Wednesday, April 25, 2012


I think the feeling is mutual. Everyone we met, and I mean literally everyone was so warm and friendly to us. Yes, most of the people did recognize Ed but for the few who didn't they made their city seem like a home away from home. And in all honesty we were considering canceling our trip after hearing a show on NPR about Glasgow being the murder capital of Europe!!! Ed did do some further research and read all kinds of stories about the "Glasgow smile", that I don't really want to go into detail about it. If you really want to know what it is you can look it for yourself. I think after some thought we just realized that any city can have it's negative points, it's just a matter of doing a little, (or a lot) of research and being smart about your choices. We learned which areas to avoid and we did. All I can say is is that I can't wait to go back!!! And I didn't even mention all delicious vegan food there!!!!!
No ammo, just a fashion accessory.
I wish I would've taken 2 steps closer! This young woman was so nice when I stopped her for her photo. I just loved how well dress and put together she was. I blew the photo though. I think sometimes I get to excited and just spaz out on people.


Grant said...

I thought us Americans were the only ones who love guns, kitties and ol' glory.

I love the way all of your subjects smile and look proud. You really have a way of making people feel at ease when shooting.

Paul said...

Never heard of the Glasgow smile before - it would normally be referred to as the Chelsea smile. And Chelsea being in London just goes to show how all of our cities can build reputations.

The Glasgow kiss on the other hand...

That's a truly authentic Glaswegian introduction.