View over Glasgow from Glasgow Tower

Looking out of the window this morning the rain was still coming down, but I had made the decision last night to take the train to Glasgow. After waiting over a week for the sun to come out, today was the day for the good weather. Getting the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow takes just under an hour and arrives right in the centre. I took the sight-seeing bus tour around the city, getting off by the River Clyde to take photographs of the area around the famous “Armadillo building”. Coming across a modern tower over 100 metres high, I decided it must have good views from the top and the picture above shows the view.

Glasgow Tower is a free-standing tower built in 2001, costing £10 million. It is currently the largest building in Scotland and the largest building in the world which can turn 360 degrees from the ground up. It turns to the wind, being shaped like the wing of an aircraft, the tower turns to face the wind, thus reducing wind resistance. Luckily for me it was a beautiful day and the tower was facing the city centre. You will be sure to read and see more photography taken from today over the coming days and weeks.

Sadly, tomorrow morning I am leaving my base in Edinburgh and travelling south west. I am not sure where I am travelling to exactly (it depends on the weather and photography) but I am 99% certain I won’t have internet access for the next 24 – 48 hours, so this might be my last post for a couple of days. But I will be sure to update on the next few days photography when I do finally get back home to Manchester (probably on Wednesday).

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