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Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’

Metal beauty

Posted by Jackie on December 29, 2009


I never tire of seeing the metal Christmas trees around the city centre – they have them in Buchanan Street, Argyle Street and outside the Gallery of Modern Art. After a while it gets to be a bit of a challenge taking a different shot, but I was quite pleased with this one (not monochrome, it just looks like it!).

In other news, happy anniversary to my beloved! 😀 I can’t believe we got married 2 years ago today, it’s gone so quickly. But it’s been 2 wonderful years – here’s to many more!

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Posted by Jackie on December 28, 2009



These guys are pretty well known buskers throughout Scotland, a band called Clanadonia. Their motto is “Keepin’ it Tribal” and they certainly do that! These guys are LOUD! Well worth stopping for if you see them hanging around (their tartan is quite distinctive), the chances are they’re just having a break before another set.

The first photo is without flash and gives a better idea of the movement and energy. The second one I took with flash so it was a bit clearer.

By the way, the giant bubble-like thing behind them? That’s an inflatable snow-globe, groups would pay to stand in it for a few minutes and create their own snowstorm scene. There were “No photography” signs up all round it, so I had to sneak it in in the background.

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Ribbons and bows

Posted by Jackie on December 27, 2009



Back to Buchanan Street, here are some of the lights.

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Boxing Day

Posted by Jackie on December 26, 2009


I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and are recovering today from the festivities.

I’ll have only sporadic internet access for a while as we go out and about, but magic photos are set up for the next week so nobody need miss their Glasgow photo fix 🙂

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Merry Christmas everyone!

Posted by Jackie on December 25, 2009


I wish all the readers of this blog a peaceful and happy and blessed Christmas. Thank you for visiting throughout the year and leaving so many positive and supportive comments.

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Santa’s on the way

Posted by Jackie on December 24, 2009


He’s nearly here. Of course the big question is whether you’ve been bad or good (be good, for goodness’ sake!).

Here are a couple of the reindeer at the foot of the George Square Christmas tree.

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Watching over the festivities

Posted by Jackie on December 23, 2009


Despite all the frivolity round about, the George Square lions at the war memorial remain as impassive as ever.

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Dinky tree lights

Posted by Jackie on December 22, 2009


Here’s another view of the City Chambers in George Square, I love the tree lights. The little marquee thing in the foreground houses the Nativity Scene – I did take a picture of the Nativity intending it to be my picture here for Christmas Day, but unfortunately because it is behind glass the lights reflected so much in it that it ended up being a not-very-good-at-all picture, so you’ll get something else instead. Anyway, it’s still 3 days to go – enjoy the dinky lights today 🙂

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Scott’s blingy pedestal

Posted by Jackie on December 21, 2009


Here’s another look at the Sir Walter Scott statue and its tasteful red stripy lights. I liked how there were quite a lot of Christmas trees in tubs around the square this year. Sneaking them into photos gave them even more Christmassy je ne sais quoi than usual! 😉

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Posted by Jackie on December 20, 2009


Even the fairground has all the same rides as last year. Last year I showed a photo that I was really proud of taken at night of this ride. Here it is during the day, still dizzying the punters. Back in the day I used to love this sort of thing. These days I’d be wanting to get off about 5 seconds after it started.

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