Bob Law: Gardens of Eden
Walks and Photography Glasgow Parks
During our long year of Covid 19 local parks have been more important than ever to escape into especially for people/families without a decent sized garden or those living in flats or tenements.
At the moment, in May 2021, many are at their best with tulips, bluebells, azaleas and rhododendrons providing a riot of colour in the borders.
Either on foot or reached by bus, train or car they provide a welcome outlet and green oasis that their Victorian developers can never have fully imagined in their wildest dreams when they were surrounded by blackened tenements and numerous factory chimneys belching out smoke and grime.
Trees planted as young saplings, in period photos of the time, during the early 1900s, in bare open landscapes are now fully mature, both in girth and height. A lush thick canopy of leaves to walk under every summer.
Sometimes taken for granted in the carefree past when we could travel further afield they have gained new value recently as a vital community resource, helping to combat the effects of, isolation, loneliness and depression by just being available for everyone.
Hopefully this will ensure their continued existence and importance to our daily lives as some have been subject to cutbacks- several well known and much loved park glasshouses in recent years left to rot in a sad state of disrepair.
Parks are a cherished part of any town or city, for locals and tourists alike, not only to improve air quality, mental health and enjoyment, but also as a place for wildlife to thrive in the quieter sections and as a repository for plants and trees gathered from every corner of the globe.
Long may they continue to thrive and be looked after properly.
24 May, 2021
This section: Bob Law: photographer, walker and writer, Walks in Glasgow
- Under One Roof – Taking Care of Your Tenement
- Moments Of Beauty In Glasgow: Walking Tour
- Bob Law: Walk and Photography – Greenock and Gourock Circular
- Bob Law’s Blog: The Knock: A Small Hill Above Largs
- Bob Law’s Blog: Photography and Walks – David Livingstone Centre and River Clyde Walk
- Peter Mortimer – Healthy Historical Walk, Glasgow Green
- Bob Law’s Walks and Photography: Silverburn to Barrhead
- Wully Davidson Bus Pass Rambles: Kerrera
- Wully Davidson: Kerrera Misadventure
- Bob Law’s Blog: Cuningar Loop and The River Clyde Walkway.
- Bob Law’s Blog: Crookston Castle and Pollok – walking and photography
- Bob Law: The Beauty of Renfrewshire
- Bob Law’s Blog: Isle of Bute – walking and cycling
- Bob Law’s Blog: A Cold Snap
- Bob Law’s Blog: An Appreciation of Autumn
- Glasgow Open Door Days 2022 – The Barras Trail
- Bob Law’s Blog: Wood Carving Artworks
- Bob Law’s Blog: The Wonders of Arran
- A Musical Walking Tour of John Maclean’s Pollokshaws
- Bob Law’s Blog: Glamaig, Isle of Skye