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…. an engineer, singer and photographer living in Scotland

Living statue of the Duke of Wellington with traffic cone.

Sights of Central Glasgow – 3 January 2015

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On the first Satrurday on 2015, a trip to Glasgow was in order.

Arrival was at Glasgow Central where Virgin Train’s #Traindeer, aka Pendolino 390 112, named Virgin Star was sitting in Platform 1 prior to forming the 1200 to London Euston via Birmingham.

Virgin Trains Pendolino 390 112 "Virgin Star"

Virgin Trains Pendolino 390 112 “Virgin Star”
3 January 2015

Traindeer 390 112 at Glasgow Central

Pendolino 390 112 #Traindeer at Glasgow Central
3 January 2015

#Traindeer Pendolino 390 112 and friend at Glasgow Central

#Traindeer Pendolino 390 112 and friend at Glasgow Central
3 January 2015

Under the windows of the #Traindeer there was a string of seighbells.

Sleighbells under the window of #Traindeer

Sleighbells under the window of #Traindeer
3 January 2015

However under one window, there is a sleighbell missing

Sleighbells under window of #Traindeer (with one missing)

Sleighbells under window of #Traindeer (with one missing)
3 January 2015

Heading out of Central Station via the Gordon Street entrance, turning left towards Buchanan Street. Where Gordon Street and Buchanan Street there used to be a branch of the Royal Bank of Scotland. When this was relocated in Gordon Street, the building became a branch of the bookshop chain Borders. The bookshop chain closed in December 2009 and the site changed again, this time become a branch of All Saints Spitalfields. The windows of the store feature columns constructed with manual sewing machines.

All Saints Spitalfields, Buchanan Street, Glasgow

All Saints Spitalfields, Buchanan Street, Glasgow
3 January 2015

On the other side of Buchanan Street there was a violinist balancing on a “low wire”.

Balancing Violinist in Buchanan Street

Balancing Violinist in Buchanan Street
3 January 2015

Heading north up Buchanan Street, the drums and pipes of Clanadonia could be heard.

Clanadonia in Buchanan Street

Clanadonia in Buchanan Street
3 January 2015

Clanadonia in Buchanan Street

Clanadonia in Buchanan Street
3 January 2015

Nearby a living statue was modelling the iconic Glasgow statue of the Duke of Wellington complete with the traditional traffic cone on his head.

Living statue of the Duke of Wellington with traffic cone.

Living statue of the Duke of Wellington with traffic cone.
3 January 2015

At the north end of Buchanan Street is the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and the statue of Donald Dewer, initial First Minster of Scotland.

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and Donald Dewer

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and Donald Dewer
3 January 2015

Author: Stewart

An instrumentation engineer who enjoys photography and singing. Working in the West of Scotland; a member of St Mary's Cathedral Glasgow and Southwark Cathedral; and a volunteer guard/signalman on the Ffestiniog Railway in North Wales.

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