Glasgow During Covid 19 Lockdown.

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.

FIREWORKS! Bonfire night in Glasgow

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.

Abandoned Botanic Gardens Train Station

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.

No Pretty City | Urban Streetwear Photoshoot

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 and use discount code URBUHN10

Riverside Museum Skateboarding

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!

Skateboarder at the Riverside Museum, Glasgow
Skateboarder at the Riverside Museum, Glasgow
Skateboarder at the Riverside Museum, Glasgow

Kingston Bridge Long Exposures

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.

Motorway Freeway Kingston Bridge Lights Long Exposure Glasgow Scotland
Kingstone Bridge Long Exposure of traffic, Glasgow
Kingstone Bridge Long Exposure of traffic, Glasgow