Albania a few months back

Deep in the forest in Albania, close to monuments of bygone ages, there lay two peoples sleeping and their dog watching over them keeping guard.  All close to a beautiful geyser. A strange and sometimes hostile country that still has lots of charm.

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The dog is looking right at me
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A family home quite a bit out in the sticks. Not really a home, more of a shanty house
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Another ‘home’
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A very friendly woman talks to me and poses for a portrait
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Close to some of the Byzantine ruins there are security. They are friendly 
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A fellow walker from Germany 
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They made me food and they made me laugh

Market traders, Glasgow artists, hipster preachers and gentle onlookers

The Barras Market in Glasgow.

This man used to be a trader who was at Paddy’s market for many decades.

He believes that the fate of The Barras will be the same as that of Paddy’s Market.

A polite and intelligent man.

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Glasgow artist Craig Mulholland having a fly cigarette on Sauchiehall Street



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This rotting apple reminded me of Dali’s Un Chien Andalou. The ants were all over the thing until I got the chance to take a photo and then typically they all fled and left and only a few remained.

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 A man on a fag and tracksuit trouser health kick in Glasgow.

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A retired teacher and painter stands directly in the sun but shadows his eyes.

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On Great Western Road a young 50’s styled hipster takes her K9 for a walk.

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A very cool geezer.

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Another very c0ol geezer.

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Hats and beards

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Live newscasts from Glasgow to the greater worlds are almost daily now.

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A solitary child sits on Buchanan Street watching a busker playing some more.

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A troubled looking man who’s maybe had one too many Sunday pints.

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A hipster preacher tells us how it is in the kingdom of god.

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A Chinese man looks on as the hipster preacher tries to grab some Glasgow shoppers attention

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A torn Scottish flag waves in the wind as two ladies quickly turn their backs to me.

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This elderly gent is enjoying a smoke in the sun. Shame about the burn in on the mans hair.

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26°C in Glasgow, no colour

Given that Scotland usually has constantly bad weather, it is unusual for the temperature to rise to 26°C in Glasgow.  People change when this happens and they usually become slightly happier. It’s good to see this and because I carry a camera with me everywhere i go, well,  it gives me the opportunity to capture some of it.

 

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A few little dogs of Budapest in B+W-15mm

I rarely use such a wide lens but I do still have a 15MM ultra that I occasionally place on my rangefinder Leica.

I shoot almost everything in B+W as the FF sensor seems to give horrid looking colour switching at the edges. The vignetting is completely natural on all these shots.

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The little guy above would not come anywhere near me

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This is another dog who is a Mongolian breed

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Heartbreak as Glasgow’s famous art school goes up in flames

Years worth of work goes up in flames for some students as their art school catches fire.

One of Glasgow’s most architecturally beautiful schools goes up in flames and the city stops to watch it burn hoping that firefighters can extinguish and save the building. Unfortunately the library, one of the schools most loved and beautiful areas, was badly damaged in the fire.

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On a sunnier day

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Lovely friendly couple resembling a younger Luke Fowler and also a young Marianne Faithful

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Deep inhale

Ken McCluskey

Ken McCluskey

 

Magician/Comedian/Entertainer

Think differently

  I think Glasgow needs more folk like this colourful young guy.  What a place it would be if we did have.

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Standing out from the crowd of garish pinks and standard issue high street clothes.

 Thinking a little differently from the typical herded individuals that make up many of the folk in Glasgow.

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Mix of old and new photos from a few places

Arfo Caribbean arts centre Glasgow

ARFO CARIBEAN ARTS CENTRE

Tram in Bratislava

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Buchanan Street Glasgow

Buchanan street

Tram Budapest

BUDAPEST TRAM STARE

Feet Vienna

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Indian Men West End Glasgow

INDIAN MAN WEST END

Man with Dog Byres Road

MAN AND DOG

Reflections on European train journey

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New clothes Glasgow

NEW CLOTHE SIN BAGS

Niki Front room on a rainy day

NIKI FLAT

Rural child Hungary

RURAL HUNGARIAN CHILD

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London airport Stair

STAIRS

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