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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 5:24 pm 
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Just had a work trip to Glasgow confirmed and booked today. I'll possibly have part of Tuesday evening free and Wednesday evening free. I'll be staying somewhere near the river/central train station so I think that leaves a fair area to explore by foot.

So a question for locals past or present - any suggestions on photo tourist must see sites? Bear in mind it'll be night when I'm free...

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Hmmm, if I were only free at night in Glasgow, I'd probably keep my camera hidden away. Don't get me wrong, I've had some great times in Glasgow and like visiting there, but there are some areas where you wouldn't want to be waving a camera around.


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I was kinda hoping as I'm staying pretty much in the middle, it would be ok there. Of course I'd bow to local knowledge. I'll be leaving the white lens at home regardless :D

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LOL - Good Luck!

Around the Arboretum might be a nice area to take some photos especially at this time of year, along with general street scenes showing off the lovely architecture of the tenement buildings.

Google "Charles Rennie Mackintosh" - you'll find lots of examples of his work and design around town - that will make for a cultural evening or two - I'm not sure when the museums close though.....


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The typically Scottish sky would provide a moody backdrop to the less desirable areas such as Easterhouse, Gorbles, & Govan with your less expensive-looking kit for some interesting shots.

It's years since I've been there - I doubt those areas been heavily redeveloped.

It might be a good idea to find a local to take you around.

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Thanks for the suggestions, I'll have to look them up.

I'm thinking of taking the E-P1 with 20mm f/1.7 as I'm continually amazed how much light that can find. It's also a bit less attention attracting than a DSLR too while being pocketable.

Weather forecast suggests more than a good chance of rain while I there though :(

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Great suggestion dubaiphil on the Mackintosh museum / house - I really enjoyed my visit there and it's also close to a nice area with some good bars and nightlife, not to mention the botanical gardens as I recall...


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Just point out that Glasgow is not as Dangerous as some people make it out to be. At what time in the evening are you going to be free, most tourist spots close quite early?


http://www.flickr.com/groups/glasgow/

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If you can make it along try these places:

Streetlevel photoworks, center for photography with a great exhibition from Colin Gray at the moment:

http://www.streetlevelphotoworks.org/

Glasgow school of art, just go and have a wonder about its corridors, amazing:

http://www.gsa.ac.uk/

Glasgow Gallery of modern art, again just have a wonder about, nice wee place:

http://www.glasgowmuseums.com/venue/index.cfm?venueid=3


If its dark and places are closed then head along to the bbc and the science center for for photos of the clyde and lights at night.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 3:32 pm 
hi

you got e Kelvingrove art Gallery:-

http://www.glasgowmuseums.com/venue/index.cfm?venueid=4

and the Museum of Transport:

http://www.glasgowmuseums.com/venue/index.cfm?venueid=7

both great places .. i stay just outside Glasgow and the kids love goign to both .. ioh .. and i think Kelvingrove still has the Dr. Who exibition going :P


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Thanks for the suggestions. My plane is scheduled to land about 5pm tomorrow. By the time I've made it to my hotel and checked in, it'll probably be after 6pm. I also have Wednesday evening free from a similar time. Damn office hours...

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 5:57 pm 
oh

i forgot about Peoples Palace and Winter Gardens

http://www.glasgowmuseums.com/venue/index.cfm?venueid=9


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If you fancy some nice indoor flower shots or some nice river/park shots head down to the Botanical gardens in the west end.


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Having looked everything up, everything shuts at 5pm!

Tentative plan would now be I'll probably head East the first night, check out the area around the People's Palace assuming the grounds are open, the building isn't. Then swing back round and get lost in the streets of the centre. 2nd night I'll head west, the science centre area looks like it has potential.

Suppose I should start packing...

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Popo - enjoy!

I've got nearly as glamorous a trip as you lined up this weekend - flying from Dubai to Birmingham for a stag night on Saturday morning, and flying back 24 hours later! Any tips on any good photo opportunities in the Broad Street area for 3 hours on Saturday afternoon before the festivities begin would be greatly appreciated!

Hmm - I don't think they'll allow off camera flash or even cameras where we'll be going in the evening!!!! :twisted:


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