Archive for November, 2009
Posted by Jackie on November 30, 2009
Yesterday I dragged my poor long-suffering husband out for a bracing walk round Queen’s Park, to make the most of the lack of rain. The sky was a lovely blue and pink, and I loved the light as it fell onto the spire of Queens Park Baptist Church.
Don’t let the sun and blue sky fool you though. It is COLD!
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Posted by Jackie on November 27, 2009
This is Glasgow Cathedral, with the Museum of Religious Life on the left hand side. The lamps with what look like white crescents are actually showing the Glasgow coat of arms (the white crescents are the fish).
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Posted by Jackie on November 25, 2009
Not far from the old bridge is this clock tower – I’m afraid I don’t know anything about it so can’t say anything learned about it! It reminds me of the Tollbooth Steeple on nearby Trongate – the colour of both the stone and the clock are the same.
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Posted by Jackie on November 24, 2009
A final picture for now of the old bridge, which I gather from one of the comments on a previous post is still used to carry freight (though I wasn’t aware of this – you can see how overgrown the bridge has got so I was surprised that anything is still able to move along the tracks!). This picture was taken mid-morning – I just happened to get the right angle at the right time.
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Posted by Jackie on November 23, 2009
This is the previous bridge, reflected in an unfeasibly calm river Clyde. I don’t think I’d ever seen it so calm.
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Posted by Jackie on November 20, 2009
This old and now defunct bridge is over the River Clyde as it heads towards the east end of the city. I loved the old ironwork, they don’t make them like they used to.
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Posted by Jackie on November 19, 2009
OK, hands up who will have that song in their head all day now? Sorry about that 😉
This banana plant is in the glasshouse in Queen’s Park. You can’t really tell from this, but those leaves were absolutely enormous.
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Posted by Jackie on November 15, 2009
Another old photo – it’s been 2 weeks since I left the university and started my job in a less aesthetically beautiful part of the city, and it feels like forever ago. So I am posting this as much for nostalgic purposes as anything else. (I’m worried I’ve shown this photo before, but if I did it was ages ago). The sky hasn’t been this colour for a while!
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Posted by Jackie on November 14, 2009
This isn’t actually stained glass, it’s just a representation of some stained glass at the Burrell Collection. Every time I look at the top piece the thing on the right looks like a giant frog to me. I’m sure it’s really something much more sensible.
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Posted by Jackie on November 13, 2009
I haven’t shown a picture from the Burrell Collection for a while. One thing I really like about the building is the way they use natural light there.
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