Sunday, 19 September 2010
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!