Sunday, 19 September 2010

Heavy Metal

As a teenager I rather enjoyed heavy metal of the kind that you got on big black discs kept in a cardboard sleeve with a fabulous picture on the front (called an album for thse youngsters out there!)

Now I'm drawn to another kind of heavy metal in the form of architecture

and sculpture...These pictures were taken while in Scotland last month.

This is Glasgow's tallest tower...

The first and second pictures are The "Slug" - Scotlands Science centre in Glasgow.

This one, for obvious reasons, is known as the Armadillo or the Scottish Exhibition Centre.

These gorgeous bits of metal work are decorated railings outside Charles Rennie Mackintosh's School of Art,

Titan - a huge old crane as homage to Glasgows ship building industry

and more lovely Charles Rennie railings. It was great to catch some of my own - "must see before you die" sights. I know they're hardly the Taj Mahal - but I wanted to see them just as much!

Love Wend


  1. Everything seen through the right eyes has its own beauty doesn't it? Lovely photos.


  2. I'd love to go to Glasgow too and see CRM work 'in the flesh' too.
    Congrats for fulfilling your ambition.
    As for your first love HM, my husband was at the 02 yesterday indulging in his love of that at the Ozfest!
    Lisa x

  3. Some stunning metal there.......... beautiful.

  4. I do like that we have a knack for naming remarkable architechural achievements with such common place names, as if we are trying to bring them down to size - 'the slug' indeed!

  5. Wow - they are incredible! I only know Edinburgh - I can see I shall have to take the train over to Glasgow on one of my visits!

  6. I'd love to visit Glasgow -- home of the enchanting...James McAvoy!! ;)

  7. I know where you're coming from here Wend. I think CRM would approve of looking for design in every detail around us. Lesley

  8. Never been to Glasgow but will do now that I have seen your pics, next time we're in Scotland.