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Today, I got on my bike and went down to Glasgow City Centre to get some pics.This time I took a tripod.

Here is a pic of a casino on the River Clyde.The image following is one of many taken incorporating the Squinty Bridge.

Here is another casino, this time the Gala Rotunda which is located close to the SECC.

Here is a pic of the ‘Armadillo’ aka SECC & Clyde Auditorium

Here is one of many pics of the ‘Squinty Bridge’ This was built in 2006 and Known as “The Finnieston Bridge”, “The Clyde Arc”, and “The Squinty Bridge”, this 169 metre long structure was openned in 2006, at a cost of £20 million. Built as a condition for the BBC to move its Scottish studios to the Southside of Glasgow, it is the first major road crossing to be completed on the River Clyde for 30 years, considerably opening up the area for commercial development on both sides, linking Finnieston and Govan. The bridge is very photogenic when lit up at night!

View of BBC Scotland offices on the waterfront.

View of the Science Centre and Tower.

Squinty Bridge taken with a little camera shake. Slightly surreal. I like it.

Normal view of the Squinty Bridge.

Here is pic of the Armadillo, a conference centre.

The Clyde at night
Science Centre Tower with flashing lights.

View down Buchanan Street, Glasgow

George Square Glasgow with seasonal fairground. Very spectacular!

A view of the Clyde looking east with Victoria and Albert bridges.

Glasgow has lots a raw material for a photography tour with Castswhiskerstours!

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Today, I have been reviewing some images taken last night in centre of Glasgow. These were opportunistic pics taken without a tripod. Not brilliant pics but show great material for some better images.

Here is the Armadillo

View of Glasgow and the Clyde

View of the famous Squinty Bridge
Another view of the Squinty Bridge-with camera shake!!

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Today, I went out on my bike to visit a major local archaeological site which I only learned of last night. Apparently, this site has been under investigation for months but some of the locals who operate/work almost along side did not know of its existence! I found it by enquiring at the sales office of the company which is constructing the new blocks of flats nearby. The site is actually located between Victoria Road and Pollockshaws Road. It appears to be some form of rescue dig. Had a brief chat with one of the excavation team who advised that they are investigating and 18th/19th century tenement block. All the pics are of the site including opportunistic shot of some passing mounted police. Within a year this site will probably be built over.