Taken from the view point at the top of the hill in Queen’s Park, this shows the Queen’s Park Church of Scotland in the foreground with the city centre in the background. I had actually parked my car just in front of this church, but you can’t see it for the trees. I think the main problem I have with this photo is the slice of green grass in the lower left corner of the picture. I could (and possibly should) have cropped it out, but its too late now.
This is the view from Queen’s Park just south of the centre of Glasgow looking in a North Easterly direction. Although this was my third or fourth visit to the famous Scottish city I hadn’t heard of Queen’s Park. This was going to be my first trip with the freedom of being able to drive myself around, so I asked for advice on where to go on my Facebook Page. Mark made the suggestion of Queen’s Park and this was the resulting image.
Little did I know at the time that Rangers Football Club were having such financial troubles. I decided to drive to both Celtic and Rangers football grounds. I ended up not getting a picture of the Celtic Ground as I couldn’t find a view point I liked. When I got to Ibrox this seemed like the best view point that I could find. Sadly when I did make it over to Glasgow the sky had clouded over. However the heavy black and white processing gives the photograph a nice moody feel.
My favourite building in Glasgow is the Gallery of Modern Art with the Duke of Wellington proudly sat on his horse in front of the entrance. It isn’t a very large art gallery, but at this time of the year it looks fantastic at dusk with the Christmas lights all around it. This time last year I went to Glasgow with the sole intention of getting a record of this building at dusk with these lights. Mission accomplished!
I have never been inside the City Chambers in Glasgow, but I do remember this lion and his twin sitting at the main entrance of this large Victorian building. It is home to Glasgow City Council and built between 1882 and 1888 by the architect William Young. The above photograph was taken at night and is lit by the lights on the building (not flash). I often find that with a strong, heavy tripod and the correct settings, statues seem to look better at night with artificial lighting.