Thursday, 5 April 2012

Glasgow at night

I don't go out at night in Glasgow. I walk home after work far more than what is reasonably safe. Glasgow is, unfortunately, a dangerous city between the hours of 7PM and 6AM. Random violent crimes (stranger rapes, muggings, stabbings) happen often enough and wide spread enough that saying "it only happens in the east end" or "you're fine if you stay out of trouble" are meaningless rationalizations.

It's a shame, because Glasgow is a beautiful city, and despite the drunk and disorderly downtown area on friday and saturday night, it is a beautiful city to walk around at night.

Here are some photos of Glasgow at night by Jason Hawke in his series 'Britain at Night'

Cars drive along the M8 motorway in Glasgow at night
Picture: Jason Hawkes / Barcroft Media

The Gallery of Modern Art on Glasgow's Royal Exchange Square at night
Picture: Jason Hawkes / Barcroft Media
An aerial view of George Square in Glasgow
Picture: Jason Hawkes / Barcroft Media

The Clyde and central Glasgow at night
Picture: Jason Hawkes / Barcroft Media
A view of the Riverside Museum: Scotland's Museum of Transport and Travel,
and the tall ship Glenlee, in Glasgow
Picture: Jason Hawkes / Barcroft Media

4 comments:

  1. it's not even a very safe or nice city during the day!!!

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  2. Beautiful photos. Thank you.

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  3. These are lovely photos! Do you have anymore?
    I would also like to add Glasgow is a tremendous city with lovely friendly people.
    Every city has its share of crime and Glasgow will be no different. I have been visiting Glasgow for over 20 years and have yet to see any aggro! Touch wood. . .
    I LOVE THE PLACE!!!

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  4. Glasgow is no worse than any other british city in fact its better because Glaswegians are better

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