January Light: City Halls

In Glasgow, the City Halls contain a number of concert venues rather than the seat of municipal government – that’s the City Chambers. The grand hall, above, opened in 1841 and was extensively renovated about 15 years ago. The beautiful chandeliers supply roof-light, there’s some spotlight, and also a bit of projected-light on the back wall showing the orchestra’s name. On this occasion, we were awaiting the delight of a performance of Mozart’s Requiem. Linked to Becky’s January Squares challenge – words ending in light.

January Light: Campbeltown

A shot from Campbeltown in November 2018. We arrived as the day faded to twilight and the buildings, including this clock-tower, were illuminated by spotlights. Linked to Becky’s current square challenge #JanuaryLight, but I confess I originally took this for her December 2018 challenge, #TimesSquare, which I failed to enter. Just shows nothing is ever wasted!

January Light: Provosts’ lamps

lamplight trio of squares today. The residence of the Provost (Mayor), or Lord Provost, used to be denoted by a special decorative streetlight in Scottish towns and cities. Many still exist. The daylight example above is from Lanark, the twilight shot is from Broughty Ferry near Dundee, and the lamp taken in darkness is from Glasgow. Linked to Becky’s January Squares Challenge – words ending in light.

January Light: Nick Cave

Spotlight on Nick Cave – I have lost count of the number of his concerts I have attended, this being the last one, at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro in September 2017. It’s not great quality, taken on a phone in the dark, but I love it. It’s the best photo either of us has ever managed at a gig (so it’s probably John’s) and it really captures the moment. We both got to touch him as he crowd-surfed that evening, and I was almost trampled underfoot at the end when a few fans were allowed onto the stage. Happy days! He’s coming to Glasgow again in May, and guess who has tickets?

Linked to Becky’s January Squares challenge – words ending in light.