Posts Tagged With: Glasgow

Snowing

First snow of the year.  Hope it’s not the last.

 

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West end wander

So I never made it to yoga class last night (last this year), as I was out for lunch, and felt stuffed and bloated.
Bit gutted to miss it, but what a lunch 🙂

Had a wander round the Riverside museum and saw the 1966 Batmobile, which is visiting this month. My inner geek was well chuffed.

Also got some cool pics of the Art Galleries (where we had lunch) and Glasgow University as well.

Great wee day.

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Glasgow Art Galleries

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Glasgow University

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Nice weekend

The weather in the tropical paradise that is Glasgow, was, for a change, really nice.

On Saturday we headed to the Linn Park with Karen’s friend, and just relaxed in the sun for a while, before heading to the Old Smiddy (I still think it should be spelled “Olde”) for a lunch of 50 chicken wings, and a bowl of Dirty Chips (chips covered in BBQ sauce and bits of bacon).

Yesterday we headed to Bellahouston Park for some inline skating round the cycle track next to the sports centre. 10 laps on a really hot day was all we could manage. Fun to be skating again though.

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On Wednesday, it’s International Yoga Day, and there’s a mass yoga session taking place in George Square.
Depending on the weather, I might take part. Would be pretty cool.

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Weekend stuff

The brewery tour on Friday night was good fun.  Ryszard managed to turn up with literally 2 minutes to go before the tour started.
They have opened a new, much larger brewery on the same site, which will increase production significantly.  Really interesting tour, and the history of how the brewery started is pretty good.

After the tour there was the tasting.  Damn…….ah well, someone has to do it 🙂  Four beers were up for tasting, and they were all good, even the dark beer, which surprised me, as I’m not a fan of dark beers, preferring lighter session beers.

Tour over, and it would have been rude not to have a couple of pints before heading home.

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Update

We’ve had a friend over from Canada, and have been doing the touristy thing.  It’s kind of weird but fun seeing places you’ve become accustomed to, through the eyes of someone who’s experiencing them for the first time.

The result is we’ve got a load of photos, so once she leaves, I’ll take time to sort through them and get some uploaded.  This afternoon we’re off to do the tour of Central Station, before hitting a couple of micro breweries.

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Random image

Photo I took the other morning on the way to work.

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Last class photoshoot

So for the last photoshoot we headed to the Kibble Palace (Glasgow botanics).  The limitations of the bridge camera are starting to get more noticable, I’m just waiting for the DSLR I want to come back into stock (the camera is in, but the bundle I want is still out of stock)

 

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River Clyde at night

Another from the photography class.  The Squinty bridge (offically the Millenium Arc, but no-one in Glasgow calls it that) at night.

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Night time photo shoot

The photography class I’m taking, took to the streets of Glasgow last night as dusk fell, to have a go at using the cameras on full manual mode, and experimenting with the settings.
It was a great night, that made you look up and see the buildings of Glasgow as you’ve never seen them before.  There’s a lot of beautiful buildings with some really intricate work on them, but they’re so high up that people never usually see them.

Anyway, here’s a couple I took last night.  I’m pleasantly surprised.

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There’s an unwritten law that all statues in Glasgow MUST come complete with a seagull.

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I was waiting ages to see if the wind would pick up, but it didn’t.

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Toto in Glasgow

Last night went to see Toto at the Concert Hall in Glasgow.  Now while I’ve heard and liked the odd song over the years, they’ve always seemed a little rock-lite for my tastes, but my wife is a fan, and I knew she’d love seeing them live, so off we went.

Well, they may come across “rock-lite” on album, but they were totally blistering live.  I knew Steve Lukather was a good guitarist, but last night I discovered he’s actually an awesome guitarist.  It was a brilliant show.  Over two hours of classic rock, and of course, they had to finish with Africa 😀

I was pretty stunned to hear from the stage that this was the first time they’d ever been to Glasgow!

Anyway, I think last night turned me from casual appreciator to fully fledged fan.  Now, I’m nipping out to buy the new album (XIV)  catch you all later.

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