Day 205: Glasgow to Dumbarton – Architecture & Metropolis

Dunbartonshire, Scotland

The Riverside Museum of Transport, Glasgow, Scotland. Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects and engineers Buro Happold in 2014.

The Garage, Scotland’s largest nightclub opened in 1994, Glasgow.

The Cloisters inside the Gilbert Scott Building, built 1891, University of Glasgow, Scotland.

M8, Glasgow, Scotland.

Suspended helical staircase, The Lighthouse, Glasgow, Scotland.

Boyle Family “Kerb Study with Metal Edge (Glasgow)” 1985, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, Scotland.

The Central Hall, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Architects: John W Simpson & EJ Milner Allen, 1892, Glasgow, Scotland.

Statue of the Duke of Wellington, the statue has been capped with a traffic cone for over 30 years representing the humour of the local population, Glasgow, Scotland.

Kibble Palace. Architects: James Boucher & James Cousland, 1973, Glasgow Botanic Gardens, Scotland.

Under the King George V Bridge spanning the Clyde, Glasgow, Scotland.

Roof detail, The Riverside Museum, Glasgow, Scotland.

St. Vincent Street Free Church designed by architect Alexander “Greek” Thomson in 1857, Glasgow, Scotland.

Stairs, The Riverside Museum, Glasgow, Scotland.

The East Court, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow, Scotland.

Lightwell in the Reid Building, Glasgow School of Art. Architect: Steven Holl, 2014.

SSE Hydro, a multi-purpose arena designed by architect Foster + Partners in 2013, Glasgow, Scotland.

Domed and leaded rooflight in the Gallery of Modern Art Glasgow (Former Royal Exchange), Scotland.

Wall of cars, The Riverside Museum, Glasgow, Scotland.

The Mitchell Library, North Street building. Architect: William B. Whitie, 1911, Glasgow, Scotland.

The Barclay Curle Crane, a disused Titan Crane, Scotstoun, Glasgow, Scotland.

Palisade, Yoker, Glasgow, Scotland.

Royal Navy Offshore Patrol Vessel under construction at BAE Systems, Govan, Scotland.

Car wash, Scotstoun, Glasgow, Scotland.

Satellite dishes, Yoker, Glasgow, Scotland.

Shrine in memory of 14-year-old Zoe B, Yoker, Glasgow, Scotland.

Clydebank East tower blocks, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland.

Queue at the bus stop, Bowling, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland.

Planning the time of day the sun will hit the different facades of the Riverside Museum.

Waiting for the perfect dusk light at the Riverside Museum.

f13, 13”, Friday 13th.

Contending with the ever-present rain during the five days I was in the city.

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19 thoughts on “Day 205: Glasgow to Dumbarton – Architecture & Metropolis”

  1. Madelyn says:

    Wonderful shots as always – the Stairs at The Riverside Museum are quite M. C. Escher-esque !

    • Thanks, four days wandering in the city and the same again editing…and I only just scratched the surface!

  2. Great job! The buildings are so amazing and so interesting. I would love to see them myself.

  3. A great eye for patterns and form, textures … things that go together and those that are out of place … life’s oddities … thoroughly enjoy your adventure from here on the other sid3 of the world. Inspira5ional …

    • Glad you are enjoying it – I kind of see everything as a geometrical pattern whether it’s a landscape or a building!

  4. you are so right … everything in nature is layers of geometrical patterns that build upon themselves … right from the smallest atom … its a matter of science … or should that be the science of matter :))

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