Your University, One Photo at a Time

Welcome to the Glasgow University Photo Blog!

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Welcome to the Glasgow University Photo blog!

Welcome to a photographic daily journal showcasing the campus and the buildings, the student life and the academic life, at the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world, the University of Glasgow.

So what is the Glasgow University Photo blog all about?

It’s about the photos, first and foremost. It’s about showing one person’s view of the University. It’s about exploring the University through photographs, and by taking those photographs. The idea is to publish a single photo every day starting today.

I open this photo blog with a week-long introduction to the University of Glasgow. The first 7 photos will be very touristy shots from around the campus, portraying some of the oldest, largest, tallest, most interesting and most important buildings that make up the university. Each of the photos will appear with a short caption, explaining further what the picture depicts. The same pattern will continue throughout the summer until the 2009/2010 Academic Year kicks off with a fresh batch of students and Freshers’ Week on September 14th. Until then, during the summer months, I will be posting some of the best shots I took during my first year at Glasgow University.

The inaugural photo of the Glasgow University Photo blog depicts the North Front of the Main Building of Glasgow University. At the front, heavily illuminated, is the section of the Main Building which houses the main section of the Hunterian Museum. Lurking in the background is one of the tallest spots in Glasgow, the University Tower. The photo was taken from the other side of University Avenue which runs through the main campus, from Byres Road to Gibson Street.

This view of the University, during the day or at night, in the summer or at winter, is one of the most impressive views of the University. It was this view that made me make up my mind and want to spend at least 4 years of my life here. There will be many more pictures of this view, and especially of the Tower, in the many months to come.

There’ll be another photo tomorrow, and on Wednesday, and on Thursday, and on Friday, and on Saturday, and… oh, I think you see the pattern now.

To find out more about this photo blog, visit the About page, or contact me with any question through the Contact form or by leaving a comment or a question about a photo in the comments section after the particular photo. You can find all the photos on Flickr as they’re uploaded.

In order to stay up to date with the photos, you can do one of three things:

  1. Keep coming back to the site ( The front page will always have the last week’s posts (the last 7 photos), and you can go back a week at a time, or explore by tags, categories, or monthly archives. You know, the slow, old way.
  2. Follow the RSS (Real Simple Syndication) feed [] in a feed reader, which is the new, faster way. More information about RSS feeds can be found on the Subscriptions page.
  3. There’s also the possibility to have a single email sent to you whenever a new photo is published. Technically you will receive a single email every 24 hours (if everything goes according to plan and a photo is published on that day). To subscribe to the daily email, just click here and fill in the subscription form, and the magical emails will start appearing in your inbox.

Further information can be found by visiting the Subscriptions page, or clicking that big orange square at the top-right, under the heading Subscribe!

For now, enjoy the photos as they appear, and welcome to the Glasgow University Photo blog!


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3 responses

  1. Jen


    June 1, 2009 at 8:00 am

    • Fantastic start to the photo blog, thank you for the first comment!

      June 1, 2009 at 10:17 pm

  2. Pingback: University of Glasgow at Night « Glasgow University in Photos

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