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.
The Picture House in Anniesland lit up by the winter sun this morning.
The railing bridge across Great Western Road in Anniesland.
A good few weeks back - we went along to an exhibition of Alasdair Gray's paintings. The exhibition covered paintings from when he was a young boy - to some of his most recent work.
I am not an art critic - but I liked Alasdair's paintings - they are distinctly Alasdair - very human - very truthful - funny.
I like Alasdair as well. I've met him a few times - and made small talk - but I'm a little intimidated by the idea that he is a literary/art celebrity - so there is a feeling that because you have to make a decision just to say hello - and because I'd quite like to have a chat with him - it feels like an imposition.
The most impressive book I've ever read is Alasdair's 'Book of Prologues'. Seek it out - if you ever have time for a heavy read that pays you back for the effort.
Alasdair Gray and Pat.
On the way to the pictures - on a wet Glasgow night.
I parked the car - in that car park on Cowcaddens road - while Pat went ahead to get the tickets for the film.
Peter and Bruce setting up before the Ettrick Gig in Old Kilpatrick.