Here are some of the photographs I have taken while out and about in the West End of Glasgow - I hope you find them interesting. Click on the images to view larger versions. You are free to download and use for non-commercial purposes any of my photographs as long as you put a link to this site and give me credit for the photograph (Jim Byrne)
Some months the images are a mixture of photographs of the West End, photographs of Glasgow and photographs of Scotland.
Red tulips in a glass vase, on a glass table.
I took a wander along to Finnieston a few weekends ago - past the old sewage works. Curious architecture that hides the building's purpose?
Past the new flats - unsympathetically added to the tenements across from the Kelvingrove Art Gallery. This just doesn't work - though it is a typical example of the style of new buildings being glued to the side of old tenements - so someone must think this is good architecture. I have no problem with the architecture of this building and no problem with modern architectural styles - but both old styles and new styles suffer when they are plonked next to each other like this.
I assume this fallen tree outside Kelvingrove Art Gallery was a victim of the recent high winds.
I took a detour around the back of the Kelvin Hall.
And spotted this modern version of barbed wire - designed to stop potential pole shinners.
Walked onto Old Dumbarton Road - a once busy route - now truncated - though still an area with a bit of character.
The Stirling Castle Pub.
The Firebird. I assume that scooter is part of the Firebird decor?
Snaffle Bit on Sauchihall Street.
I used to work in Finnieston in the early 90s when it was a fairly run-down area. I'm amazed at the transformation over the last few years. Every second shop-front seems to house a new business - suggesting that the people now living in the area have money to spend. There also seems to be more restaurants - with cuisine from every part of the world - do local people to eat in them? It could be that no-one eats at home anymore.
The photo above is of 'The tree' - a local landmark; everything in Finnieston is located in reference to the tree. So you will always be 'across from the tree', 'just up from the tree' or 'next to the tree'.
Looking West,with the new flats and Tesco's on the left.