Glasgow

One short train ride away from Edinburgh and we are in Glasgow. It’s spring and the sun is shining, even though we are in Scotland and one does not expect a clear sky in Scotland. At some point during the day it drizzles, at another it’s windy, then it’s sunny again. If you don’t like the weather in Scotland, just wait five minutes and it will change.

Glasgow has even more inhabitants than Edinburgh. People make Glasgow, but we don’t know any people in Glasgow, so we walk around and look around and take pictures and have some fish and chips, because of course we do. Then we take the train back in the evening and feel like we didn’t really understand Glasgow, we didn’t really get it, it wasn’t made for us, the tourists, it was made for its inhabitants. But that’s okay. It’s often that I visit a city and I wonder what it’s like to live there every day, what kind of lives do these people lead, what do they do, where do they eat, do they even notice the tourist attractions when they walk by them every day? With Glasgow I feel like I can understand. It reminds me of home in a way. It’s lived in. Real. Gritty.

5 thoughts on “Glasgow

  1. Great pictures, seems like you were very lucky with this amazing weather! I’ve never really been to Glasgow, but it sure sounds like an interesting city because, as you said, it is not “made for tourists”, which is not really the case for Edinburgh!

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    1. Oh definitely, Edinburgh is a proper tourist attraction, while Glasgow is a working class/port city that is staying true to its roots. It’s interesting to see and gives you a better insight into how Scottish people live than the tourist-packed Edinburgh.

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  2. alecia88

    Wie schön, dass ihr in Schottland seid – mein Lieblingsland (in Europa ;D)! Grüßt herzlich die Moorwiesen und Schafe, die schroffen Bergrücken und gemütlichen Pubs. Krissi, du siehst übrigens in deinen Beiträgen immer sehr schön aus, wenn du so sehnend in den Nebel, aufs Wasser oder in die Berge schaust. Ich wünsche mir auch einen Berg und einen See vor der Tür. Bis dahin erfreu ich mich an dem Traum davon. Habt noch eine schöne Zeit und lasst uns bald mal wiedersehen!

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    1. Hey, danke! Sehnend in die Ferne schauen ist eine meiner Lieblingsbeschäftigungen 🙂
      Wir sind leider nicht mehr in Schottland, aber ich würde gerne noch ein paar mal hinfahren, um Whiskey zu trinken, die Highland Kühe zu kuscheln und nach EInhörner zu suchen.
      Hoffentlich sehen wir uns bald, ich will alles über eure Abenteuer hören!
      Viele Grüße aus dem superheißen Wien!

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