So, while most of the Cheeky travelling is done to visit our variously scattered relatives, we also visit Scotland from time to time. I call it "home" as often as not, and considering that life in Glasgow is the source of my odd accent, non-American expressions (and spelling, now that I'm thinking about it), and occasional confusion about which country I'm in, can you blame me?
So! I'll just go whole hog and turn this into a little Scotland photo album (photo selection is limited, because I'm not wrangling with the scanner when I have piles of homework to do, so all these are from our last visit in 2006):
|As you can plainly see, I took this picture while we were on the road.|
At the time (since we lived in Lubbock), I was totally in awe of the
technicolour green all around me.
|We were headed toward these hills. Perhaps not this particular one.|
And we were also headed for the really scary-looking clouds in the background.
|Loch Lomond. As in, "You take the high road and I'll take the low road."|
That Loch Lomond.
|You wouldn't know it was Scotland without seeing a kilt shop, right?|
|Scotland Street School Museum. Once a working school, now an education museum.|
Designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Definitely worth a visit.
|Looking west from King's Park, near the center of the city.|
That's the Sleeping Giant in the background.
|A hill I walked down nearly every day when I lived in Glasgow.|
|So, this probably happens in other countries, too, but not in the US.|
When the light is about to turn green, the yellow light comes on
again to let drivers know,then both red & yellow
go out when the green comes on.
|The National Rugby Stadium. Also a venue for concerts and that sort of thing.|
|The Scottish Parliament Building. Most people say it's hideously ugly,|
but I have to admit that it has grown on me
and I kind of like it. Of course, it helps that my tax money didn't pay for it.
|And the debating chamber (I think) inside Parliament.|