During the strangest days of recent history I was fortunate enough to be able to safely take my daily exercise walking from my house to heading through the city centre of Glasgow. These are some of the photos from a silent city, the silver lining is apparent in the ability to see and take photos of some of the nicest buildings in the world without the distraction of cars and people.
As always the fireworks in Glasgow Green were fantastic. Colourful explosions in the sky! It’s always hit or miss with these sort of things, the weather plays a huge part, ideally you want a pleasant evening but a bit of wind is always welcome to blow away the smoke because after the first few you then have a haze to compete with but at the same time you at least get nice blue and pink smoke if you time it correctly.
A recent visit to the Botanic Gardens Train Station which has been long abandoned since 1939. The building above became a venue which then burned down in 1970. The platforms and railway tunnels still exist but the rails are no longer there, it looks like something from an apocalypse movie with light coming through two open sections in the roof leading up to the Botanic Gardens in Glasgow’s west end. The train station is a bit of a “must do” for the modern urban explorer in the central belt of Scotland and is a regular place for graffiti artists to frequent.
I’ve been taking some photos for the No Pretty City website, still stocking their classic t-shirts and more importantly adding a new range to the collection they will be at the Urbuhn Avenue Sneaker, Streetwear, and Lifestyle Convention tomorrow at the SEC in Glasgow. If you see the guys at the No Pretty City stall tell them Richie sent you and you’ll be sure to get a special deal.
If you can’t make it over tomorrow visit www.noprettycity.co.uk and use discount code URBUHN10
I was a boarder when I was younger and I was less than average in the skill department but I still love skateboarding.
Skateboarding in Glasgow is huge, the best part is the age of the boarders, there’s no limit on it, you see lots of teenagers in the skate parks but if you look outside the usual areas there are a group of slightly older boarders who seem more comfortable in the street style area of the sport.
I saw these guys yesterday evening. Amazing stuff!
A bit freezing to be standing around taking longe exposures while wearing shorts but I was cycling home with my camera and tripod in my bag so I stopped on the bridge over the famous River Clyde in Glasgow to try some photos of the traffic. I wasn’t there long but these came out great.
A fresh and slightly cold walk to the West End of Glasgow yesterday with the camera. Not an intentional walk for taking photographs but I had my camera in my bag as usual so I got some decent shots on the move.
After a few oddly warm February days today it was frosty and slightly colder again thankfully. Made for a few good photos with the sun barely above the horizon.
It’s finally the time of year has arrived when it isn’y all the way dark when I leave work. The sun going down behind Central Station Bridge today without a cloud in sight was fantastic looking.
A quick cycle down the Clyde yesterday to find these guys skateboarding at the Riverside Museum, brilliant stuff. A good bunch of guys who seemed fine with me taking some photos, they must be used to it.