Welcome to Glasgow! I don’t know if it’s just me but I sometimes find it a little odd when blogging about my travels. Food guides and city plans are all well and good, and I do share those kinds of posts. But there’s always a part of me that just wants to share something else, something more intrinsic. The ambience and unique atmosphere of the place I guess? Writing never seems to be quite the right format for that. Not sure what is, possibly film?
Ryan and I spent part of my birthday week in Glasgow, which was a whopping six weeks ago now. If you’re wondering what the delay is for it’s because I just now rediscovered my memory card..! Glasgow is such a great place, there’s something very earthy and … gutsy about it. The striking architecture, that yellow and grey stone everywhere, the general kind of “up for it” spirit everyone seems to have. The history basically on display everywhere but without any pretentiousness; instead there’s graffiti, community billboards, independent shops amongst the ancient buildings. It’s just a really fun place. Edinburgh (the only other Scottish city I’ve spent much time in) always seems so whimsical and fanciful in comparison somehow.
Almost every time I go to Glasgow the weather has been great. Last time it was baking hot and sunny every day, and this time was similar. I know this is atypical of Scottish weather (to say the least) but in my mind it makes Glasgow this bright, sunny destination. Anyway, these are just a few shots of the gorgeous buildings before we get into the standard travel blogger fare. Tell me what you think of Glasgow!