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Archive for March, 2009

University view

Posted by Jackie on March 31, 2009

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This photo shows (L-R) the library (concrete monstrosity), Round Reading Room, the Hub (the green and blue squared building – it’s a new student services building), and the Wellington church. No sign of leaf buds yet on the trees (I took this picture just last week), but hopefully they’ll be emerging soon.

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Phone home

Posted by Jackie on March 30, 2009

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These phone boxes are in the grounds of Glasgow University main building – I loved the red against the blue sky.

In other news my laptop isn’t too happy (or more precisely the power supply isn’t) so although I’ll sneak in to post photos while I’m at work so there will still be a daily photo here, I won’t be online so much to comment elsewhere till the new power pack arrives. I’m sure this is probably a sign that I need to get a life 😀

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Spring colour

Posted by Jackie on March 29, 2009

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A bit of colour after the last two B&W shots – these lovely narcissi brightened up University Gardens, just outside the English Lit department.

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University chapel (4)

Posted by Jackie on March 28, 2009

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The final shot from the chapel is looking back towards the altar (which featured in the first picture).

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University chapel (3)

Posted by Jackie on March 27, 2009

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Looking the other way from the altar this gives a bit more of an idea of the size of the chapel. The B&W is just an experiment but I quite like the effect.

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University chapel (2)

Posted by Jackie on March 26, 2009

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Although most of the stained glass windows in the chapel are what you might expect, these modern ones caught my eye, I like them a lot. To me it looks like wheat sheaves tied in the middle, and I can see birds and dragonflies as well. (I’ve no idea if that’s what you’re meant to see – it’s probably meant to be something completely different!) What can you see here?

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University chapel (1)

Posted by Jackie on March 25, 2009

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A couple of weeks ago, when work was doing my head in a bit, I left the office and went and sat in the university chapel – I just needed to be quiet and order my thoughts a bit and get away from the hustle and bustle of the office (particularly the mess on my desk!). While I was there, as it was very bright and airy in there I also took a handful of photos, which I’ll put up here over the next few days. I was pleased with how this one came out, I like the light. I’ll definitely come back here too – I felt calmer and more ‘grounded’ almost as soon as I walked in there.

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Three Squares Gyratory

Posted by Jackie on March 24, 2009

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This sculpture, created in 1972 by George Rickey, is called “Three Squares Gyratory”. The three squares move round and rotate in the wind, it’s really quite eery! I’ve shown this before, ages ago, but I think this is a better photo than the last one I showed.

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Cloisters again

Posted by Jackie on March 23, 2009

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I’ve showed the Glasgow University cloisters before, here they are from another angle. The slightest amount of sunlight and the outside quadrangles get bleached out, unfortunately. I wish I was a good artist, I’d try painting it instead (I do dabble, but pretty much the only things I can do are landscapes and gardens. Whenever I’ve tried drawing buildings it looks like it’s been done by a 5-year-old, so I’ll stick to the camera for now!).

I’m in London today, back very late tonight – thanks for any comments! 🙂

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Day Tripping (7) – Loch Lomond from Balloch

Posted by Jackie on March 22, 2009

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This is the southern end of Loch Lomond, taken from Balloch which is right on the southern tip.

I’m down south for a couple of days, catching up with some London haunts and then a study day. Back soon to respond to comments and stuff 🙂

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