Goth meets Visual Kei, Aristocrat style.
Thanks to Raven for the snap.
|I am a terrible photographer|
Classical inspiration in an ornate facade.
Gorgeous columns - I wish shopping centres were still built this fancy!
On the way to the Necropolis, we found some public art with a Pagan theme at the corner of Shuttle St. and George St. - stone benches around a well converted into what appears to be a fire-pit, with a circle carved into the paving around the well/fire with symbols for the four elements and rather poetic invocations of them, with a mini "avenue" of stones engraved with natural and spiritual poetry. It looked fairly recent, and the iconography seems genuinely Pagan, so it made me curious. This is something I would really like to know more about, so if any Glaswegian readers know more about it and care to enlighten me, do tell me.
Rows Of Graves - here they look jumbled!
View it on Google's satellite imaging and you'll see the neat rows.
|An Eerie Mausoleum... Can I Live There?|
|I have no idea what this building is except pretty.|
|Look! Warm colours!|
On the way back, only a few doors down, is a secondhand book-shop. Its atrium is stacked to the brim with books being sold at £1 each. I spotted a book on Pre-Raphaelites from the street (I'm not joking, I really did... I'm not sure if that makes me eagle-eyes or obsessed.) which was my bargain of the day. I didn't have time for a proper look 'round but it looked like the sort of book shop where many a bargain may be found. I think I spotted an old edition of a collection of Wordsworth's poems with a beautiful gilt hardback cove, which would have been nice to add to my collection of Romantic poetry books.