Glasgow Central Station, Glasgow

In Glasgow, one of my photographic targets — after the more-important bridges, of course — was the central train station, dating from 1879. Methinks it’s had a few updates since then.

I like people, really I do, but I often don’t want them in my photos. Since staying out late is rarely an option, I get up early and then abandon the location when people show up. In this case, I was avoiding the 29 million passengers who pass through this station each year, or even the 80,000 who would be an average day’s share.

Sufficient unto the day
is the evil thereof.
– Matthew 6:34

I’d have liked to see the layout from a height, but a photographer’s platform was not included in the designer’s vision. Why don’t they ask me?

4-photo collage of Glasgow Central Station before the crowds arrive

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8 Responses to Glasgow Central Station, Glasgow

  1. Jim Robertson says:

    Very nice collection Isabel.

    You’ll need to visit the Antwerp Central Station sometime in your journeys. They do have a photographer’s platform – of sorts – as the station is open to 4 levels with trains on all 4 levels

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      Jim R – Thanks! And the Big Guy thanks you for adding to my photo shoot wishlist. It does sound spectacular.

  2. Tom Watson says:

    Quite a maze!

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      Tom – These pictures make it look worse/busier than it is, in a way. A lot of the busy-ness is way above your head, so it hardly registers. And it’s wide open, which helps.

  3. Judith Umbach says:

    Excellent photos. And I know from experience that Glasgow station is difficult to photograph. Of course, I only took a few minutes from my 4 hour stay. Your effort has yielding great results.

  4. Kate says:

    Beautiful pictures Isabel!
    I love the geometric nature of it all

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