A fairly busy week gone by, last Wednesday I took delivery of a new camera before heading to my first Christmas dinner of the year, this time it was with my friends from the Rutherglen Library heritage group, it was good to meet up and have a nice meal together.
My friend and neighbour Iain Carrie offered me the chance to visit his lodge in the Auchrannie Resort on Arran for a few days, so I headed off on Thursday, with my new camera, to catch the early morning ferry from Ardrossan. It was good to revisit many of my favourite places such as the Machrie Moor Standing Stones, Kings Cave and Glen Sannox, retaking photographs. Meals in the Drift Inn in Lamlash, the Douglas Hotel and a musical evening in the Crofters listening and chatting to Cams Campbell, a gifted musician, all made for a special trip, I even got some Street art photographs!
Christmas shopping beckoned so a visit to Glasgow’s shops was the order of the day on Sunday, I finished off in the Merchant Square craft market where I met up with Andy Hurst, a really friendly and gifted Glasgow artist, I had purchased some of Andy’s work before I left for my travels and Andy was keen to hear about my trip.
Still wanting to test my new camera, on Tuesday I headed to Leith to take photographs of the street art in the area, I found a wide selection by some new artists and one surprising piece by an old favourite, Guido Van Helten. (I’ll post these in the Glasgow Street Art Section)
I’ve also added another mural trail to the Glasgow’s Street Art section, this one was taken around the Gorbals area.