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Archive for May, 2009

Walkway

Posted by Jackie on May 31, 2009

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I’ve shown an angled shot of this walkway before, but like the symmetry of this head-on view as well. It’s the walkway from the Conference Centre station to the SECC. As one of my flickr commenters noted, it’s amazing that such an ugly structure can be so photogenic.

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Iris

Posted by Jackie on May 30, 2009

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A couple of weeks ago I showed one of the Queen’s Park ponds with lots of leaves and said it’ll be a few weeks and it will look amazing with the irises. They are just starting to flower now, lots of buds but only a few of them had fully opened up. I took loads of pictures, this was the only decent one but hey, it was worth the rubbish ones to get this one 🙂

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Bruiser baby coot

Posted by Jackie on May 29, 2009

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Taken at the end of last week, this shows really well how big the two baby coots are getting – here’s one with a parent, they’re nearly as big as the adults now and right bruisers, but still covered in fluff. I’m assuming the ducks and swans haven’t bred this year, as there isn’t hide nor hair of ducklings or cygnets sadly.

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Southside Festival (4) – Taiko drumming

Posted by Jackie on May 28, 2009

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The last festival photo was taken at a workshop of Japanese Taiko drumming. Due to the slow shutter speed on my camera, it took several attempts to get a picture with both the drum and at least one stick in the picture (I have several pretty much identical photos of just the drum!).

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Southside Festival (3)

Posted by Jackie on May 27, 2009

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Strathclyde Fire & Rescue Service were also on hand at the festival. If you’ve ever wondered what the inside of a fire engine looks like, here you go!

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Southside Festival (2) – City sailing

Posted by Jackie on May 26, 2009

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One of the activities for the festival was some boating and canoeing on the larger pond. We got there before they’d got going, but I still managed to find things to snap 🙂 I liked the lines of the masts in this row of boats.

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Southside Festival (1)

Posted by Jackie on May 25, 2009

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I’m going to stay in Queen’s Park this week for photos, as it was the host for the second annual Southside Festival this weekend just gone. Last year (the first) I was away and so missed what was by all accounts a very successful festival. This year they made it bigger and have had a number of events (concerts, comedy etc) over the last month, and made the final Queen’s Park bit a weekend this year rather than just the day. The weather wasn’t brilliant – not wet at least, but it wasn’t warm – and I think this might have affected attendance a bit. Anyway, I’ll show you a few photos over the next few days. This one is looking down towards the main stage on Saturday – nobody was playing at this point, though a couple of former X-factor/Britain’s Got Talent finalists from last year were lined up (we didn’t hang around I’m afraid, it was too cold!).

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Zigzag sky

Posted by Jackie on May 24, 2009

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This was taken looking up at the top of the trees on the main walkway in Queen’s Park.

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Synagogue (2)

Posted by Jackie on May 23, 2009

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Here’s a view of the synagogue building. It’s opposite one church and round the corner from another. I’m glad there is the space for this place to co-exist with them.

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Synagogue (1)

Posted by Jackie on May 22, 2009

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This is a close-up of the writing above the door of the synagogue on Niddrie Road in the south side of the city, not far from Queen’s Park. I did once see someone coming out and locking up so I know it is sometimes used, but apart from that one time I’ve only ever been past when it’s been locked up so I’ve never seen inside it. I’ll show you a view of the outside tomorrow.

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