Riverside Museum, Glasgow, Scotland

Hi Folks! As promised in yesterday’s ‘Glenlee’ post, here is a photograph of the rear, river-facing entrance to the Riverside Museum which houses the Glasgow Transport Museum collection. It is an iconic, award winning building designed to reflect the waves of the River Clyde.

We visit as often as we can and wander around, in-between coffees and lunches, reminiscing about old cars, buses and tramcars we remember, those our parents and grandparents owned, or that we have owned ourselves. It also houses railway engines, motor cycles, a Glasgow Street, and holds the Clyde Room Collection of scale model ships built by apprentices who worked in the once famous Clyde shipyards.

Thanks for visiting! See you next time!

John


The ‘Glenlee’, Glasgow’s Tall Ship, Glasgow, Scotland

Hi Folks! This is Glasgow’s Tall Ship, the ‘Glenlee’, a steel hulled sailing ship. She lies next to the Glasgow’s iconic Transport Museum. The ship was built in Glasgow by Archibald Sterling & Co, and went into service in 1896. She circumnavigated the globe 4 times, and survived Cape Horn 15 times, before being bought by the Spanish Navy in 1922. In 1990, the Clyde Maritime Trust purchased her for £40,000 and saved her from ruin!

She is a beautiful ship, restored fully and now fulfils her role as a visitor attraction. Next post, I will show you the river frontage of the Glasgow Transport Museum for reference!

Thanks for visiting!

John

Wick Harbour, Wick, Caithness, Scotland

Hi Folks! Back to Scotland for this post and a photograph of fishing boats in Wick Harbour on the north east coast of Scotland.

I love visiting harbours with fishing boats and I particularly like the colours in this shot. Wick is one of the stops on the North Coast 500 which is a new holiday route around the north of Scotland.

John

Mount Titlis Rotair, Engelberg, Central Switzerland

Hi Folks! This shot shows the final cable car to the summit of Mount Titlis, Central Switzerland. As the name suggests, the cable car rotates as it rises, giving spectacular views over 360 degrees. It can hold up to 100 people at a time! The guy on the gantry gave us a shock as he climbed out of the cable car, up the arm and leapt across to the gantry! Maintenance only! Thank goodness! No suicide attempt!

It was a bit of a shock and we were fixated so much that I forgot about the camera! Slapped wrist for me! However, I did get this shot before he climbed back over and back into the cable car! No harness or safety rope as far as we could see!!

Thanks for visiting! Hope you like the photograph? See you soon!

John

French Alps across Lake Geneva from Montreux Foreshore, Switzerland

Hi Folks! This photograph was taken looking South West from the Montreux foreshore, across Lake Geneva towards the French Alps. Near to the foreshore is one of the famous paddle steamers that move around the lake from stop to stop.

This was taken just after midday. It was sunny and a bit hazy in the distance but I quite like the effect on the mountains. Hope you like the photograph?

John

Chateau de Chillon, Montreux, Switzerland

Hi Folks! These beautiful steamers from a stylish age gone bye ply Lake Geneva. This shot shows the steamer Simplon approaching a jetty at the Chateau de Chillion, Montreux, Switzerland.

This shot was taken on a day trip to Montreux to see the Freddy Mercury statue, as I posted in a previous post. However, who could possibly visit without a sunny day shot of a paddle steamer on Lake Geneva and the famous Chateau de Chillion!

Hope you like the photograph!

John

Isle of Arran, Scotland at Sunset

Hi Folks! The West Coast of Scotland is a very beautiful place, from the southernmost tip to the very north, with varied different landscapes. This shot was taken about 15 miles south of the City of Glasgow and looks out at the Island of Arran from Ayr.

We often take our caravan to Ayr. The Caravan and Motorhome Club has a superb site there and it is close to Ayr town centre. Lots of good cafes and restaurants for filling up with food and if you walk or drive to the beachfront, you can be rewarded with views like this one!

Thanks for visiting once again. See you soon!

John

Lake Lucerne, Switzerland

Hi Folks! This is a view of Lake Lucerne looking towards the mountains that surround it. The village on the shore gives a bit of scale to the image.

This visit was during autumn, as you can see from the colour of the trees. Switzerland is such a clean country with some of the most stunning scenery in Europe.

Hope you like the photograph!

John

Calmac Ferry approaches Brodick, Isle of Arran, Scotland

Hi Folks! This ferry travels across the Firth of Clyde between Ardrossan on the mainland of Scotland and Brodick on the Isle of Arran. It is the ‘Caladonian Isles’ and it belongs to Caledonian McBrayne.

Arran is Scotland in microcosm and is beautiful, wild and rugged. When I was a lad, my gran and grandpa used to rent a holiday cottage on Arran for a whole month every year and I used to go with them! I have such fond memories of the place and it was nice to visit again after a gap of 50 years or so! The ferry at that time was the ‘Glen Sannox’ and I remember one voyage in a very bad storm which was very hairy! Funny how these things stick in your mind! I wonder why? Ha! Ha!

Hope you like the photograph! Thanks for visiting!

John

Democracy in Action – Brexit – Remain Demonstration!

Hi Folks! You will be aware, no matter where in the world you might come from, that the UK has been participating in Brexit (Britain leaving the European Union)! This has been a very controversial topic for us Brits and it very much split the country in two; those for exiting the EU and those who wished to remain.

At the referendum, although the brexiteers (those who wish to leave the EU) had the most votes, the percentages for and against were quite close and this sparked off demonstrations around the country and caused animosity between individuals, friends, communities and also between the countries that make up the United Kingdom.

This image is from one of the ‘Remain’ demonstrations held outside the Houses of Parliament in London, after the referendum had dictated what was going to happen, with lots of shouting, noise, chanting and flag waving. Democracy is a wonderful thing!

Thanks for visiting my blog. I will occasionally slot in a different image to the usual landscape/cityscapes and I hope the blog still appeals to you.

Technical Issue: No map today with this image because I have noticed that the live map doesn’t allow the posts to load and display quickly and comes up with errors on the page when loaded. I am looking into this!

John