Street View fun

March 21, 2009

Google Street View was launched in the UK this week, so like many people I had a look around my area to see if I had been caught picking my nose or scratching myself.  However, I don’t seem to be around my flat, I’m not in the coffee shop or walking about the neighborhood.  I’m not driving because I found where my car was parked.  So basically I have no idea where I am on Street View.

streetview-woodlandsWhat I did find just around the corner was that there was a comfy chair ‘at’ the bus stop around the corner.  I remember this being there for a few weeks,  it doesn’t seem to have been picked up by any of the papers as one of the odd things to find on streetview, but I like it and wonder how long it will be there and if those hilarious drunken students(*) who played this prank know that their hard work has been recorded in this way.

streetview-woodlands2(*) ok so it may not have been students, or indeed drunk and call me boring but I don’t think it is hilarious either I have just typecast them – it’s my blog, I can do that.

Photos from Carol Service

December 8, 2008

I’ve added some photos from the carol service ( and a few from the sale/craft fair on Saturday) to the St Silas FLICKR group.


Not so innocent!

August 28, 2008

I’ve been working on something that’s turned into a challenge and has been incredibly time consuming. It has also meant I’ve been working on the computer all evening so haven’t felt like posting much. Anyway, here are a few photos I took last month and didn’t get around to…

This grass covered van was parked on Woodlands Road Glasgow,

Innocent 1

Innocent 1

…it is an eye catching advert for Innocent smoothies (which are great by the way, try one!)…

Innocent 2

Innocent 2

…but it turns out not to be all that innocent…

Not so Innocent

Not so Innocent


Beach Photos

July 28, 2008

First day at Ckidz we took some time out at the beach in St Andrews….

Anstruther photos

July 28, 2008

A group of us took an afternoon off from Ckidz
to get some fish and chips in Anstruther and
take lots of photos

If you ever find yourself anywhere near Anstruther you really should try the Anstruther Fish Bar & Restaurant.

Saturday Photo Walk – 14 June 2008

June 15, 2008

Start of the West End Festival, so I went for a walk to see what was going on and to take some pics. On the way I bumped into …

then went to some Allotments


and found…


..and took a bunch more photos which are here..

Then later in the evening as the sun was setting I popped up to make sure this bloke was still sitting on his horse


Surreal: Photographers & Scientology

June 8, 2008

Wikipedia – “Surreal in general means bizarre or dreamlike” which kind of sums up today.

I heard about this thing on the Glasgow FLICKR Group there was mentioned of Flash Mob, Scientology and protesters against Scientology. I gave it a go anyway, met up with Chris and went along to the meet. What was going on was a group of Scientologists had some tables set up offering ‘Stress Tests’ and giving out info about Dianetics.

FLICKR meet 7 June 2008 FLICKR

Then there seemed to be a few people in masks sort of hanging around, but not many people seemed to notice this.


However, gradually it became apparent that there were a whole lot more photographers around than are normally seen in the wild….


Eventually the Scientologists called the Police, the Police talked to the Scientologists


and the Police got their photo taken…


and eventually asked us to move on and leave them to it

which everybody did.

It was an interesting experience, but certainly bizarre and dreamlike, so very Surreal.

My photo set from this & the Glasgow FLICKR Group.