Watching over the Town

Looking Down with some Degree of Nostalgia

The Kyles of Bute in Scotland’s Cowal Peninsula is one of my favourite places in the whole world. In Glasgow when I was a child (in the olden days) it was a tradition  to take summer day trip on “The Waverley” paddle steamer. This annual treat was called “goin’ doon Read more…

The Forth rail Bridge cantilever Scotland

Made in Scotland: The Forth Railway Bridge

This magnificent cantilever railway bridge crosses the Firth of Forth in Scotland. Built between 1882 and 1890, this iconic structure is a symbol of Scotland and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. At one point in its construction, approximately 4,600 men were employed. Local historians have so far found records of Read more…

A Very Musical Chair

This Very Musical Chair was, and probably still is, in the oldest surviving Music Hall IN THE WORLD.     I discovered  Glasgow’s Britannia Panopticon Music Hall a couple of years before I left Glasgow. It is being painstakingly restored by enthusiasts who also put on regular Saturday afternoon shows in Read more…

Pebbles on the Promenade Blackpool

Rocks

My post for Cee’s B&W Challenge this week: Rocks This first picture was taken on holiday in the Scottish Highlands a few years ago.   My second picture shows the deserted promenade of a local seaside resort last winter. If you click on the icon below you’ll see posts on Read more…

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