Last week I was in a car going past the athlete's village. There was police everywhere and some streets around it had gates and security on them. It must be hard for the people living nearby but I think they are taking it in their stride and with a dose of good Glasgow humour.
The opening ceremony is said to have been watched by a billion people, now that's a lot. I have to say I had a few cringing moments during the first part of the action when Glasgow comic Karen Dunbar was singing, a singer she is not. John Barrowman was his usual cheesy self and there were too many cliches for my liking, and much better talent, but that's just my opinion.
The rest of the show was wonderful and it was lovely to see the pride and the pleasure on the faces of the athletes representing their country. I loved the Red Arrows fly past and ran to the window to see if they were flying my way but we live just too far from stadium to see them.
I had not been in to Glasgow city centre for a few years mainly because we have a huge shopping centre nearby and there was no need to. However in the last few weeks I have been a lady who lunches and have been in the city twice so yesterday I thought, why not make it three times and see what's happening.
This was Glasgow about ten days ago.
|Poor guys, no one is listening.|
|Poshest place to shop. My aunt used to tell me you had to pay to speak to the doorman. He always spoke to me and I never answered him. No doorman now.|
|I have never noticed the top of this building before. Only had my phone with no zoom.|
|In Buchanan St watching the group below|
|This group was super. You can see the amount of people watching now reflected in window.|
|Obligatory balloon seller|
|There was a queue to have your photo taken inside this.|
|People queued here for 3 hrs in the sun for tickets and souvenirs|
|Ah isn't he cute but prickly?|
|Not an empty seat. I sat on that wee kerb on the right,had a hard time getting back up.|
|You have to be fit to attend these games.|
|City Chambers and cenotaph|
|People enjoying the sun in George Sq.|
Hubby and I are going back into the city on Saturday as I'm sure it will even be busier then and we want to experience the holiday vibe.We will use public transport as there is just no point trying to get your car anywhere near the buzz.
I hope you enjoyed my glimpse of a busy, sunny Glasgow.