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Old December 21st, 2012, 12:39 AM   #1
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Glasgow Scotland

Glasgow Scotland's big city, Edinburgh gets the tourists but Glasgow is miles better.Making my way up to the Highlands last week I stopped off in Glasgow for a few hours. I haven't been in years but I need to go back when I have more time as the place really is great
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MY second favorite building in the city is the beresford hotel on sauchiehall street I didn't have time to see my favorite Templeton’s Carpet Factory , fantastic building.
This is the SECC scottish exhibition and conference centre OR as the locals call it the armadillo
Next door under construction is the new Hydro Arena
The town hall on George Square
The museum of modern art
The subway on buchanan street it's called the clockwork Orange by glaswegian's
Kelvingrove art gallery and museum
Any excuse for a party in Glasgow
The new transport museum
The science museum
Doctor Who ?
Central station
The merchant city
Imax cinema
The Finnieston crane
The rest of my Glasgow shots













Half an hour drive north of Glasgow is the wonderful Falkirk wheel a rotating boat lift connecting the Union Canal with the Forth and Clyde Canal.



The next stop on the way is the small city of Stirling Scotland's old Capital .These are of the castle
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stirling_Castle





And my final destination the wee fishing village of Findhorn on the Morayshire coast

Next to the old village is the findhorn foundation a Spiritual community, education centre and eco-village, basically a bunch of rich hippies.
















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Old December 21st, 2012, 01:16 AM   #2
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gorgeous new constructions but of course I love the old architecture too.
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Old December 21st, 2012, 02:23 AM   #3
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Nice photos, a lot more than just Glasgow though!

Are you sure about the 'Clockwork Orange' thing, I've seen countless Glaswegian forumers pick people up on that and it seems to be a marketing myth. I wonder whether the same is true of 'the Armadillo'.
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Old December 21st, 2012, 05:21 AM   #4
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It looks like the architect who designed the SECC got the inspiration from the armor of an Armadillo animal or the Sydney Opera House.
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Old December 21st, 2012, 07:30 AM   #5
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wow, Glasgow is catching up with those artsy modern designs.
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Old December 21st, 2012, 08:30 AM   #6
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thanks for the nice photos from Glasgow....
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Old December 21st, 2012, 03:50 PM   #7
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Very beautiful!
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Old December 21st, 2012, 04:57 PM   #8
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Wow, Glasgow and surroundings really look good. Charming old and exciting new architecture. We travel to Scotland next year, but I'm afraid by lack of time we have to skip the big cities this time...
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Old December 22nd, 2012, 12:39 AM   #9
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Fab Glasgow shots. I love the Kelvingrove art gallery and museum.
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Old December 22nd, 2012, 06:11 AM   #10
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I greatly appreciate all those iconic modern architecture....and the old ones are likewise beautiful.
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Old December 23rd, 2012, 12:25 PM   #11
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Great and very nice photos from Glasgow
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Old December 23rd, 2012, 03:33 PM   #12
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Love those rowhomes!
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