Glasgow Daily Photo

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Archive for June, 2009


Posted by Jackie on June 30, 2009


One of the suggestions for the July theme day was “statues”. As it turns out, that wasn’t chosen as the theme in the end (tune in tomorrow to find out what was!), but before the decision was made I took this picture just in case, and I liked it so thought I would use it anyway. This is in George Square, looking up at Sir Walter Scott on his column and, er, I can’t remember who the other guy is! Will check that out next time I’m passing!

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Glasgow glass

Posted by Jackie on June 29, 2009


These are a few of the 13 pictures of famous Glasgow glass features currently adorning the outside of Lansdowne Parish Church on Great Western Road.

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Where is our blogger?

Posted by Jackie on June 28, 2009

Please read this post in place of a photo today.

The photo I was going to publish today (and did briefly, until I became aware of this campaign) will be shown later in the week. For today, and the days ahead, this is more important.

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Posted by Jackie on June 27, 2009


This is also taken from the Kibble Palace. I love that whatever the weather (or probably more accurate for here, Weather-with-a-capital-W), even in Glasgow there is a touch of the tropical.

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Posted by Jackie on June 26, 2009


Katya is currently showing photos from the Botanic Gardens in Buffalo, and a lot of her glasshouse ones are reminding me of Glasgow’s Botanics. So here’s a picture from the Kibble Palace glasshouse to accompany the photos from the other side of the Pond. 🙂

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Posted by Jackie on June 25, 2009


This is a close-up from the new footbridge, showing the curves that really aren’t that noticeable when you look at it head-on.

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New Bridge

Posted by Jackie on June 24, 2009


This is Glasgow’s newest and shiniest bridge over the river Clyde, opened just over a month ago. I’m not sure what it’s called (I’ve seen someone on flickr refer to it as “Squiggly”, in keeping with the second-newest bridge the Squinty a little way up the river which has featured here plenty of times before). I’ll show a closer view tomorrow.

The yellow things in the foreground are from the ladders at the lifebelt stations which are dotted along the river in case someone gets into difficulty.

Please take the time to visit Tehran 24 (previously Portland Daily Photo, and currently being used to distribute photos and information as it is not yet blocked by the Iranian authorities). A City Daily Photo blogger from Tehran has been missing since Saturday, his family are concerned he has been arrested for taking photos at the recent demonstrations.

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Posted by Jackie on June 23, 2009


This statue is in the Winter Gardens, by the People’s Palace. I can’t for the life of me remember what it depicts though – I’ve got Peter Pan in my head but I’m not convinced and am probably just making that up! Any locals help me out?

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The only way is up, baby!

Posted by Jackie on June 22, 2009


Here’s a detail from the up escalators at the Lighthouse (Glasgow’s centre for design and architecture).

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That coat of arms gets everywhere, part 379!

Posted by Jackie on June 21, 2009


Here it is again, St Mungo with the bell, fish, tree and bird, this time on a lamppost just outside the entrance to the Botanic Gardens.

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