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Bridges in Fish-eye – Glasgow

For the first 7 days of each month, I like to do a photo-essay with a theme picked by my audience. This month, it will be bridges in fish-eye. Categorized by city in alphabetical order, we continue in Glasgow Scotland. Officially known as the Glasgow Bridge, it spans the River Clyde, much like the Portland Street Suspension Bridge as highlighted in Day 4: February 25, 2012: Glasgow. Locals tend to call the Glasgow Bridge the “Jamaica Bridge”, being that it’s close to Jamaica Street. Here it is in all it’s glory.

Glasgow Bridge, or the Jamaica Bridge in Glasgow Scotland which crosses the River Clyde.

Don’t forget to have your input on the theme for the month of April! Poll #2 coming March 23rd!

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Glasgow

In early September of 2011, I visited Glasgow for the first time.  The weather was supper cloudy, as Scotland is most of the year, but I liked it. I stayed with a local named James and to say he was a character would be putting it lightly. During most of our conversations, I was confused. It wasn’t even really what he said… His inflection would constantly confuse me because I couldn’t tell if he was joking or serious. I mean, I knew he was joking because what he was saying was OBSURD… at one point it involved a term called “skelping”. He even spelled it out for me. It’s a verb and it describes the action of cutting holes in a plastic bag containing a loaf of bread, filling the bag with milk, and effectively smacking an elderly person in the face with this make-shift weapon. And all the while as he was explaining this, he seemed completely serious! He’d laugh at my responses, though. I only stayed with him for the first two nights I was in the city, the rest my time there was with a guy named Omair… That, my friends, is a whole story unto itself. Another time I visit Glasgow in photos, I’ll tell you about him!

While I was in the city, I also met up with a long-time internet friend, Dean. I’m racking my brain to remember the alias I first met him under, but I can’t recall. I do remember a picture of a baby in army camo and a helicopter…. Ridiculous. We walked around the city and he was my tour-guide for the day. I got to know Sauchiehall, we walked through a few parks, I admired plenty of buildings (Glasgow’s architecture… Top notch!), and me and Dean even got to check out a movie set! If only I had hung out with him the previous day… That day sucked because I got robbed…. Only time it’s ever happened in my life! Oh well, you win some and you lose some. Glasgow’s beauty and fun shined through!

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The photo in the top left corner is near the area I got robbed, the photos to the right of that are examples of Glasgow's gorgeous architecture, the bottom left are stairs in a park me and Dean passed through, next to it, a cathedral near the edge of the city, then next to that is a photo of Sauchiehall (the infamous shopping street), and lastly, in the right corner is photo of Dean in front of a prop car on a movie set we walked passed while wandering downtown Glasgow.

On the first day I was in Glasgow, I took a stroll around town by myself and my favourite part of that was my walk down the River Clyde. I stumbled across a bunch of bridges, which is always fun for me because I have an affinity for structures connecting two land masses. My favourite, called South Portland Street Suspension Bridge, was built in 1853.

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South Portland Street Suspension Bridge, located in Glasgow, Scotland.

As much as I like the view of the bridge crossing the water as shown above, I loved the brick work done on the entrance of the bridge and this photo works well in fish-eye. You may have noticed that a few of the pictures in the collage are also fish-eye… You’ll keep seeing that here and there. Anyways… Here’s to the details!

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South Portland Street Suspension Bridge, located in Glasgow, Scotland.

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