Postcards from Glasgow, Scotland

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ll know about my undying love for Scotland. From the moment I first stepped into this part of the United Kingdom, I felt a strange connection to the place. An off feeling of belonging to a place I had never seen before. It was like I had lived here in a very distant past, or if I had been visiting Scotland in my dreams unknowingly.

Glasgow was the second Scottish city I visited and the largest of Scotland. As per usual in such lands, the days were grey and I got a bit of rain. But, that isn’t the main reason why I may not have taken as many photos as I would typically – it’s just that I get lost in contemplation. The same happened to me in Edinburgh, and I wish I could spend more time in Scotland to contemplate and satisfy my photographic needs. Scotland is an incredibly photogenic country – whether you’re in the city, by the sea, low lands, or highlands. But it is also a country so idyllic, so unique that definitely needs to be experienced. And that experience doesn’t come through so well if you spend most of your time worrying about the best angles for your photos or exposure (since light can be difficult to get).

Below are some of my favourite photos from this trip from 2018. Enjoy 🙂

The University of Glasgow is GORGEOUS and it will be a place to g if you are a huge fan of Harry Potter and want to pretend you got that letter to attend Hogwarts. I grew up with Harry Potter but to be quite honest I would have enjoyed this regardless – it’s such a beautiful campus, I wish I had studied here. (Disclaimer: as far as I know no actually filming was done in this location)
Another shot of the beautiful geometry of the University of Glasgow.
Random street art in Glasgow. You know my feelings about Street Art. If you also enjoy street art as much as I do, checkout my previous posts 🙂
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is a MUST visit.
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum from afar.
Glasgow Necropolis. A must visit for anyone into gothic, Victorian old cemeteries.
Glasgow Cathedral, from the Necropolis.
The man with a cone on his head is actually the Duke of Wellington. Cones placed in statues representing figures of the royal family or of any authority are quite a common trend in Scotland overall, but it seems the trend started in Glasgow. No one ever knows who places the cone in the status head, but it became a symbol of Glasgow’s quirky spirit.

Hope you enjoyed 🙂

Love, Nic

8 thoughts on “Postcards from Glasgow, Scotland

  1. A fellow Scotland lover here Nic. I have lived and travelled all over the country. My parents are in Galashiels, brother in Stirling, sister near Fort William. But I haven’t actually spent much time in Glasgow. Enjoyed your postcards, which reminds me I should spend some time there the next time I visit.

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    1. Thanks Leighton! That’s so nice to have family all around Scotland… a beautiful country, with such nice people 🙂 I do hope to be able to explore more of the country in the future by spending more time there. I’m afraid my three visits were all too short and there is simply so much to do and see! Thanks for commenting, enjoy the rest of the weekend!

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  2. I think I too will get lost in Scotland – never been there, but the photo’s I’ve seen of this beautiful country, almost every time make me gasp for breath … like your postcards just did! That postcard of the university is just beyond words … 😲.
    And I know all too well about not taking photo’s when you are surrounded by so much beauty – when we’ve walked the Camino in Spain there were some days that I’ve just put my camera away and embraced the moment (and afterwards wished I took more photo’s 😉).

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    1. It’s an eternal conflict for me as well… in an ideal world, we would be able to do both. Enjoy the moment and have the time to take the pictures… but to be honest, many many times, the pictures are nothing in comparison to the real thing. I often get very underwhelming responses to the photos I bring back home😅

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  3. Great post and fantastic photos, Nic! 🙂 During my time in Edinburgh, I managed to travel to Glasgow many times and was in awe of its grittiness. Glasgow is a vibrant and welcoming city bursting with character, personality and great experiences especially Kelvingrove Art Gallery. One of my favourite things to see and do in the city is to ‘look up’ and admire its architecture. I would love to return one day to discover the work of Glasgow architect and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Thanks for sharing and have a nice day. Aiva 🙂 xxx

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    1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts Aida, I couldn’t agree more. I probably look so silly for the locals when I’m just standing in the street looking up and admiring the beautiful architecture…oh I miss Scotland😅

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