Sunday, 3 August 2014


It's Sunday and the Commonwealth Games finish this evening with the Closing Ceremony.  Perhaps this is a good time to raise a glass to the organisers for a Job Well Done!  (Today's paper says it all - GLASGOW GETS A GOLD)

Like most folk who live here I got out and saw a lot of the city thee past 2 weeks. Some of it was familiar, some not.
Part of Central Station platform passageway mural
 George Square

The city centre as viewed from the top of the ferris wheel in Glasgow Green

The city and river were bedecked in flags - balconies, streets and boats on the Clyde and all the Games' events. Here are a few reminders before they are rolled away:

Apartment blocks built in recent years along the river where dockyards used to be.

Many areas of the city have street names and dock areas which reflect Glasgow's past 18th century trade in sugar, tobacco and cotton.

 The RYA Flotilla on the Clyde last week:

And last but not least, one of the 72 countries represented, as seen suspended from the Emirates Arena roofspace.

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