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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.
Following on from the last article Glasgow Smile This is a new group of photographs of the City of Glasgow architecture and alcoves (nooks and crannies).
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.
This is a curiosity. Gallan Head or Aird Uig Isle of Lewis was transformed from peat-bog into a defence listening post in 1950’s. The Royal Air Force built RADAR towers used to eavesdrop shipping which continued through the Cold War under NATO ownership. Finally it was sold and is now owned by the Gallan Head…
Eilean Glas Lighthouse on the island of Scalpay is a gem. Tower of red and white gloss painted brickwork surrounded by dishevelled outbuildings and a huge rusty fog horn. It lies north west of the northern most top of Skye protecting shipping from the turbulent Minch waters.
These photographs were taken on an early Sunday stroll through the city from the east end. Interesting Glasgow murals and buildings and murals on Strathclyde University buildings reflect a nautical history of the Graham Hills buildings.