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Today, I am presenting a few images from my archive to provide a flavour for Scotland’s Capital City.

Inside of the new Scottish Parliament building. Controversial architecture.

View of Princess Street with Calton Hill in the background

Royal Scottish Academy, Princes Street

Exterior view of the Scottish Parliament Building

Today, I am catching up on my experiences in Newquay, Cornwall (England) during middle of the past week.

Newquay is a quaint fishing village/town located on the North coast of Cornwall. The fishing industry here is very much alive and in the summer there is the nearby Fistral Beach which is one of Britain’s top surfing venues.

Here is a pic of Newquay Harbour

Lobster pots at Newquay Harbour

Harbour entrance

Birds eye view of Newquay Harbour

Promontory at Newquay looking towards the Atlantic. There are some nice, gentle walks which cover some spectacular scenery.

Here are some images of the Headland Hotel, Newquay. This has s superb location on a cliff edge with views of Fistral Beach. The Headland has a four star rating and has been awarded a rosette for dining.

View of Fistral Beach with Headland Hotel in background.

Another view of the Headland form Fistral with tide out.

View of Fistral Beach from the Headland Hotel

Entrance to the Headland Hotel
View of Newquay Harbour
Newquay Harbour

Today, I went out for a cycle ride to visit Glasgow centre and experience the Christmas shopping. Weather was OK. Rain pending but it managed to stay dry.

Glasgow has a Casino, here is a pic of the establishment which is on the banks of the Clyde.

Shoppers in Buchanan Street

Collecting for charity in Buchanan Street

Doctor Who phone box in Buchanan Street-now selling coffee.

View of George Square. Statue of Sir Walter Scott on plinth.

View of Glasgow City Chambers with Cenotaph

Gallery of Modern Art. This was the location of a ‘tobacco baron’s’ mansion

Another view of the Gallery of Modern Art

German Market in Argyle Street

Found this farmers market in Queen’s Park on way home. Very well patronised with a wide spread of produce. I bought some samosas.