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Today is Remembrance Sunday. Weather mild ish for time of year but, crucially, sunny with blue skies. Went on my bike to explore nearby Greenbank Garden.

Here is a pic of a kilt maker’s shop/workshop at Eastwood Toll.

Autumnal tree.
Contrasts at Greenbank Garden
Within the Walled Garden at Greenbank

Another autumnal view with contrasts at Greenbank

Greenbank House-open April to Oct.
Trees at Greenbank

A small herd of Highland Cattle at Greenbank-very inquisitive and photogenic

Read more on Greenbank Garden Tour, Glasgow…

View of Glasgow from the Clyde

Ben and Sarah Parsonage’s Bridge (over the Clyde).

Cacti inside the Winter Gardens

Tropical foliage within the Winter Garden’s

Queen Victoria silhouetted against the sun

Doulton Fountain (1888) by A E Pearce. The largest terracotta fountain in the world was created for Glasgow’s first Great Exhibition and later removed to Glasgow Green.

The People’s Palace and Winter Gardens were built in 1898 on historic Glasgow Green for the benefit of the industrial working people of the east end.

Picture of the Green in sunlight. Note vertical iron poles.

More detailed picture of iron poles. These were erected to hold washing lines at a time when the working people used communal facilities for washing -and drying-clothes.

Stunning architecture at Templeton’s Carpet Factory (1889). Glasgow’s most colourful brick building-a bit of Venice marooned in Glasgow!


The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds claims that at least two red kites are poisoned or shot every month in Scotland with blame attributed to landowners and gamekeepers. Other wildlife at risk include Golden Eagles, Pine Martens and Scottish Wild Cats.

Read more on Scotland’s Bird’s of Prey under threat…