Glasgow Daily Photo

A photo a day from Scotland’s biggest city.

Archive for June, 2010

Contrast

Posted by Jackie on June 17, 2010

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This is another one taken from Queen’s Park, the same day as yesterday’s picture. I was really pleased with this one.

[OK, that’s me back on my break now. I think photography opportunities are going to be few and far between over the next couple of months, my thesis is due in September and there are various other things going on so I’m going back in hiding and will hopefully emerge intact soon! Thanks for remembering me and coming to visit the blog again!]

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Bluebell carpet

Posted by Jackie on June 16, 2010

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Glasgow has a bit of a gritty image and reputation, but it has so much green space that you don’t have to go too far to find beauty. This is from Queen’s Park a few weeks ago. I was playing with my new camera, and although not all the pictures came out as I’d hoped, I was pleased with this one.

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Cafe Cossachok

Posted by Jackie on June 15, 2010

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Downstairs from the Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre at 103 Trongate is a lovely Russian cafe called Cafe Cossachok. I love the decoration of these pillars.

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Sharmanka

Posted by Jackie on June 14, 2010

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This is just one example of the handmade-from-scrap models in the Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre. The theatre’s wikipedia page says it’s like “Hieronymous Bosch meets Heath Robinson”. It made me think at the time “Tim Burton meets Banksy in a scrap yard, with lots of vodka”. Each model does its thing in turn, accompanied by a range of music from Russian drinking songs to Scottish folk music. It’s really fantastic!

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Shadowy

Posted by Jackie on June 13, 2010

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Yes I know the blog’s having a break, but I’m procrastinating, so what better excuse to put up a couple of new photos!

A couple of months ago I finally made it to one of Glasgow’s more bizarre attractions, the Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre. It was quite bonkers, but utterly wonderful – I’ll put up another couple of pictures over the next day or so. Well worth a visit.

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