This morning, I ventured out in the very harsh winter conditions to obtain more seasonal images. The following were all taken at Linn Park, south Glasgow. I found the sheer, brilliant whiteness very stimulating and a world away from the ‘normal’ greens and browns. The River Cart ( White Cart Water) was partly frozen over, which provided an additional dimension-and access.
In the icy pool below note the circular ‘lily pad’ floating block of ice in the bottom left. I am intrigued as to the origin of these ice shapes.
Icey White Cart at Linn Park
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Halloween at Holmwood House
This morning, I cycled round to local heritage property, Holmwood House, which is owned by Scotland’s National Trust. This building dates from 1859-61 when designed by celebrated Glaswegian architect, Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson for a local paper mill owner. The building was one of high status with a dual purpose: to provide suitable accommodation for the owner’s family and to impress guess and potential business clients. the building is situated close to the White Cart ( a river) because of proximity to the mill powered by the same river. Thus production, marketing and residence was very closely integrated on the same complex. Also, being water powered, the business was very eco-friendly.
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