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Today, Is cold but bright sunshine. Had to do some shopping so took in Queen’s Park and environs the results of which are below.

This is the former Langside Hill Church 1895-6 and is Category ‘B’ listed. The building was designed by Alexander Skirving for the Free Church but now a bar and restaurant.Skirving was Greek Thomson’s principal assistant. The design for the church was in the classical tradition with the building placed on a large plinth and fronted by a pedimented portico supported by giant Ionic columns. A very imposing and impressive building.


Views of Glasgow from Queen’s Park looking N.W. through N.E. starting with Kilsyth Hills and Ben Lomond. Stunning views and a good day!




Here is a classical mansion house in the style of David Hamilton built in the early 1800’s.This is Camphill House. It was converted into a museum by Glasgow Corporation, the custodians of the park, in 1896.In late 1995, work was completed to convert the building into flats.



View of walks in Queen’s Park. Burnt out car looks like a work of art, but this is Glasgow!!

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EAGLESHAM TOUR

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Today, I went to photograph the conservation village of Eaglesham, south of Glasgow. This is a ‘planned village’ with some fascinating architecture. The place name appears to have nothing to do with eagles; its a corruption of the Low Latin word for church ecclesia with an unusual English -ham ending. Here is a selection of images taken late November.




This is the Eglinton Arms hotel in the centre of Eaglesham



On the way home stopped at the aptly named Waterfoot and took some pics of the weir and river.


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Following resolution of technical problems, Glasgow’s Science Centre Tower has reopened. The structure stands at a height of 416 feet (127 metres) above the city and affords a magnificent 360 degree view.

During the winter the Tower is open Tuesday to Sunday 11.00am to 5.00pm.

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