January Squares: Up

Becky has been running her daily Square Challenge throughout January with the theme of Up. I’ve been too busy completing my Fife posts until now, but I thought I’d chuck in a few ideas before the end of the month. A guest appearance, if you like. The first images are all Glasgow, starting with lit UP, above, which shows the lamps on Kirklee Bridge late on a winter’s afternoon.

Close by in Clouston Street I found strung UP. Did three people walk home shoeless?

Stepping UP to Maryhill we find Stair Street which is, literally, a flight of stairs and nothing else.

Also in Maryhill is this once fresh mural, now covered UP. The tweet below shows how it used to be.

Once UPon a time – this fairytale in Hamiltonhill is made UP.

Looking UPhill at Gardner Street in Partick.

Gulls lined UP on the railings at Glasgow Harbour.

Moving out of Glasgow, this view of Paisley Town Hall reflected in the White Cart Water is UPside down.

UP in the air on the Fife coast.

And finally, a beautiful memory from our Hebridean hop a few years ago: Scarista beach on Harris. John has his trousers rolled UP and is contemplating a paddle.


  1. I remember having to parallel park on a hill for my driver’s test when I was sixteen. The trick was to angle the wheels toward the curb while also ending up in the right position in the parking spot. Looking at this photo of Gardner Street, it looks like hardly anyone turned their wheels toward the curb. Maybe that’s not a rule there?