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March 18th, 2005

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12:08 am - Buildings of Glasgow
So, I've been wandering around at lunchtimes, and sometimes I've stopped to take photos. I have to say, I'm appreciating the architecture of Glasgow more and more as I see more of it - there are some quite impressive buildings, and the red stone used in many of them is quite striking. It may seem an odd thing to say, but it feels a lot more European now. (I'm sure there's some sort of rambling commentary that goes here describing how some/many/most Brits don't think of themselves as European, but I'll leave it for some other day :-)

So, on to the photos. As always, click on the photo for a larger version.

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(9 touches | En garde !)


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Date:March 17th, 2005 04:27 pm (UTC)
Sweet, makes me wish I was back in bonnie Scotland. Oh well will have to make do with my Chris Bibby Glasgow prints in my lounge.
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Date:March 17th, 2005 04:50 pm (UTC)
Glasgow architecture is fab - I used to enjoy wandering around in my lunch hour when I worked there last winter.
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Date:March 17th, 2005 05:14 pm (UTC)
#6 reminds me of the building on the corner of Bourke and Collins for some reason (Empire Building? Something like that).

Glasgow doesn't look at all like my mental image, unsurprisingly. Very few places do. :_)

And that is seriously a wierdly shaped car.
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Date:March 17th, 2005 07:32 pm (UTC)
Great shots, I've always been an architechture slut.

And the car looks like it needs a brassier...

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Date:March 18th, 2005 01:02 am (UTC)
Excellent! I remember noticing the building reflection you've captured wonderfully in the top one, and wishing I had my camera.

And yes, that is a truly hideous car. Never mind the designer - why would anyone BUY one?
Date:March 18th, 2005 03:43 am (UTC)
Well more than one person, since I've seen one down here too ... (in a different colour)
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Date:March 18th, 2005 02:34 am (UTC)
If you're developing an eye for architecture, you should drop into Berlin before you're done. You'll be entertained.
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Date:March 18th, 2005 02:36 pm (UTC)
Of course being something is different from being influenced by something. I wouldn't call Australians British any more but they're clearly heavily influenced by a British heritage. In the same way the British have been much influenced by their near neighbours. I wonder if differing history makes for different influenced between Glasgow and London (for example)? Scotland did have a long association with France before unification with England so conceivably there could be a Frech influence to some of the older achitecture. Of course given the amount of development that occured after unification any such influence may well be overwhelmed and buried by English influences.
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Date:March 19th, 2005 12:56 am (UTC)

I must visit Glasgow again soon.


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