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Visit Pollock House, Glasgow, Scotland

Sunday, April 18, 2010

This evening, I decided to obtain a little exercise and cycled down to Pollock House with aim of obtaining garden images of emerging Springtime.

P0llock House is an impressive Palladian mansion dating from the mid 18th century which is built on an estate which for hundreds of years has been home to the Maxwell family. The house is now in care of the National Trust and is open to the public.

The gardens at Pollock House are interesting but hardly a riot of colour ad diversity. Image below shows a fairly new formal garden in the library parterre. Some interesting shapes and colourful polyanthus.

This is the White Cart Water (river) which runs in front of the house. In the early years of the industrial revolution this river provided power for a wide range of industries in the Glasgow area.

Front view of Pollock House which was begun by famous Scots architect William Adam and finished by his son, John.
Side view of the house with a sprinkling of colourful plants. These gave off some pleasant scents.
On the way home I stopped by and obtained image of a Highland Cow (see top of this post) which is part of a small herd owned by Glasgow Council. Very docile and photogenic animals.

Finally, the following images continue my recent theme of daffodil types at Greenbank Garden. I never realised there was search a diversity!

This is Narcissus Camparella.

Narcissus February Gold.

Elsewhere today,I have been busy with some business admin matters. Responded to an enquiry for a tour of the Scottish Highlands and posted information to my GlasgowAncestry blog on Meikle family history.

Main story in the news is the shutdown of British and European airspace due to the Icelandic Volcano. Lot of pressure from the airline industry for some relaxation which would no doubt be welcomed by some of the thousands of stranded airline passengers around the world. Be interesting to see how this particular event unfolds. If there is no relief in the near future then severe losses will continue to mount in a wide range of industries including travel and tourism. In a worst case the neighbouring volcano could also blow-and result in even more havoc and pollution.


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Visit to Pollock House Glasgow

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

This morning, the sun was shining so I went to visit Pollock House, south Glasgow. This dates form 1747 when it was commissioned by the Maxwell family and built on a compact scale with four floors plus attics and 80ft long facades.The exterior errs to the austere but is enlivened by two pairs of sculptured swags on the south facade and pedimented entrance door.

The interior benefits from ornate plasterwork contributing to an air of exuberance but, regrettably, photography is not permitted inside.

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Pollock House Tour, Glasgow

Friday, November 16, 2007

Today, I went off to investigate nearby Pollock House, a heritage property owned by The National Trust for Scotland. The house dates from 1747 and was built by the Maxwell family. Photographs are not permitted of the interior but there is much art and antiques to admire.There is also an award winning restaurant where I sampled tea and a scone-very well done!

Here is an image taken in the grounds which I call 'autumn reflections';

Here is an image of the front of the house which faces the river.

Side view with stunning garden

Main entrance

In the nearby park is a herd of Highland Cattle. Here is one gentleman not to be tangled with!


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