Buchanan Street, Glasgow. As Seen From The Roof Of Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.

Glasgow’s always pretty but on this particular day, it was pretty foggy.

Buchanan Street is one of my favourite streets in Glasgow (Despite the fact that it’s full of shops) and like everyone else, I know that it’s best photographed from the top of the steps of The Royal Concert Hall. But there are a couple of problems with photographing Buchanan Street from those steps.

The first problem is that your photos are gonna be similar to the photos of the hundreds of people who take photos from there every day. The second problem is that Glasgow City Council are planning to demolish those steps. But don’t get me started on that because that’s a story for another day.

That day, there was only one thing for it. I had to get access to the roof of the Concert Hall. So that’s what I did…

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As you can see, I’m never gonna win any awards for my lack of photographic skills and I didn’t realise until later that I had an annoying fake ‘Fisheye’ setting turned on whilst I was up there but I hope you like the pictures nonetheless. I don’t like heights but it was great to see Glasgow from up there.

If you’d like to see a few more photos from that day, take a look at my 500px account HERE.

As usual, if you steal my photos and use them somewhere, I will find out and I will kill you.
For all enquiries and for tips on how not to be killed, drop me a line here: brokenglasseye@hotmail.com

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The Glasgow Royal Concert Halls Foyer Paintings.

I couldn’t find any pictures of these paintings online so I took my own.

These paintings hang in the foyer of The Glasgow Royal Concert Halls.

“Pillow Of Dreams” – Steven Campbell (1995):

You may notice that the actual pillow is missing from the painting and that is because a wee boy pulled it off a few years ago. Maybe he thought it was ridiculous 🙂
“The Pillow Of Dreams” depicts opera singer Dame Joan Sutherland garlanded with a tiara of tears, with the pillow (not) resting on her chin, a ‘place for dreams’.

I don’t know what that means either folks.
Next up,

“Concert Hall” – Adrian Wiszniewski (1995):

As you can see, Wiszeniewski’s painting shows a quartet playing various musical instruments in bright, vibrant colours.
I don’t mind that painting but this one is by far my favourite:

“Forest” – Ken Currie (1995):

“Forest” by Ken Currie depicts a dark group of figures indicating a choir, and is, according to the artist – open to individual interpretation.

Thanks Ken!
When I look at that painting I see a group of braindead old zombie corpses who are hungry for babies and brains, finding their way out of the graveyard on a cold, cold night.

“My Great Heart” – Peter Howson (1996):

Howson’s “My Great Heart” was inspired by reading Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress and the novels of John Buchan, which explore the strength of the human spirit. The image is also a distillation of the characters Howson remembers from personal experiences; from the rougher parts of Glasgow to the war-torn towns of Bosnia. The boxer is a recurrent motif as Howson was himself a boxer and for him signifies the triumph of the underdog.

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