I live in a rural part of south west Scotland and every now and then I suffer from city withdrawal. Even though I live in a rural area I am fortunate that a city is not that far away - Glasgow, Edinburgh and Newcastle-upon-Tyne are all about 2 hours away and Carlisle is just under an hour away. Occasionally the pull of the city gets to be too strong to resist and I have to get on a train or in the car and visit one for a day - and late last year that city was Glasgow. The main aim of my visit was photography (I have always been interested in urban photography) and I was hoping to get a few more photographs to add to my reading project.
I spent the day wandering around Argyle Street, Buchannan Street, Sauchiehall Street and George Square etc. I photographed dilapidated buildings, interesting shops, a couple of street preachers and newspaper sellers. I found the newspaper sellers to be very interesting - each had their own pitch with a wee stand and usually a company umbrella to protect them from the rain which is never that far away in Scotland.
So here are some of the photographs of newspaper sellers that I took that day...
And, yes, I did get some photographs to add to my reading project.