Monday, October 26, 2015

Glasgow - a bit of sightseeing while looking for art shops..

so, on Friday, Sam, Emma Lin and I went to Glasgow for the weekend, for the Stitching Sewing and Papercraft  show at the SECC . Suffice it to say some of us had an easier journey than others...
Lin and I booked a very early seat on a train leaving London Euston at 5.30.   in the morning.. so we got there first, and once we'd left our cases at the hotel we went to find some art shops Sam had researched.

Of course I took my camera..
 Glasgow Central station

 this photo doesn't do the magnificent peacock justice atop this shop, it was fabulous
 and the wall was covered in these




 we didn't have time to go in this art gallery.  the traffic cone on the statue is obviously a permanent feature (rather than a drunken reveller prank) as I saw it on postcards for sale.


We did find the art shops (this is opposite our favourite one, the Art Store)








Saturday saw us SECC bound..(pics from inside on the other blog!)
when we came out the sky had cleared and was blue. Loved the industrial landscape.
another venue at the SECC site

and the light was gorgeous reflecting on the red struts of the covered walkway back to the station
 you can tell it's on the way back, as Emma is laden down with her shopping!
 Sunday was taken up with visits to the station for the trip home - suffice it to say we all had problems again, Sam's journey once again involving more disruption than her intended 4 changes... good old Sunday train journeys!  but we did all make it home eventually!

we had time to rest a bit (after some more retail therapy) in the lunge at the hotel..
 should have corrected the exposure on this one, and as it turned out we should have just walked Emma back to the train rather than staying in the hotel but hey ho!
the outside of the station
and a view snapped from the train window on our way home - Lin and I ended up on the train that takes 6 rather than 5 hours back to London, not sure how as we were sure we'd booked the quicker one that we went up on. but again, there you go!!

Check out the post on "stampingbyh" for the crafty bit!

8 comments:

craftimamma said...

Some lovely pics on here Helen! That ironwork peacock, etc., is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for a great rundown of your weekend.

Hugs
Lesley ~Xx

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Helen we visited Glasgow a few years ago, and I remember being amazed by the fantastic architecture there. Great pics, and you clearly had a great weekend, apart from the trains! Hugs, Shaz xx

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Helen we visited Glasgow a few years ago, and I remember being amazed by the fantastic architecture there. Great pics, and you clearly had a great weekend, apart from the trains! Hugs, Shaz xx

snazzyoriginal said...

Beautiful pictures Helen, I love Glasgow, so many stunning buildings and it looks like you had some decent weather to balance out the rain x

sam21ski said...

Fab post and great photos been as I missed out on most of these - hehehehe!!!

Great weekend xx

Steven said...

Lovely pics, but ha I been there as your guide you would have seen more, you really need to spend a couple of days in Glasgow visiting! The Peacock is actually on top of Prince's Square a classy shopping gallery
http://www.princessquare.co.uk/centre-info/getting-here
transformed from an open courtyard in the 80's, really worth a visit inside ..pity you missed argyle arcade just next to it too, an L-shaped arcade built in 1827 in the Parisian style.
Next time I really need to show you round xxx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm always impressed with your photos. I adored the Duke of Wellington statue with his cone, more so than the one of Robert Peel. Of course, your photos gave me a good idea of the art and statues around Glasgow, as well as some of the beautiful architecture. Loved the photo in the tunnel.

I'm off to see your other blog now.

Linda said...

looks like you had a fab weekend in Glasgow Helen! Lovely photos. I hope you had a good time at the craft show. I'll pop over to your other blog to see. Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog:)