A Glimpse of Glasgow

Glasgow the third largest city of the United Kingdom boasts of its history, culture, heritage, tradition , education and architectural glory. Interestingly, Glasgow is not only a centre for culture and arts but also for science and commerce. Very rarely can a city be seen which has an amalgamation of all three streams – art, commerce and science. 

Travelling to Glasgow off late has become really hectic, due to massive floods. The trains are delayed and at times, passengers are shifted to coaches that take them to Glasgow from Carlisle by road. This delay actually takes a lot more time than it usually takes to reach Glasgow. 

Having gone there for a personal visit, I did not get time to take too many shots of the city. However, here are few shots that I did manage to get . 

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This lantern caught my attention as it hung proudly singing of the historical glory of the city right outside the Glasgow Central Station.

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Fish ‘n’ Chips is an inseparable part of this culture. Every street and corner has one eatery which serves this item on their menu. I personally do not fancy eating fish so much so I rather concentrate on the ‘chips’ part. 😛 

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Taken right outside the station, this shot and the next one summarizes the beautiful and sheer architectural elegance of the city. a blend of the modern and the medieval is clearly depicted in the city, the streets, shops, restaurants and most importantly, its people.

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This was taken from the window of my relative’s wedding venue. These house sure have a charm about themselves which is not easily found in all places. 

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So, this is the entrance to the Wedding Venue. It is the government venue where newly weds have to come and get themselves registered. It was way too cold outside (probably because it was pouring and Glasgow is situated in the North), so this is the only shot that I could take.

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I really liked the look of this chandelier (well-kind of ). It is modern, elegant and quite contemporary. 

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I found this really well-lit building on my way to the bus station in the evening.

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And this is my last shot in the city. It was taken right outside the bus station where we were to catch the bus to Manchester.

To be honest, I was always apprehensive of making a one day trip to Glasgow but since I had no way to spend the night in the city, I could not do much. I tried to make most of my stay in the city for these few hours. But frankly, Glasgow is NOT a city meant for a day trip. If I have a chance, I would go back to these beautiful sights yet again and for a longer time. There are lots of places to be seen in this city and I would shortly write about them in another post. Till then enjoy these few sights of the historic city. 🙂 

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32 Comments Add yours

  1. Savita says:

    I wish i was there 😦 Once i read your post i imagined myself in Glasgow.

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  2. Dunja says:

    I’ve always wanted to visit Glasgow. Loved your post, it felt like you i was there with you

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  3. The architectural scenery in EU was always breathtaking. I can’t wait to visit on the the cities there.It was on my bucketlist.

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    1. Yes architecture is amazing. !

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  4. When I visited Glasgow in 2003, I stayed near Queen station.

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    1. Oh. Thats nice 🙂

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  5. mrpossible11 says:

    This is agreat post. These pics are amazing and wonderful. It is nice one to experience new environment. You can’t afford to miss this 8 Qualities Men Desire In Women or 7 Things Modern Girls Really Look for in Men

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  6. Joanna says:

    I have never been to Scotland yet because it is too far from where I live and I don’t drive. I live in the South and it would take the whole day to travel to Glasgow. But I would love to visit. Scotland is definitely on my travel list for the near future.

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    1. Maybe you take a flight from your place and then travel around Scotland by bus. I understand you completely cause I live far from Scotland too and it takes almost half a day to reach the place. And being a student I find Scotland very expensive for a holiday. Its on my list but when I have a bigger and better budget. 🙂

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  7. You could not take too many pictures but these are really nice! I love the feeling of those streets with the older buildings. They are gorgeous! 🙂
    Nice post! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Ashleigh says:

    I would love to visit scotland! As a history Major in College historical cities like this have always interested me

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    1. Thats so cool ! 🙂

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  9. Danielle says:

    I stay in Edinburgh not far from Glasgow and I love Glasgow the fish and chips on every street made me laugh us Scottish love chippys fab pictures xx

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    1. I envy you 😛 I always wanted to go to Edinburg but as a student I find it kind of expensive. Are there budget places to stay (hotels/ dorms / hostels / lodges etc. ) ? I would love to come for a visit in Edinburg once I get accommodation sorted.

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  10. lex says:

    Way more than a glimpse. I call this The complete view of Glasgow The pictures makes someone feel they are there in person… way to go.

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  11. marketing65info says:

    Scotland is a definite on my bucket list. That you for sharing the pictures. Make me want to go now!

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  12. I have flown into Glasgow a few times and absolutely love the vibe at Central Station, possible because we don’t have that kind of public transport system where I live. Ooo and the fish and chips, Scotland does it best!

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    1. I visited the Central Station once. But i did not travel via the station. due to floods we were given substitute buses to Glasgow from Carlisle.

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  13. Euge Nia says:

    I’ve never been to Glasgow but your post filled with amazing photos has inspired me a lot! Love the contrast of medieval and modern architecture! Pinned your post!

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    1. Thank You so much. 🙂

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  14. queenBsdiary says:

    Glasgow is so beautiful. I would love to visit it. You made such a great photos, I hope one day you’d stay longer there and enjoy its charms.

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    1. Thanks. I hope so too. Edinburg, Glasgow, Inverness, Lochness and Isle of Skye are so in my list.

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  15. I love cities that have a lot of history. I’ve never been to Scotland but it’s on the to-do list for sure.

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    1. This is my first time too. Unfotunately it was only for a day. But still better something than nothing 🙂

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  16. mrpossible11 says:

    Thanks for sharing. The city looks very good and it is a dream to visit it You can’t afford to miss this Four Ingenious ways to keep your EU Citizenship after Brexit

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  17. Gorgeous shots! Would love to visit Glasgow.

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    1. Thank You. Yes please do visit the city. It is mesmerizing. 🙂

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