Tuesday, December 4

Glasgow Winterfest





George Square, the central square in Glasgow was laid out in 1781. For the first few years however it was little more than a muddy hollow, filled with dirty water and used for slaughtering horses. Between 1787 and the 1820s, the square was eventually opened up and lined with Georgian townhouses as well as hotels. By 1850 the surrounding area had become a centre for mercantile activity and the square became an established public space.

Today the square is dominated by the ornate Glasgow City Chambers, and for a brief few weeks it becomes a winter wonderland.

Yesterday my son convinced me to go ice-skating. Now mind you I have not been on ice skates in more than 20 years and the ground looks much further away in your 30s. Much to my surprise it was like riding a bike and I did not fall even once!! It was good fun and the perfect excuse for a hot toddie!

8 comments:

All Things Bright and Beautiful....Creative Flair Chic said...

WOW!! Its beautiful! Well done too for not falling over!! looking forward to more of our holiday postings :-)

ALL THE BEST said...

Thank ATBB...it was major feat! I am still surprised!!

annechovie said...

Ronda~
Looks like you were having fun. The city looks very beautiful and festive. Thanks for sharing!

ALL THE BEST said...

Thanks Anne...it really was a lot of fun! I just might do it again!

girl meets glamour said...

It's just so beautiful...and very cold I'm guessing. Love these images!

~Kate

ALL THE BEST said...

Thanks Kate. Yes, a very damp cold!!

Suzy said...

Looks lovely! I'd love to visit Glasgow some time I've heard such wonderful things about it. And thanks for the encouragement, maybe I could still don a pair of skates too!

{this is glamorous} said...

Looks beautiful! The last time I was in George Square, there were hundreds of pipers! It looks like you're having a really great time :)