Christmas Lights, 2012

There’s not much to say about this gallery – we went wandering out a couple of weeks ago on a rainy night and started playing about with the reflections of the Christmas lights in the puddles. Simply put, I hope you like them. Check them out by clicking the preview …

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Merchant City, 28th July 2012

The Merchant City Festival ran from the 25th – 29th of July 2012. The Festival’s aim was to show exactly the Merchant City has to offer, not only in terms of restaurants, bars and cafes (although it does have many), but also its venues for cultural and artistic exhibitions. Over …

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Wellpark Brewery’s Latest Addition

I don’t normally post blogs without having some sort of structure to them. I normally know in advance the kind of things I’ll be taking pictures of and can plan the blog and gallery around that. However, sometimes you just see things that don’t need a long explanation, or don’t …

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Burrell’s Wonderful Collection

Sir William Burrell was born in Glasgow in July 1861, the third of nine children. After his father died, Burrell and his brothers ran the family shipping business. They were able to become very wealthy from their business practices, allowing Burrell time to begin piecing togther what would become his …

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St Mary’s Cathedral, Great Western Road

A gallery from St Mary’s Cathedral has been added. In 1825, St Mary’s Episcopal Chapel was opened in Renfield Street as more people flocked to the Episcopal tradition. Sir George Gilbert Scott, an architect at Glasgow University, was tasked with designing a new church situated on Great Western Road. The …

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The New Riverside Museum

The Riverside Museum is the new home for the majority of the exhibts from the Glasgow Museum of Transport. In 1964, the Glasgow Museum of Transport opened in Pollockshields, at an old tram depot. This remained the museum’s home until 1987, when it was moved to Kelvin Hall. In 2008, …

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Bloodhound SSC at the Riverside Museum

The Bloodhound SSC is a car designed to set the world land speed record at over 1,000 mph. A replica of the car was on display at Glasgow’s Riverside Museum between the 26th and 28th of April, 2012. In 2006, Lord Drayson, then the UK Minister of Science, met with …

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“Sacrilege” on the Green

Sacrilege is a large, inflatable version of Stonehenge. Sacrilege is an art piece by Jeremy Deller and opened Glasgow’s International Festival of Visual Arts. The inflatable piece is only in the city for the duration of the festival (20 April 2012 – 07 May 2012) and can be found on …

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An afternoon at the Botanic Gardens

Glasgow Botanic Gardens can be found at the junction of Great Western Road, Byres Road and Queen Margaret Drive. In 1816, Thomas Hopkirk, a professor at the University of Glasgow, founded a society of like-minded individuals with an interest in botany. The following year, the society was granted a Royal …

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A Wander Down Bath Street

Bath Street runs parallel to Sauchiehall Street and is home to a number of pubs and clubs. The street is so named after William Harley built hot and cold public baths in approximately 1810. The King’s Theatre stands toward the western end of the street, which opened in 1904.