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When walking around a City your senses are seduced by bright lights, signs, noises and yes Lush – smells. Try looking up. The building walls, architecture, materials can reveal a City’s past, present and future. So ignore the shop chains and look-up for a new perspective.
Glasgow smile, because there are some sights. Whenever I wander around the city with my camera I always see something interesting. Lately there are some new artworks painted on unobtrusive walls. And the city transforms from old red sandstone architecture to structures shiny and new.
Four thousand years ago a Neolithic conversation in Callanish went as thus: “Why don’t we stand huge fekin’ boulders on top of this hill?” “They weigh five heffers each! Why?” “Lets do it on the longest….no shortest day.” “Eh Why?” “Lets put them into the same pattern as the lights in the night sky, as…
Above the village of Beuda towers a mountain. Sitting atop is a sanctuary, restaurant and library with stunning views of the Catalan countryside. Luckily I experienced nice puffy clouds and a fair sunset on this trip. Mare Déu del Mont’s altitude is up there in Catalan numbers, including the Pyrenees. The area has many extinct volcano…
The medieval town of Besalú sits north of Girona. You approach over a grand romanesque bridge with huge doorways over the river Fluvia. It is a 12th century fortress with a strong jewish history. Side streets are very small and bend sharply unfriendly to motor vehicles and great to stroll through.
You have to hand it to Glasgow City Council, Scottish Government and generous benefactors to have this treasure trove of art open to all, without cost. Museums and galleries can create key moments for visiting children. Such moments can later inspire decisions based on that early childhood visit.