After my foray into the urban aesthetics of back alleys and rubbish bins I decided to explore Glasgow cityscapes and rooftops. I was searching for the juxtaposition of ‘classical’ and industrial forms, textures and materials from an elevated vantage point.
The Lighthouse building has two observation platforms and I used them to get an unobstructed perspective onto the city centre vistas.
There was something spell-binding about looking at the mass of satellite dishes and the giant boxes of extraction systems compared with the ant-sized people walking below. The barrenness of a rooftop car park grid was interrupted by a family loading car boot.
My viewfinder caught the jagged roof profiles against the sky and the loneliness of a whimsical Victorian tower amidst modern-looking structures.
The gloomy winter light was rapidly waning. It was time for me to leave for my Dumfries train…