24th Nov 2007, 11:02pm
Had to post this because for me it represents how Glasgow is changing.Last night saw the start of Glasgow Radiance 2007......A weekend when Glasgow illuminates certain aspects of the city...its a winter festival of lights.Man it was cold last night,about -2 and believe me it was cold.I met my mum and dad and one of my brothers in town for something to eat opted for Spanish and it was a mix of tapas and an awsome paella..... and then we walked up to Glasgow Cathedral...the show was awsome...amazing music and displays...felt like I was in Paris.Have pictures of my own but a m8 sent me these today and they dwarf anything I have.We came back down through the Merchant City to look at the displays and then went up to Rotten Row and it was totally mind blowing..We were well cold when we reached the Square so my dad bought us a drink before we jumped on the underground home.....awsome Friday in this amazing city...am going back on Sunday with few m8's to have a better look.....my old man sorta rushes you around everyplace
24th Nov 2007, 11:17pm
This was nother view which simply stuns me
24th Nov 2007, 11:23pm
Looks fantastic Ross well worth braving the cold for by the look of the pics you have posted
25th Nov 2007, 08:12am
Awesome (used in it's original meaning.........)
25th Nov 2007, 05:46pm
Lol Elma a use awseome all the time....my mum goes mental sometimes when am using it.What is the original version and how is it different from how I use it.
This weekend was awsome.....haha,fixed up a ski ing trip to Austria and found a really cheap weekend in Amsterdam for £87 in December.....these are my christmas presents ,man am so looking forward to them both.....my mum and dad brought me up to travel the world and I love doing stuff like this.....will give up anything to pay for a trip abroad....am like on no beers for the next 3 weeks..
This weekend was Radiance in Glasgow and am going back into town tonight for few hours...I was awed by it especially at the Cathedral.This is Glasgow this weekend....I don't really like the Square much its way too cluttered and it bothers my simple lines approach to everything but am not the architect so I accept what others feel is right ..........grrrr I hate it...
25th Nov 2007, 06:33pm
Thanks for the great pix Ross: I can indeed confirm it was very cold on Friday night, especially between 5pm and 7pm, when there was very little cloud cover. I can also agree that the Radiance Festival 2007 delivered some stunning sights and am pleased to say I was all round the town with my camera, but was short of memory cards, so had to stop earlier than I might have otherwise. I've not got my memory card reader here, so can't post any pix just now, but will do soon.
The favourite photo I took was in fact not really part of the festival of light at all, but is a testament to it, because I was waiting for traffic to move at Glasgow Cross when - inspired by the light shows - I saw a huge (bus) breakdown truck come along and had the chance to take one shot and got it luckily (you'll see what I mean).
25th Nov 2007, 11:20pm
Will look forward to seeing the pix Martin
26th Nov 2007, 12:47am
Am looking forward to seeing your pictures as well Martin...I thought the weekend was awsome....was back in tonight but aw man I had a massive nose bleed in town and got covered in blood...my g/friend was like totally scared by it and she had to call my mum to come and pick us up...a looked like I had gone a few rounds with a heavy weight...it happens to me sometimes ,always have really bad headaches then it bursts but was the first time she had seen it.....think I scared her a bit lol.
The cathedral was awsome and I loved the music...baroque then jazzy and before my nose burst we went over to the gardens behind Provands Lorship,the display there was amazing.
If you get a chance cold you look at my query about posting stuff...my main frame pc is totally useless now...it comes up in red all the time and won t let me post or access pictures......gave me a message about an earlier media player being deleted but I had to update the media player when I was setting up a new mp3 so I don't know if I have knocked something out.
26th Nov 2007, 08:43pm
Hi Ross, very sorry to hear about your nosebleed and I hope all is well now. I'll look into your query about posting and get back to you tomorrow (must hurry out just now), in the meantime here's a few pix...
26th Nov 2007, 09:04pm
The picture's are stunning.
I forgot this was on at the weekend or I would have gone into town to see it.
I wonder why it is not kept on for Christmas!!!!!!!!
27th Nov 2007, 03:06am
27th Nov 2007, 05:34am
Thanks Martin, the buildings look so different lit up.
27th Nov 2007, 06:20am
The pics are beautiful. Really appreciate the opportunity of seeing them.Must have been spectacular actually being there.
27th Nov 2007, 04:08pm
that is really nice thanks and would have loved to have been there
Marion Niven Dougan
27th Nov 2007, 04:12pm
Thanks Riss & Martin, pics are awesome !!!
28th Nov 2007, 12:45am
Many thanks for your kind comments, much appreciated.
I've made a slideshow of the pix and posted them on GG's Glasgow's Winter Festivals
It takes a while to download, so will try to compress it tomorrow.
28th Nov 2007, 03:49am
Great Thanks..... Couldn`t wait till later........Sent it from an to all contacts From Vancouver B C to Orlando Florida and all points in between. Once again Great Job and Thank You. Now I`ll send it to New Zealand.
28th Nov 2007, 05:07am
Thanks to all the photographers for showing us the lights in Glasgow
29th Nov 2007, 09:26pm
Thank you Ross and Martin so nice to see Glasgow in all its glory. Looks fab.
1st Dec 2007, 08:42pm
Martin the slide show is amazing,really loved it.I left my lap top at my Grans in Edinburgh on Monday and only got it back tonight so I was not able to see it until now....quite breathtaking,especially the bridges.What an awsome picture of Glasgow.
Also loved the monsters on the wall at Provands Lordship.....cool
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