It’s over three weeks since we moved house and we’re still in a guddle (mess) mainly because of the books, we just don’t have enough space for them all and I’ve tried weeding some out but it doesn’t make much difference to the piles. Anyway, you might know that we went over to the west of Scotland at Easter, we were in Glasgow for one night only!
The area we visited is the most recent part of the city to have been spruced up and I couldn’t help wondering what my parents would have thought of it all. I think they would have liked it, the people in Glasgow have always been keen on modernity, in fact my dad was one of those people who had broken up a Georgian sideboard for firewood in the 1950s, but I suppose nobody wanted them then and he wouldn’t have been the only person doing things like that.
Dad was a fruiterer and florist and his shop was very close to where I took these photos, in Finnieston, but his shop was flattened in the 1960s in another phase of Glasgow’s constant modernisation.
Unfortunately flickr has changed the way you can embed photos. As a result they now appear smaller. Click on each one to get the full size. (You’ll have to click back to get back to the blog post though.) Why do websites keep changing things for no good reason?
The above photo is of the BBC Scotland building.
In the foreground below is a footbridge (Bell’s Bridge) over the River Clyde. The building behind it is where the convention Jack was attending was held.
The photo below is of the Clyde Arc bridge, commonly known as the Squinty Bridge.
The next photo is of the Riverside Museum of Transport. As you can see it’s a very unusual building but inside it has some great exhibits (I’ll show you those photos tomorrow) the museum was named the European Museum of 2013.
You can go and look around the tall ship which is anchored outside the museum, it’s the Glenlee. For some reason this photo is full size!
Next is the Riverside Museum, looking west along the River Clyde.
The photo below is looking east towards the city centre.
It always amazes me that so few tourists ever think of visiting Glasgow. Edinburgh is always the destination for travellers, whether they’re in Britain or from abroad, and believe me, if you’ve only visited Edinburgh then you aren’t really getting the Scottish experience at all. Edinburgh is teeny compared with Glasgow and is so staid and dour. But Glasgow is just jumping with atmosphere.
Luckily lots of new people will find out for themselves when the Commonwealth Games take place there later this year. I think I can safely say that they’ll be fab!