January Light: churches

Two churches in Glasgow’s West End, both with spectacular floodlight. Above, Wellington Church (Thomas Lennox Watson, 1883-4) with its splendid Corinthian columns. Below, Kelvinside Hillhead Parish Church (James Sellar, 1876) modelled on the Sainte-Chapelle in Paris.

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


34 thoughts on “January Light: churches

  1. Jackie January 29, 2020 / 19:51

    So majestic, more like a Roman temple.


  2. BeckyB January 29, 2020 / 18:23

    What fabulous lighting – is this an everyday occurrence or for something special?


  3. maristravels January 29, 2020 / 15:47

    I have no problem with floodlighting beautiful buildings or statues; rather use the energy for that than for some of the useless purposes I see otherwise. Maybe put a ban on office buildings and shops wasting energy. My local council re-did our street lighting and now I can hardly see my way home at night as they’ve replaced our own perfect lighting with ‘saver’ bulbs which have no radius and only serve to pinpoint an area. If you persuade yours to do something, make sure the bulbs are fit for purpose. Lovely pix by the way.


  4. TanGental January 29, 2020 / 14:10

    Jemima was ahead of me. I have an awfully ambivalent relationship these days with floodlit buildings. They look fab as these do but… life isn’t made easy is it?!

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    • Anabel @ The Glasgow Gallivanter January 29, 2020 / 14:41

      Very true, and I’m ashamed to say I hadn’t given it much thought till Jemima mentioned it. However, I’m quite glad of the Hillhead floodlight at night: it’s on quite a badly lit side street on my way home so it’s quite helpful. Better streetlights would, of course, be a better answer.

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      • TanGental January 29, 2020 / 23:46

        The super posh private school near us, Dulwich College is a magnificent building but always floodlit. Feels obscene frankly


  5. Heyjude January 29, 2020 / 12:05

    You can see where the influence came from for that first one! Magnificently lit.

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  6. Jemima Pett January 29, 2020 / 11:26

    Much as I dislike the waste of energy floodlighting buildings, I must admit it shows off their beauty.

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  7. hilarymb January 29, 2020 / 11:19

    Hi Anabel – great photos and yes those Corinthian columns are pretty outstanding! Cheers Hilary


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