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Walk in the Park, Glasgow, Scotland

Sunday, December 27, 2009

This morning proved something of a challenge for images.

We are in the depth of winter, recovering from a exceptionally cold spell. There is still snow on the ground with continuing precipitation via a mix of wet snow and rain. Not surprisingly, there was little sign of sunlight.

Cognisant of the above conditions I set of for nearby Linn Park through which flows the White Cart Water (river) which, during the Industrial Revolution of the 18th and 19th centuries ,actually powered many of Glasgow's nascent heavy industries, mills, etc. So, what is now a pleasant area for relaxation was, in past times, a heavy industrial area with all sorts of manufacturing, coal mining and quarrying.

Linn is a Scottish word connected with water. Llyn was the Brittonic (Welsh) word for lake and linne is Gaelic for pool, so the word occurs in most parts of Scotland.

After a visit to the park I went on to the nearby cemetery to obtain images and information for my separate GlasgowAncestry blog, a task not made easy by the poor light and wet snow.

Here is an image of Old Cathcart Cemetery in this morning's weather conditions.

Kids sledging at Linn Park

Dog walkers and families enjoying the snow.

This image shows the White Bridge over the White Cart. It was built around 1835 and is the oldest cast iron bridge in Glasgow. Quite attractive in a snowy setting!

This video clip shows the White Cart in winter including the White Bridge adverted to above.



posted by Catswhiskers @ 6:16 AM 


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