I had intended to get the bus in to Glasgow today. Not for anything in particular, just for a walk and a bit of window shopping. I then noticed that I’d just missed the bus and the next one wasn’t for 30 mins. I decided on the spot to drive in instead. 30 mins until the bus then a 40 min bus ride into the city = 1 hour 10 minutes. Drive in and be there in 15 minutes. No Contest. Ok, the bus is free and the parking will cost about a fiver, but still No Contest.
I had a walk down Queen Street to visit the two art shops there – Ok, I wasn’t really window shopping, I was looking for a portable watercolour paint box. Wasn’t sure if I wanted to pay the price tag for the paintboxes in those shops, so I walked on to Millers or whatever its name is now it’s been taken over by an Edinburgh operation. On the way I passed the wee jazz band busking in Argyle Street and playing their heart out. As I walked past them they started into “Singin’ in the Rain” and the heavens opened … and forgot to close. Wish I hadn’t dropped a couple of quid in his hat.
Millers didn’t have the paint box anyway, so I went back to Queen Street and paid the price. On the way there, I waited a while to see if I could get any interesting shots against the giant animal posters. Managed to get a few, then on to Queen Street. After I came out of the Art Store I crossed to the GOMA. As I was walking past the GOMA, this punter puts down what looks like a bodybag and proceeds to get into it and zip it up (Zips inside a bodybag??). On closer inspection it was a suit bag. I thought “ok, one photo” because this guy is a pri**. The last two letters are ‘k’ and ‘c’, but not in that order.
Soaked, I got to the car and drove home. It had cost me £6.00 for the parking, but at least I could drive home in 15 minutes and get dry, rather than wait for a bus and then have to sit in damp clothes for a further 40 minutes. That’s why I use public transport occasionally and drive the rest of the time.