Jim's Glasgow West End Photo Diary: August 2003

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24th August 2003

Photo: Tenement window box.

I will leave this weeks photographs to speak for themselves.

In passing however, I should mention that my photography exhibition is on until the 30th August in Hillhead Library on Byres Road. If you haven't checked it out yet I urge you to do so.

Photo: Mews cottages.

Photo: Flats on Byres Road.

Photo: Bloody Mary.

Photo: Bloody Mary.

14th August

Starting a bit late with the photo diary this month - there has been too much going on lately - it has been difficult for me to concentrate on getting the photos up on the web. The first thing I must do is thank everyone who came along to the preview of my West End Photography exhibition in Hillhead Libary, a week past Monday. I really enjoyed meeting everyone, and was pleased that there was such a positive reaction to the photographs. Special thank to those who purchased photographs - I'm sure they will look great on your wall. :-)

The exhibition is on until the end of August, so if you have not already seen it, be sure to check it out. If you are a Westender you should find it interesting - because you will recognise the scenes. If you are a tourist, you will see that the West End really is a beautiful place.

The first photographs on this months diary are from my working trip over to Brussels a few weeks ago. I had been there before but it was such a rush that I hardly got beyond the train station, and didn't see anything of note. This trip I had a little more time and it helped that I walked everywhere instead of taking the train - so I saw a lot more.

Photo: Brussels shops.

Photo: Brussels.

Photo: Brussels.

Photo: Brussels streetscene.

Photo: Brussels.

Photo: Ryanair plane.

Here is the aeroplane that brought me back home to Glasgow. Nice weather that day - as you can see.

Photo: Burst water hydrant.

There was a bit of excitement in our street a few weeks ago when someone vandalised the fire hydrant. The local kids had enough time to get thoroughly soaked before the fire engine arrived to sort it out.


Photo: Burst water hydrant.

Photo: Burst water hydrant.

It wasn't at all easy to fix it - it was a two man job.


Very impressive collection of photographs. Takes me back many years Jim. I grew up in Knightswood then lived at 71 Partickhill Road before moving here to Ottawa, Ontario Canada in 1975 Thank you for sharing !!! James Dalziel Ottawa

Kuda of Siberia | Sat Oct 09 2004

Hi Sarah, thanks for the nice comments about the photographs. At the moment I have no plans to do another photography exhibition. But I never say never - so maybe once I have 'got over' the fact that it takes a lot of work and time to put an exhibition on - I'll think about another one. I certainly will take a some photos in the areas you suggest - keep visiting and you might see them. All the best, Jim

Jim Byrne | Tue Sep 09 2003

These photos are great Jim - I really enjoyed looking through them. I've realised I missed your exhibition at the library. Will you be doing another soon? The area where I live might be worth a walk and a few photies. Partickhill (Caird Drive;Partickhill Road; Banavie Road; Hayburn Crescent; Peel Street) - very green with lots of interesting nooks and crannies. Even though I've lived in the West End for years, I had never been there before I moved to Hayburn Cres 7 years ago. It's lovely, friendly neighbours and 2 minutes from Partick shops - what more could you ask for. All the best Sarah

Sarah Smith | Tue Sep 02 2003

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