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Glasgow is an interesting city for photography and though the weather was not truly in our favour, I was still eager to capture Bells Bridge as it lead across the river to the Armadillo Building.

Bell's Bridge was built in 1988 and was originally a temporary footbridge crossing, made to connect the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre with the Glasgow Garden Festival of the same year.

It is called Bell's Bridge in recognition of Bell's Whisky, which sponsored the project.

It comprises three spans, two partially supported by a white needle-shaped pylon. The bridge is able to rotate on its south pier, allowing larger vessels to pass and reach the upper Clyde.


The Armadillo Building (originally called the Clyde Auditorium) was designed by architects Foster and Partners, and it is a construction capable of seating 3,000 people - (hence the name '3k' Armadillo) It was started in September 1995, and was completed in August 1997, by which time it had earned its affectionate nickname, due to the similarity of its shape to that of the animal of the same name.

I will add a workshop capturing Bell's Bridge from the opposite side.

Thank you for your interest, Bev :-)

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