Glasgow Daily Photo

A photo a day from Scotland’s biggest city.

Archive for October, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Posted by Jackie on October 31, 2008

On Monday I spent the day in and around the Glasgow Science Centre, and I’ll show a number of those photos from next week. When I spotted Bony here climbing up the wall of the Science Centre I knew that it was the ideal Halloween photo. I’m honestly not sure why there’s a skeleton climbing up the wall of the Science Centre, but hey ho, here he is 🙂

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Blue sky

Posted by Jackie on October 30, 2008

This is looking up at a building on the corner of Argyle Street and Buchanan Street. I just loved the colour of that sky! The building is just shops and offices, nothing fantastic or particularly noteworthy, but is rather grand. I do like a lot of Glasgow’s architecture.

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Clockwork Orange

Posted by Jackie on October 29, 2008

Even though I have lived in Glasgow for 3 years now, I still have to suppress a giggle every time I see one of our tube (underground) trains. Having lived in London for several years before moving up here, I was used to tube trains. But Glasgow’s are so dinky! The tube just goes round and round in a circle, and we all call it the Clockwork Orange – because it’s dinky, like a toy train, and because well it’s orange.

This was taken at St Enoch station. Forgive the not very good quality, but I didn’t think the driver would appreciate me using flash.

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Going Underground

Posted by Jackie on October 28, 2008

Today’s picture is a rather bizarre sculpture-ish sort of thing I guess, it’s not a common structural thing so I presume it’s art but I don’t know who designed it or anything. It’s in the ticket hall of the tube (underground train) station at St Enoch.

Yesterday I met up with some friends from down south who are holidaying in Scotland and we had a brilliant time at one of Glasgow’s best sights. I’ve featured it on this blog before, but the weather was so good that I got tons of pictures I’m really pleased with. I’ll probably show some of them next week and keep the others for random other days. I think they’ll keep me going for a while, anyway 🙂

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Money well spent

Posted by Jackie on October 27, 2008

This is the sign that will greet you as you head to the domestic baggage reclaim section at Glasgow Airport. There’s one of those “Only in Scotland” stories behind this sign – which used to read “Scotland – the best small country in the world”. That strapline had been coined by the previous Labour-LibDem administration in Scotland, but when the SNP (Scottish National Party) won the election last year, they felt that referring to Scotland as a “small country” was demeaning so put out a consultation for an alternative. Several months, and I don’t want to think how much money paid to an ad agency or image consultant or whoever later, and this is what they came up with. Welcome to Scotland.

I am so in the wrong job.

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View west

Posted by Jackie on October 26, 2008

This is the view from the top of the Adam Smith Building, one of the teaching and office blocks of Glasgow University. The building in the foreground is Lilybank House, which houses (I think) the Department of Economic and Social History. The view is looking west, I love that you can see the hills beyond the city, and if you look closely just above the horizon on the left you can see an easyjet plane coming in to land at Glasgow Airport.

Don’t be fooled by the blue sky though. Within an hour of this picture being taken, the glass of the window was covered in raindrops and the sky was a dark, grim, mucky and very angry grey. A couple of hours later and a bit of blue sky was seen trying to emerge again (not too successfully). It really is all 4 seasons in one day here – several times a day.

[I’ve clearly had a senior moment, and tomorrow’s post appeared today as well as today’s.  I did the same thing with my Sibiu blog a couple of days ago.  I’ve hidden it for now, and it will reappear tomorrow!)]

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Arty autumn

Posted by Jackie on October 25, 2008

This was taken from almost the same spot as yesterday. I was sitting at the bus stop and looked up – this is what I saw. I suppose I could moan about the glass tops of bus stops never being cleaned, but I thought this looked rather nice.

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Autumn leaves

Posted by Jackie on October 24, 2008

I thought I’d better post some autumn pictures before all the leaves disappear. I took this picture just over a week ago, and probably nearly all of these leaves are history by now. These trees are on the Great Western Road. I liked the patterns of the trunks and branches in this picture.

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Sub Club

Posted by Jackie on October 23, 2008

The Sub Club is a club venue in the same building as the Classic Grand, which is a former cinema building now used for clubs and concerts. This logo continues round the corner too – I think it’s rather cute.

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Statue over the Kelvin

Posted by Jackie on October 22, 2008

This is a close up of one of the statues on the bridge over the River Kelvin (I’ve shown another one previously – there are (I think) 4 in all.

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