I have to admit to having always been scared of Glasgow. As I grew up, I had heard many not so nice stories about the place. Less than ten years ago even, I still had an element of reserve as I drove through the city on route further north to 'the nice parts'.
Since then, I have seen snippets of interest coming from the city. The regeneration; the coming Commonwealth Games; the interesting design both old and new.
After a number of people had said I should visit, I felt it was time for a reappraisal. I had just such an opportunity at the weekend, and combined a trip to the Celtic Connections festival with a chance to see the city. Armed with my little G12 just for ease, I explored. Taking in The Merchant City, The Lighthouse, Argyll Arcade, Central Station, Riverside, the 'Smartie Tube', The Hydro, the 'Armadillo', the Riverside Museum and many places in between, it was such a tiny bit of the city.
I'm so glad! What a fascinating place for the style, architecture and design as well as finding the locals to be very friendly. Never again will I just associate Glasgow as the land of the Rab C Nesbitt types. I have a new view of the city which is much better. Here is a little taster of how I saw it:
(By clicking on the first image above, all of the images will come up as a slide show.)
Enjoy - I did!