I can’t believe I’ve managed over 300 days of daily photos – on the home stretch now!
I went for my usual Friday constitutional in Queen’s Park, this is the (very zoomed) view over to Whitelee Wind Farm on the horizon. This is the last Friday I’ll be able to do this for a while – if all goes to plan this time next week will be our first full day in our new home! 🙂
I was teaching on an OU tutorial after work yesterday evening, and walked past George Square on my way. I liked the colour of the sky behind the City Chambers. The usual blingy Christmas lights are already up, though it’ll be a few more weeks before they’re switched on. The tents in front of the City Chambers on the right are the Glasgow Occupy protest. Unfortunately this particular protest has made the headlines for all the wrong reasons: STV article.
I was feeling the need for a bit of colour. I really like these coasters.
Glasgow looked lovely from the park today, under a deep blue sky with the autumn colours. I’m really going to miss Queen’s Park when we move.
I’m pleased to see the dinky tree lights in Buchanan Street are back – hopefully this means the gorgeous lights around the Gallery of Modern Art will follow soon.
I’m really pleased with this picture. Zoomed-in view of the city from Queen’s Park.
Proof that miracles happen. 5 months on, the bonsai is still alive!
Making the most of the unseasonable weather – suspect it will be my last chance this year! Looks like the people down the road had the same idea.
This spire in amongst the tenements is quite a striking feature. The spire and front of the old church remain, but behind the front is a block of brand new flats in completely different materials, it looks strange, but not in a bad way. The story I heard was that the old church was bought by a developer who proceeded to make such a hash of building works that most of it had to be demolished and they only managed to salvage the front. I’m glad they managed that.
This weekend was Doors Open Day in Glasgow, so today we took a quick walk to New Victoria Gardens in Pollokshields, local allotments (though lots of the plotholders are also growing flowers). As usual with these things I got serious allotment envy – when we move one of the things we want to do is put our name down for an allotment (the house we’re hoping to buy doesn’t have a big enough garden to be able to support a veg plot). The gardens were lovely, a real oasis.
The plant displays in Buchanan Street are defying autumn, for now, and giving me some much-needed colour.
The centre of Glasgow (specifically George Square and surrounds) has been brought to a bit of a standstill this week and the next couple of weeks as Brangelina are in town – Brad Pitt is filming a zombie movie, “World War Z”, and George Square has been turned into Philadelphia for the duration. I took quite a few pictures this evening – there’s a set of them all on flickr here. Some buildings have been transformed (the court house is particularly effective) and the street signs added. There was quite a buzz around there, though the man himself was nowhere to be seen.
There’s been plenty of talk in the local media as to whether the film is “World War Zee” or “World War Zed”. And plenty of wits have already pointed out that if they wanted to film the zombie apocalypse they could have saved a lot of money and just filmed Sauchiehall Street on a Friday night.
This week the theme for the Gallery is Black and White. With the colour of the sky here after work I probably could have just taken any old picture in colour and it would have still fitted the theme. This is a (very zoomed) view of Glasgow University, taken from Queen’s Park this evening. I like this, two significant places for me in one picture.