More and more visitors seem to come to Glasgow and one of the funny things is seeing them trying to read maps in a busy street.
Be assured, locals don`t mind you asking them how to find a place, Glasgow people are still intrigued that foreign visitors come here at all. In fact I think that there are wardens in the city centre (in red) whose job it is to make sure you find that place.
Use care and be sensible but remember, you are never lost in Glasgow
GLASGOW GARDEN FESTIVAL
One of my earliest memories of visiting Glasgow [although I was 12 at the time, I didn't go often!!] was for the Garden Festival back in 1988. I ended up going three times - with the school, my guide pack and with my family and saw different things every time! I loved it!
Good idea to take lots of wet weather clothes if coming at any time of the year other than June, July and August! Then again, when you least expect it, the sun does come out to meet you! Saying that, it is now June and I just can't see any sun..something wrong here I think!!
View from West George Street to the Church
To the visitor the street system in the City Centre takes some getting used to, what wih one way streets, Pedestrian streets and Street names that change as you walk / drive along them.
In this case, the three items are encountered, a one way street, a name change and it crosses a pedestrain only street. As an added Racing Circuit trick, it veers around the church to continue east. Oh boy I am glad I am not a Traffic /Road system manager in Glasgow.
In this photo as West George street, passes Buchanan Street and the church, it becomes George Street, no where on the map of the city can I find the name of the church. It is close to St Vincent's Square hence the question, is it St Vincent's Church?
Is it still in use?
The second Photo shows the same church, but with a close up of the top of the Tower, showing some of the detail. A view taken from the Windows restaurant.
The third photo is of yet another elaborate tower as seen from Window's restaurant. It is in a general southerly direction from the restaurant on George Street near Queen Street Station.
One possibility could be that it is St Andrew's Cathedral, close to the River Clyde.
The other two photos are taken in the area of George Street and the said church, showing views of bukdings in the area. A mix of new and old buildings.
Of general interest, there are 20 Museums and Galleries in Glasgow.
1990 was the year that Glasgow was the Cultural Capital of Europe.
A night at the theatre
I recently went here to see a REALLY funny play and had a great night out! The theatre itself is really lovely inside although not huge. Feels more cosy though :) Worth finding out if there is anything on there when you are visiting. I've also been to see a comedian perform there in recent months Pretty much anything seems to go with theatre these days. We just wore smart jeans and a nice top. Some people were more dressed up, others less so.