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Archive for October, 2009

Under the bridge

Posted by Jackie on October 31, 2009


This was taken walking under yesterday’s railway bridge. I’d never noticed the pattern of the bricks round the arches before.

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Railway bridge

Posted by Jackie on October 30, 2009


This is the bridge that carries trains to and from Central Station. Standing underneath it on the walkway with a train going overhead is quite the deafening experience.

I only noticed very recently that the round structure (no idea what it’s called) has writing carved in it, but even when I enlarge the picture I can’t make out what it says. Some of the characters look Greek to me, but I could well be making that up!

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It’s colour, Jim, but not as we know it!

Posted by Jackie on October 29, 2009


Forgive the pun, I couldn’t resist! Again, this wasn’t a black and white shot, it’s just a particularly grey bit of Glasgow 🙂 I like the patterns and design on this bridge – nice and elegant and understated.

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Posted by Jackie on October 28, 2009


This is one end of the bridge I’ve been showing the last few days. I took a fair few pictures as I walked along this bit of the Clyde, so I’ll show some more over the next few days.

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Posted by Jackie on October 27, 2009


I struggled a bit with the exposure on this, but still quite like the results. This is the underside of yesterday’s footbridge.

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Grey sky thinking

Posted by Jackie on October 26, 2009


Here’s some more of those lovely Glasgow grey skies! This isn’t a monochrome picture (if you look very closely you’ll see the actual colour of the bridge), but it felt like a monochrome day. I thought I’d experiment a bit, I quite like this one. This is from one of the footbridges over the Clyde – at night it’s lit up red (I’ve shown it on here before) and looks totally different.

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Bright and dull

Posted by Jackie on October 25, 2009


I know I’ve shown a lot of photos of blue skies on this blog (generally because I’m more likely to take lots of pictures when the weather is good, and then I can show them when it’s too wet and miserable to take pictures). But it’s been distinctly grey lately. This was taken along the Clyde walkway – I liked the contrast between the bright orange and yellow of the rescue gear, the grey of the river, buildings and sky and the odd splodge of green and yellow from the trees. The building over the river, in front of the tower blocks, is Glasgow Sheriff Court.

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Ancient and modern

Posted by Jackie on October 24, 2009


Here’s some of the varied architecture you can find at the University of Glasgow along University Avenue. The glass building is the Wolfson Building, home of the medical school. You’re by now very familiar with the tower from the Main Building in the background. The building between the two I think houses the Botany Department (but I’m open to correction on that!).

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Shake your tail feather!

Posted by Jackie on October 23, 2009


Last Saturday in Sauchiehall Street there was a stall being manned by the RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds). This guy was handing out free bird seed to passers by, while the more sensibly dressed reps were hiding in the stall handing out leaflets and no doubt pretending they weren’t with the mad feathered guy.

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Autumn cathedral

Posted by Jackie on October 22, 2009


I was pleased with this one. The cathedral peering out from behind the autumn leaves is St Andrew’s, the Roman Catholic Cathedral which is on the banks of the River Clyde.

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