Jim's Glasgow West End Photo Diary: October 2003

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12th Octover 2003

Photo: Great Western Road.

I was asked by a friend the other day if I had been out taking 'autumn' photographs - and the truth is - I hadn't. So to rectify that particular failure on my part, yesterday morning I tried to capture on film, something of what was a crisp, cold, and bright, autumn morning.

The twin church spires on Great Western Road always provide a distinct West End image - the bright early morning sunshine just made it even more dramatic than usual.

Photo: Botanic Gardens Autumn.

And I had to take a walk through the Botanic Gardens; take note that there is no need to get there too early to be sure of a seat.

Photo: Autumn leaves.

Photo: Autumn leaves.

Photo: Sculpted roof.

This months mystery photograph is of somethign a little more modern than usual - it might be too easy - I'm not sure. Anyway the question is, where can this distinctive shape be found? Provide your answer by using the comment form at the bottom of this page. It's just a bit of fun, sorry not prizes - but you do get to feel smug and self-satisfied if you get it right. :-)

Photo: Athole Gardens street sign.

They don't make street signs like they used to. This carved sandstone sign for Athole Gardens is certainly more attractive than the modern plastic signs we know, and don't love.

Photo: Cast iron gate post.

Don't you just love a nice bit of cast-iron in the morning?

Photo: Tribeca restaurant.

The previous evening I had taken some photographs of Tribeca; the new restaurant on Dumbarton Road, near Partick Cross.

5th October 2003

Photo: University Avenue bus shelter.

I'm starting this months photo diary with a slightly surreal theme. On some days I wander around West End and I don't feel like taking any photographs. Other times, like this morning - everything I look at looks like a photograph - even the bus shelters; I spotted this one on University Avenue.

Photo: Hunterian Gallery roof.

I think this is the roof of the Glasgow University Library - or it might be the roof of the Hunterian Art Gallery. They are right next to each other; maybe it is a bit of both.

Photo: Stange brick wall.

The strange little wall on the side of a Great George St Town House has always intrigued me; who built it, what's it for?

Photo: Concrete wall.

There are days when even concrete looks photogenic.

Photo: Bonhams bar.

I see Bonhams on Byres Road has a nice new shiny sign.

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