Saturday, 9 May 2009


Spent a very wet day out - into the city, down to Ayrshire and back - ending up at Glasgow Cathedral for a an evening concert put on by the Glasgow Cathedral Choral Society.

It rained steadily all day and only let up upon my arrival at the Cathedral. The day started with a train trip from Helensburgh into town. The train was packed with men; upon my return late evening it was the same again! Apparently they were all sailors - Greek, French, Spanish, American - all here for naval exercises in the Clyde.

Still in the pouring rain the city was awash with ... more men! It turns out the Old Firm, i.e. Rangers were playing Celtic, and kick-off was midday. Great waves of fans poured (quite literally!) out of the underground stations all heading for the game at Ibrox Park.

The is the Cathedral reflection in a puddle. The concert was sacred choral works with orchestra and 4 young soloists, the lads, I read in the programme, who were trained in the church cathedral choir schools in England. All were in their 20's and students at the RSAMD (Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama) in Glasgow.

The gates adjacent to the Cathedral. We lived in Kilmardinny area for many years. This was a 19th century worthy who was Dean of Guild 1887 and 1888. Glasgow is a Victorian city and has many fine cast iron fences, railings and gates.

1 comment:

Vagabonde said...

I'd love to visit Glasgow, it sounds like such an interesting city.