27 September 2008 @ 01:59 am
Travel Report: I'm in love, I'm in love...  
Since I am an honest person, let me tell you what Glasgow is not: It's not pretty.  It's grimy, messy, under permanent construction, and full of annoyingly beautiful young people in black leather (three Universities and several colleges). What is is though, is MAGNIFICENT. I'm in constant danger of tripping myself and others from looking up at the architectural details of the stunningly beautiful Victorian buildings. The museums are incredible. I've spent a whole day in the Kelvingrove, just walking about and gaping. The People's Palace has a fantastic photo exhibit of Glasgow in 1955. It was done by the local photo clubs to show a snapshot of what the city looked like. The photos arfe amazing, and form one of the most unique historical records I've ever seen.

And the people. Glaswegians are GRAND. Amazing. Friendly, funnny, sweet -- everything you can think of. And, OMYGOD, the champion shoppers of the Universe! It was a bank holiday today and Buchanan Street looked like a combination of a rock concert and a coronation. I took pictures, because I don't think my friends will believe them if I don't have proof.

Tomorrow I'm taking a train out of here and heading off for the photo workshop. I will really miss this city!
 
 
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[identity profile] nightporters.livejournal.com on September 26th, 2008 06:41 pm (UTC)
I travel through Glasgow to get to my sisters. I've only ever seen the airport and the station.
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[identity profile] 42footprints.livejournal.com on September 26th, 2008 09:35 pm (UTC)
You're in Glasgow? How did I miss that you were in the UK?! Will you be heading south at any point on your trip?

I hope the workshop is good. I love Glasgow to bits, and would love to see your pictures of it. Ach, damn, I love that city. Not as much as Cardiff, of course, wouldn't want to make my town jealous, but nonetheless it's a wonderful place. Shopping from heaven, and a concert hall with acoustics like a choir girl's dream :)
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[identity profile] aeron-lanart.livejournal.com on September 27th, 2008 01:44 am (UTC)
Since I am an honest person, let me tell you what Glasgow is not: It's not pretty. It's grimy, messy, under permanent construction, and full of annoyingly beautiful young people in black leather

Sounds like Liverpool. I think you'd like Liverpool, lots of nice buildings and more than a few museums. Oh and Scousers. I've been told that Scousers and Glaswegians are quite similar in some ways. Fancy stopping off some time?
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[identity profile] louimac.livejournal.com on September 27th, 2008 09:03 pm (UTC)
As a Glaswegian I thank you for all the lovely things you have said about my dirty grimy gorgeous city. I may be a little biased of course.

Glasgow is very like Liverpool just a different accent.
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[identity profile] srah-scottydog.livejournal.com on October 8th, 2008 06:02 pm (UTC)
and full of annoyingly beautiful young people in black leather (three Universities and several colleges).
heh. Don't forget the secondaries! =P

So you liked it then?
I'm glad. I hope you'll visit again at some point when I'm not off in the back end of nowhere.
I still can't believe I've never been in Kelvingrove... People's Palace though, went to a WW2 exhibit.

Glaswegians are GRAND. Amazing. Friendly, funnny, sweet -- everything you can think of
Aww, shucks =P
Evidently you didn't meet any neds...

I know what you mean about Buchanan Street: as a kid looking down from the concert hall it nearly made my brain explode.

I will really miss this city!
Pssttt... come back!!!!

xxx

[identity profile] merucha.livejournal.com on October 8th, 2008 06:39 pm (UTC)
I'm planning to! Someday soon, I hope.