Some urgent work that John had to complete by the end of May shifted our daily walks to late evenings, unexpectedly making us enjoy views of Clydeside at dusk.
Just a brisk stroll for half an hour along the Clyde Walkway, past Victoria and Albert Bridges, to Glasgow Tidal Weir, a quick check of how many bikes crossed the park on the digital info post at the Glasgow Green entrance, and back home…
The geometric sections of the City of Glasgow College facade looked very beautiful in the waning sun and threw mesmerising reflections onto the rippled water of the river Clyde underneath.
I always liked the aesthetics of the nautical training complex near Albert Bridge, but the evening light somehow lent the structures a more impressive industrial grace.
I do not know why but we thought that St Enoch viaduct, also known as City Union Railway Bridge, built in 1899 to connect to St Enoch Station, was not in use. However, we observed a two carriage train on the bridge tracks crossing the river in the distance.
The Weir by Glasgow Green divided the river into glossy glass-like leisurely surfaces changing abruptly into a faster troubled flow. By the time the stream reached the abandoned rusting boat docking station on Clyde walkway the waters already calmed down reflecting multiple building cranes in the neighbourhood.
Also we just noticed that the railway bridge maintenance wrappings got a new “thank you NHS and key workers” sign.
I guess, these Glasgow lockdown sunset walks were an exercise in mindfulness – lots of little surprise discoveries on Clydeside at dusk.