I took this whilst on lunch break today, during a wander around Bellahouston Park. It really made me think about Glasgow, and about how its strengths and weaknesses do balance each other out. I’m sure I’ve written enough in the past about Glasgow’s weaknesses, so for once, here’s a more upbeat post about my home town.
The shot was taken less than a 5 minute car journey from the bustling city centre, yet the countryside just seems to roll on and on into the distance. If it weren’t for the 4 high rise flats, you’d have trouble thinking this was deep within Scotlands largest city, a place that’s called home by 600,000 inhabitants. Admittedly this is one of the larger of its 70-odd parks, however I still am impressed by how I can step out of my office, and immerse myself, for no more than 55 minutes of course, in a “proper” bit of countryside.
You can’t hear cars, and every breath seems cleaner and fuller than city air ought to be… in fact the only way they could improve it is to take away the one remaining hint of city life: my mobile phone signal.