Glasgow in the winter rain...
Any sane person would have been in a museum, or a shop, at the very least a warm cafe with a cuppa.
Me ? No, I had to be tramping the streets looking at interesting places. In this case I had come to see the cathedral, ( 'which is widely regarded as the high point of cathedral building in Europe' ) but it was Sunday, so access was restricted because of a service, and as it was still early Scottish Heritage had not yet 'taken over' for the afternoon, so the interesting crypt/s were also closed because of 'Insurance' ! ( How I resent this litigious world we are creating for ourselves )
Clearly visible from the cathedral grounds however, is an intriguing view of The Necropolis.
And the posted image is a view is of the ornamental gateway into it. The Necropolis is claimed to be one of the most significant cemeteries in Europe, exceptional in its townscape, and its relationship to the Cathedral and the city.
As so often when I visit these new places, I add this one to my increasingly long list of interesting places to come back to, on a sunnier day all being well !
WS also has a view of a plaque outside the gateway, hopefully still legible, on which you can read more.
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tyro (24766) 2013-01-17 8:08
Despite the wet weather, you have made the very most of the light here to come up with a very fine photograph.
The massive gateposts frame the image well and the semi-open gates are a nice feature. Important too is the lone figure walking towards you.
Fine colours, lovely soft light and, as always, excellent sharpness.
This is a place which I certainly must visit soon. Interestingly, as you point out, Glasgow's cathedral does not belong to the Church but belongs to the government through Historic Scotland. It is apparently well preserved and somehow managed to escape a lot of damage during the Reformation too - must get inside for some pictures there. That place, together with the "cloisters" (which aren't actually cloisters at all) at Glasgow University, are two places on my list to visit soon.
Thanks for this one, Martin!
npecanhuk (75422) 2013-01-17 17:22
Very beautiful gate!
Very attractive picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition are all excellent photo qualities that really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
- Copyright: Martin Richter (MJR) (3360)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-01-13
- Categories: Ceremony, Architecture
- Camera: Canon 5D Mk 2, Canon 24-105mm L f4 IS USM
- Exposure: f/8, 1/15 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-17 3:57