch their legs and have a good old swim (as well as fighting off the seagulls), and a smaller one to the side which has all the reeds and trees, and where the ducks, swans, coots and moorhens nest. I took this picture from a small mound overlooking the lake – although the flowers are pretty it was the remains of the lamp which caught my eye. It made me think of the Narnia stories, where for reasons I can’t remember now (it’s been a long time since I read them!) there’s an old-fashioned street-lamp in the middle of the forest.

I’ll be back to respond to comments in a few days’ time – hope you enjoy the pictures 🙂

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Amphitheatre

Posted by Jackie on June 15, 2008

I bet you didn’t know Glasgow had it’s own amphitheatre! Admittedly it’s a bit neglected and never used, and is a bit on the small side, but does make another interesting feature in Queen’s Park!

I’m heading back to Glasgow today and then am off almost immediately for a few days to a conference, so won’t be able to respond to comments till later in the week. By the wonders of modern technology though pictures should still appear every day 🙂

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More Queen’s Park flowers

Posted by Jackie on June 14, 2008

Thanks to the “Save Pollok Park” newsletter for the heads-up for this. Today at 10am there will be a walk around Queen’s Park, organised by local residents, to express sympathy for Moira Jones (the woman who was murdered here a couple of weeks ago) and her family. Sadly I’m not back to Glasgow till tomorrow, as I’d have liked to have taken part in this. But again, I’m glad that I can use this blog to advertise the event.

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In memoriam

Posted by Jackie on June 13, 2008

Today at 6pm in George Square there’s going to be a vigil, organised by the Glasgow Feminist Network, to commemorate the lives of the women who have been killed in Glasgow this year, the result of horrific violent attacks. As well as Moira Jones, who was the woman who was murdered in Queen’s Park a couple of weeks ago, Eleni Pachou was killed in the West End by someone robbing the restaurant where she worked, and last week 5 women were sexually assaulted in the space of an hour and a half in Glasgow.

I’m not in Glasgow so can’t attend, but wanted to highlight the event. This picture was taken in Queen’s Park, just a couple of days before Moira Jones’ murder.

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river rescue

Posted by Jackie on June 12, 2008

These life belts and bright yellow ladders are found all along the Clyde Walkway (or at least the bit of it that I’ve walked along). I guess they have to be that colour so that anyone in the river could see them and use them to get out. I’m sure they’re not as flimsy as they look really!

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Puddle

Posted by Jackie on June 11, 2008

This rather inocuous looking puddle is well-known to Glasgow University students. It is just up the road from the library, and every time it rains it instantly appears. If you are walking round the corner at the same time as a car is turning left here, a mucky shower is guaranteed.

Not that this is the voice of experience or anything (sigh).

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