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Posts Tagged ‘statue’

Wellington again

Posted by Jackie on January 18, 2010


Here’s Wellington’s statue in its entirety – I thought he looked rather good with a sprinkling of snow. The building behind him with the fancy columns is the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA).

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Woolly hat

Posted by Jackie on January 17, 2010


In a refreshing change from his usual traffic cone headgear, last weekend Wellington was sporting a much more appropriate scarf and bobble hat.

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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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Better to die on your feet than live forever on your knees

Posted by Jackie on November 2, 2009


This photo is of the statue commemorating all those who went and fought (and died) in the Spanish Civil War. It is on the Clyde walkway, between the railway bridge and the footbridge I was showing earlier last week. The quote above is at the foot of the statue, which is called ‘La Pasionaria’ and is of Dolores Ibarurri, a heroine of the anti-fascist movement in Spain. It was made by Arthur Dooley of Liverpool and had quite a controversial and troubled history (there are some details here). The plaque underneath the statue reads:

The City of Glasgow and the British Labour Movement pay tribute to the courage of those men and women who went to Spain to fight fascism 1936-39. 2,100 volunteers went from Britain, 534 were killed, 65 of whom came from Glasgow.

In other news, today is this blog’s 2nd birthday! It is also the first day of my new job, and so as good a time as any to think about what to do with the blog. My job involves a lot of home visiting, and is, it has to be said, not in the most photogenic part of the city, and so it will be very inappropriate for me to carry a camera around. In the evenings I will be working on my PhD, which is still (still!) being written up, so I’m not going to have a ton of time for photography, and so I’m probably going to slow down a bit on the blog. I’ve still got some old photos from the last few years that I could use, but not loads, so probably will run out reasonably soon. I don’t want to stop the blog completely, but it will become considerably more “occasional” than “daily” in the coming weeks. My other daily photo blog (Sibiu) still has enough photos to probably last till the end of the year, but that always was going to be limited as I’ve not been back there for a couple of years now.

I’m thinking when life is a bit less manic, some time next year, I might start another photography blog, that’s a bit less location-specific, but I think I’ll need a break. Well, and a camera as well, as mine broke a while back and I’ve been using my husband’s for the last couple of months. We’ll see how it goes. For now though hopefully I’ll keep this one daily for a couple more weeks before slowing down a bit. Thanks for all the visits and comments though, I do read every one and really appreciate them 🙂

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More Glasgow headgear

Posted by Jackie on July 16, 2009


Just to show that Wellington’s statue in front of the Gallery of Modern Art isn’t the only statue to be graced with Glasgow headgear, here’s one of the statues on the bridge over the river Kelvin near the Kelvingrove Museum.

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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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Burrell Statue

Posted by Jackie on April 9, 2009


Another archive photo here, this is one of the statues in the ancient Greece exhibition at the Burrell Collection. If I remember correctly, the style of the clothes indicate this woman was very rich.

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