Weekend in Glasgow - Part 1 - Getting a Feel for the Place

As always, our motto is 'every place is worth visiting at least once'.  With this in mind, we set out from Dublin to Glasgow for a weekend jaunt.  We've been to Edinburgh but weren't sure what to expect from this corner of Scotland that has a more rough and tumble reputation.  It didn't help that it was raining when we arrived but we didn't let a bit of bad weather get in the way.  We took a walk down pedestrianized Buchanan St.
It looked like some new developments were on the horizon with major demolition taking place.
The neon Apple logo is a nice contrast to the facade of this classic building.
I saw this bright blue 'Police' kiosk and wasn't sure what to make of it.
We stepped out of the rain and into the lovely Argyle Shopping Arcade.
A message from a bygone era (1904!) still adorns the wall:  Notice: Parties taking Shelter from the Weather are requested to pass into the inside of the ARCADE and not to stand in the passage. No Dogs Allowed.
Glaswegians know how to handle the rain in style.  We walked behind two elderly ladies, one with a shiny silver umbrella.
We continued our walk through Merchant City.
We were intrigued by McDonalds...McDonalds Bakers, that is.
We popped in to sample some sweet treats.  There wasn't a French fry to be found anywhere.
The window and open door of Mrs. Mitchell's Sweetie Shop beckoned.
We bought a small bag of Lucky Tatties.  I thought they would be cream flavored with a light dusting of cinnamon on the outside.  My mistake!  They taste overpoweringly of cinnamon and are hot.  These candies aren't for the faint of heart.
We passed Trongate which stood out brightly among the gray surroundings.
We passed a bakery specializing in fondant topped cupcakes and wedding cakes.
We popped into the weekend market at Merchant Square.
We couldn't resist Lady G's whimsical cupcakes.  We tried Sticky Toffee and Chocolate Orange.  Yum!
Glasgow is known for its seafood restaurants.  I liked this little fishy sculpted from faux foliage.
We finished our walk by admiring the eclectic mix of architecture that abounds in Merchant City.
Despite the rain, our trip was off to a fun start with an invigorating walk.



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Sidewalk Safari | Part-time Travel Blog: Weekend in Glasgow - Part 1 - Getting a Feel for the Place
Weekend in Glasgow - Part 1 - Getting a Feel for the Place
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