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University of Glasgow from Bar Hill

University of Glasgow from Bar Hill
Now here’s an interesting photo. I’ve said many times that the University Tower is visible from quite a few places around the city of Glasgow, but from some 15 kilometers away?

Went on another field trip with the Level 1 Archaeology course today, this time to Dunblane Cathedral, Doune Castle (where they filmed parts of Monty Python and the Holy Grail), Tappoch Borch and finally the Roman Fort at Bar Hill, located close to the town of Twechar in East Dunbartonshire, some 15 kilometers from Glasgow. The lecturer mentioned that on a clear day one could see the highrises of Glasgow from the hill fort, and, as it was a relatively clear day, I took my camera with a 20x zoom and started taking a few photos of Glasgow. Lo and behold, amongst Glasgow’s highrises was a rather distinctly familiar looking tower. If you can’t find it in the photo above, it’s directly in the middle of the shot.

Anyone know where specifically the highrises in the photo are?

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2 responses

  1. John Martin

    When I was an engineering student at the Uni in the early seventies, I was interested in photography, purchasing my first SLR camera and several lens. With a 400mm telephoto lens and a 3 times tele converter I once took a colour slide photo from the Lyle Hill in Greenock, in which the University Tower was clearly visible when the photo was projected.

    My photo was not as sharp or clear as the photo from Twechar, but then the Lyle Hill is about 32km (or 20 miles) from the University.

    April 7, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    • Wow, 32km… That’s pretty impressive. If I ever find myself in that neck of the woods I’ll make sure I give it a shot myself. Then again, I guess I’d need to upgrade my equipment before that, as what I’m currently using is not an SLR nor does its zoom capabilities exactly stand up to a 400mm telephoto lens. =)

      April 8, 2010 at 9:48 pm

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