Last night I arrived in Glasgow (a bit drunk). Today is my last day in Scotland, and the experience in the train the other day, was not my first happy encounter with the Scottish. Because I already had seen Edinburgh, I was curious to how Glasgow would look like. I checked which attractions to visit on forehand, and decided to walk the city, since I became an experienced walker this trip!
Glasgow is very different from Edinburgh. There is even a little beef between these two cities. Edinburgh is more historic, and the people are considered a bit posh, whereas the people from Glasgow consider themselves the more friendly “working class”. A similar “battle” like we have in The Netherlands between Amsterdam and Rotterdam.
Glasgow feels like a grey, colder city, Edinburgh is a bit more attractive to tourists. But Edinburgh feels like a smaller town, while Glasgow is a proper city.
The two most beautiful places of Glasgow are George Square (where you can find the Glasgow City Chambers) and the Necropolis. On my way towards the Necropolis, I saw a guy proposing to his girlfriend. A great moment to photograph, but because I had a wide angle lens attached to my camera, I needed to get very close to capture the moment. Since I did not want to disrupt their moment, I hesitated. This will costs you as a photographer, but I quickly decided to capture their hug. All the best to them!
After that happy moment, a new phase in their lives, I headed towards the place where life ends, The Necropolis.
We have some impressive graveyards in The Netherlands too, but not because of their ancient design, but because they are war memorials. But these Scottish graveyards are quite different!
After wandering the city in the morning, it was time to fly home. Here are my three reasons to visit Scotland:
- The landscapes
- The people
- The Whisky
For more information and travel stories about Scotland, visit the blogs below:
- I have been to Scotland and the first stop was Edinburgh
- Visiting Edinburgh? Don’t skip North Berwick (and Bass Rock)!
- Hiking in the hills to find Meanach
- Visiting the Isle of Skye: The Quiraing
- Visiting the Isle of Skye: Portree and Neist Point
- Visiting the Isle of Skye: The Old Man of Storr
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