Glasgow Daily Photo

A photo a day from Scotland’s biggest city.

Archive for July, 2008

Slightly scary

Posted by Jackie on July 31, 2008

I’m getting a bit short of photos (will need to get out and about this week to replenish the supplies!) so here’s one from the archive – this is a close up of a figure in the walkway of the St Nicholas Garden at the back of Provand’s Lordship. I don’t think I’d want to get on his wrong side.

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Glasgow: Scotland with Style

Posted by Jackie on July 30, 2008

Thanks to everyone who left comments while I was away – I’m glad you liked the pictures. I’ll get round to making return visits this week sometime! I got back to Glasgow last night, after a (very warm and sunny) weekend at a festival doon sooth. I’m missing blue skies already – the weather is rubbish!

One of Glasgow’s current mottos is “Glasgow: Scotland with Style”, which features on a lot of literature and ads and general PR. This picture was taken in George Square – sadly the backdrop with all that scaffolding isn’t very stylish!

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Heading home

Posted by Jackie on July 29, 2008

This is a Glasgow view I really like. The platform at Central Station, looking south. I know once I see this I’m not far from home 🙂

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Charing Cross (6)

Posted by Jackie on July 28, 2008

The office (from yesterday) from the other side (taken from the footbridge). I suppose they’ve made the best of a less-than-ideal location!

I should be back from tomorrow to answer comments 🙂

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Charing Cross (5)

Posted by Jackie on July 27, 2008

South of the footbridge is this very odd (to me) office building, which is a bridge over the motorway (you can see the underpass just below the office). It is so noisy here that I can’t imagine having to work above the motorway all day.

I’m away for a few days, but magic photos should still appear.

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Charing Cross (4)

Posted by Jackie on July 26, 2008

Turning round just a bit from yesterday’s photo shows really well what yesterday’s photo just hinted at. One thing that really surprised me when I came to Glasgow was the fact that the motorway goes right through the city, rather than skirting the outskirts like with most cities. The M8 (which starts just west of Edinburgh and then heads west past Glasgow) skirts the north and west of the city centre.

I’m away for a few days, but magic pictures should still appear.

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Charing Cross (3)

Posted by Jackie on July 25, 2008

This picture is taken from the footbridge in yesterday’s picture, looking west (you can just see the red sandstone building on the left of yesterday’s picture). The road to the left is Woodlands Road, and it leads to the University, so it is very familiar to me as that is the route my bus takes to work.

I’m away for a few days but magic pictures should still appear.

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Charing Cross (2)

Posted by Jackie on July 24, 2008

There’s something about this picture that really says “Glasgow” to me. Beauty, tower blocks, red sandstone – it’s old, new, concrete and nature all in the one place. Oh, and grey skies too! This is just to the left of yesterday’s picture, looking north.

I’m away for a few days from today, but magic pictures will still appear. I should be back to answer comments from Tuesday.

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Charing Cross (1)

Posted by Jackie on July 23, 2008

For the next few days I’m going to show a series of photos from the Charing Cross area – just north of the Mitchell Library from yesterday. This (now unused) water fountain and clock was built in 1896 from public subscriptions. Beyond it is Sauchiehall Street, one of Glasgow’s main shopping streets – the white building you can see is the Beresford Building which I featured here a few months ago, and which I think Gerald lived in when it was a student hall of residence and he was a student (a couple of years back, I think 😉 ).

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Arte y Pico award

Posted by Jackie on July 22, 2008

Last week Marley from Cheltenham Daily Photo gave me an Arte y Pico Award. Thank you very much!

I’ve spent a few days, partly thinking about who to pass it on to, and mostly thinking about how the hell to show the pretty award in the sidebar (as you can see I still haven’t figured that bit out!). You can go to Cheltenham Daily Photo and see it there, and I put a link in my blogroll to the picture until I figure out how to do it properly. Anyway, my five choices for this award are:

Ramsey Daily Photo by Babooshka – excellent photos, top photography tips and lots of history.

Lisbon Daily Photo by Maria Joao – fabulous photos, and perfectly captures a wonderful city (yes I have been there!).

Life in the Bristolwood by Katya – a regular commenter here, fantastic wildlife and shots from a beautiful part of the world by the looks of things (and check out the Scottie biscuits on the July 21st entry – how cool are they?!).

This will hurt me by Kris – photos, sarcasm, armchair philosophy AND posts about Elmo from Sesame Street, what more could you possibly want from a blog?

Фотографоманство by Ak-Bara – black and white photos from Belarus (mainly Minsk), minimal text (and what text there is is in Russian, mostly) – but what fantastic photos. This blog has won serious blog awards, and deservedly so.

I know that not everyone will wish to pass this award on. That’s OK by me. If you do, here are the rules:

1. You have to pick five blogs that you consider ‘deserving of this award for their creativity, design, interesting material and which contributes to the blogging community, no matter what language they are in.’
2. Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his/her blog to be visited by everyone.
3. Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given him/her the award itself.
4. The award winner and the one who has given the prize has to show the Arte y Pico blog so that everyone will know the origin of the award.
5. Each award winner has to post these rules.

Just copy and paste the rules above. Copy, save, and paste the Arte y Pico award on Cheltenham Daily Photo (unless I can figure out how to do it here!!!) and pick your deserving five!

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