Waterfront, River Clyde

Waterfront, River Clyde, Glasgow

This morning, attracted by a combination of sunshine and quiet roads (Sunday) I ventured off to Glasgow with the aim of photographing some of the city’s varied and interesting architecture. To get to the city I had first to cross the Clyde and here I was side-tracked by the appeal of the colourful and varied waterfront basking in the warm sunshine. In fact, today was the warmest ever March day in Scotland. 
The area featured in these images used to be industrial with focus on shipping and ship building. Post the industrial era successful attempts have been made to revitalise the waterfront, viz:
  • Housing at Lancefield Quay.
  • Leisure and entertainment at Springfield Quay.
  • Conservation work on Carlton Place.
  • Scottish National Science Centre, Pacific Quay.
  • Riverboat Casino
  • The largest single commercial development at Atlantic Quay.
  • The Clyde Arc or ‘Squinty’ Bridge.
  • The Broomielaw-Tradeston or ‘Squinty’ Bridge

Here is the ‘Squiggly Bridge’ with striking, modern architecture in background.

Squiggly Bridge, River Clyde

Squiggly Bridge, River Clyde, Glasgow

Riverboat Casino which dates from 1996.
Casino, Glasgow Waterfront

Casino, Glasgow Waterfront, Scotland

Squinty Bridge and Finnieston Crane which date from 2006 and 1932 respectively.
Squinty Bridge and Finnieston Crane, Waterfront

Squinty Bridge and Finnieston Crane, Waterfront, Glasgow

As an added bonus I was able to view and video a group enjoying a zip line   experience across the Clyde.
Be Sociable, Share!