V&A

The sun has been shining fierce lately. So I went for a wander around the waterfront in Dundee. With such an impressive and imposing building it’s easy for the smaller details to be dwarfed.

I liked this photograph because of the beautiful purple Alliums at the base of the V&A.

Not long till the V&A opens in Dundee. September 15th is just around the corner and I cannot wait to get a closer look at this magnificent building

Turner Contemporary View

The Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal. Always looks small in most photographs, but when you have people in there for scale you can see just how massive it is. I took this almost 6 years ago. Hopefully it won’t be another 6 before I visit again.

Caird Hall

Walked past the Caird Hall in Dundee today.

The city square is looking great these days.

The place will be buzzing in the summertime.

Alexander Street Multis

The Alexander Street multi-storey housing tower blocks were scheduled for demolition on the 31st of July 2011 (today). The four large blocks were built in the 1960s and housed upwards of 400 families at their peak.

Around 600 homes and 50+ businesses in the local area were evacuated before the Maxwelltown, Carnegie, Jamaica and Wellington flats on Alexander Street were brought down by controlled explosions.

The demolitions were part of Dundee’s current regeneration which includes the total redevelopment of the city’s expansive waterfront and the new V&A museum due to open on the Quayside in the coming years.

St Peter’s Seminary, Cardross 2008

St. Peter’s Seminary is a disused Roman Catholic seminary near Cardross, Argyll and Bute, Scotland. Designed by the firm of Gillespie, Kidd and Coia, it has been described by the international architecture conservation organisation DOCOMOMO as a modern “building of world significance”. It is one of only 42 post-war buildings in Scotland to be listed at Category A, the highest level of protection for a building of “special architectural or historic interest”. It has been abandoned since the end of the 1980s, and is currently in a ruinous state. Despite a number of proposals for reuse or renovation of the building, its future remains insecure.

Pipe Dreams

Not usually what I photograph but I love the interior of this building in Dundee. The pipe work is tremendous. I’m just glad that if something went wrong with it that I’m not the one to fix it all.

UK Snow, Dundee’s Cold Snap

From a walk in the city of Dundee, Scotland tonight. Scotland and indeed most of the United Kingdom has experienced some of its coldest temperatures since records began.

Scotland suffered its earliest snowfall in 17 years when in some places several feet of snow fell causing serious disruption to transport networks as well as other infrastructure. I took the opportunity to try and get some winter photographs of my home city under the snow.

IdN™ Magazine® — IdN v17n5

I’ve signage photography appearing in the next issue of IDN Magazine including the cover shot.

Photography was for Marque Creative & North Glasgow College.

Glamis Castle at Night

After an evening spent in the grounds of Glamis Castle I thought I’d grab a quick photograph of the silhouette of the grand building with the starry sky in the background.

I used my Panasonic GF1 with a 20mm F1.8 lens mounted to a tripod to capture this. Quite happy with the way this came out. Impressed by the GF1s noise handling abilities.