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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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Towering

Posted by Jackie on March 23, 2010

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Slightly to the left of yesterday’s picture, this one shows the view looking towards the Glasgow Tower, and just to its right the Science Centre and IMAX Cinema. To the right of that you might also be able to make out the BBC studios at Pacific Quay.

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There’s snow in them there hills

Posted by Jackie on March 22, 2010

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I was really pleased with the zoom lens to be able to capture several landmarks in one go *and* the hills in the background as well with such clarity. Landmarks you may recognise from previous photos here are (L-R) the SECC (Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, also known as the Armadillo), the Finnieston Crane, the top of the Clyde Arc (or Squinty Bridge), and the Main Building of Glasgow University.

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Looking north

Posted by Jackie on December 7, 2009

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This is the last of the pictures I took in Queen’s Park last weekend, looking down towards the park entrance, up Victoria Road towards the city centre, and then past the north of the city to the hills of the Campsie Fells beyond.

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Dusk

Posted by Jackie on December 6, 2009

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This is looking over towards the west of the city from Queen’s Park.

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Autumnal University

Posted by Jackie on September 3, 2009

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This was taken a couple of autumns ago, showing the university from Kelvingrove Park. I never get tired of this view.

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Day tripping (11) – Wallace Monument and view from Stirling Castle

Posted by Jackie on July 23, 2009

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This fantastic view east from Stirling Castle is looking towards the Wallace Monument (which is the column just above the centre of the picture). William Wallace was a Scottish landowner and patriot who led a resistance during the wars of Scottish independence. These days he’s better known as he was portrayed by Mel Gibson in the film “Braveheart” (a film not noted for its historical accuracies, but still very popular and winner of 5 Oscars).

I’m going to be without internet access for a few days, so will respond to comments and visit blogs next week when I’m back online.

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Looking east

Posted by Jackie on June 17, 2009

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This is the view from the top of Queen’s Park looking to the east end of the city, taken a few weeks ago. I really like the clouds, they remind me of the old-fashioned clouds on the TV weather maps!

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University and sky

Posted by Jackie on March 14, 2009

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Here’s another one taken from my trip to the Science Centre in October (hence the trees still having some leaves!). This is the view over the Clyde from the inside of the Centre, towards Glasgow University and the Pentland Hills beyond. I really love the light and the sky in this picture.

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Blast from the Past

Posted by Jackie on January 16, 2009

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Right, I’ve had enough of dark grey miserable days and cold wet stuff falling out of the sky. I’m putting this picture up to remind me what Glasgow looks like on days when it’s summer and sunny and there are leaves on the trees.

What’s with the title? Well, this view over the city from Queen’s Park will never be quite like this ever again. If you look at the picture on flickr (click on the picture here and it’ll take you there) I’ve added a note highlighting the Stirlingfauld Place flats. This was taken at the end of May last year, just a couple of weeks before Stirlingfauld Place was demolished (blast, gettit? Did you see what I did there?). Actually this was my original plan for a vantage point to watch the demolition, but sadly a couple of days after taking this there was the terrible murder in Queen’s Park and it was closed for a few weeks while the investigation took place. I haven’t been back to the park all that much since then, but when I do I think of Moira (I’m sure I’m not the only one) – she was English, just a couple of years older than me, and had moved to Glasgow just a few years ago, and by all accounts had settled well and really loved it here.

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