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Pollok House is the ancestral home of the Maxwell family and lies within Pollok Country Park, Glasgow.
It was built in 1752 although the Library wing which this view focusses on was added later.
The house was gifted by Dame Anne Maxwell Macdonald in 1966 to the City of Glasgow, and it is now managed by the National Trust for Scotland.
The Estate was owned by the family for 700 years.

My thanks to all who commented on My Friendly Neighbourhood Heron and with special thanks to Malcolm {M_squared}, Lynne {LynneJoyce}, Sie {SUE118}, Trev {TrevBatWCC}, Ju {JuBarney} and Alun {Tynnwrllunlau} for their user awards.

Ronnie.

Camera:Nikon D700 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:DX 18-200mm.
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:"Pollok House"
Username:RonnieAG RonnieAG
Uploaded:26 Apr 2013 - 9:13 AM
Tags:Architecture, Glasgow, Nts, PC Park, Pollok House
Votes:Voting Disabled

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6519 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2013 - 9:25 AM

700 years in the family so a brave decision to hand it over, a nice clear shot Ronnie. - gary

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 1Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2013 - 9:28 AM

A great image of a great building, well framed by the treesSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile



Cliff

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2013 - 9:31 AM

Super image Ronnie, excellent composition, beautifully captured and presented

Hugh

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2013 - 9:35 AM

The perfect composition, Ronnie, a very beautiful house. Carol

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johnjo58
johnjo58 e2 Member 3johnjo58 vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2013 - 9:38 AM

Very nice ROnnie, like the framing. IMHO a little more lawn leading into the house may have led the eye to the building, still a great photo
David

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
26 Apr 2013 - 9:39 AM

What an impressive place this is Ronnie !! Excellent photo !! Great background info too Smile

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NDODS
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26 Apr 2013 - 9:53 AM

An informative foreword supported by a wonderfully composed image, the tree lined grass avenue making for a beautiful lead into the heart of the image and this glorious example of Scottish architecture.

Regards Nathan

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Badgerfred
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26 Apr 2013 - 10:10 AM

Like the detail and natural framing in this Ronnie, super image,
Fred.

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NaturesHaven
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26 Apr 2013 - 10:16 AM

Nice leafy avenue................it will be when the trees are alive once more..............nice manicured gardens in the front of the house............GrinGrinGrinGrin

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adrian_w
adrian_w e2 Member 63279 forum postsadrian_w vcard Scotland4 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2013 - 10:21 AM

Good composition, I like the symmetry of this one.

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WhiteRose1
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26 Apr 2013 - 10:22 AM

Spot on with the composition, Ronnie, an excellent lead-in with the front trees forming a frame then funneling you down to the House. The silver bark provides a lovely side show against the greenery as well.

Dave

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boov
boov  1 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2013 - 10:25 AM

Great shot,, love the silver birch 'jacquemontii' avenue ...brilliant

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 968 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2013 - 10:30 AM

The ranks of Birch trees frames the house beautifully Ronnie.

Dougie

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nonur
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26 Apr 2013 - 10:34 AM

An exceptionally beautiful shot, Ronnie. The birches and the house match so well, fabulous!

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Fefe
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26 Apr 2013 - 10:37 AM

Beautiful comp and detail Ronnie, lovely imageGrin
Diane

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LynneJoyce
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26 Apr 2013 - 10:55 AM

My word, my favourite clickers are coming up with some beauties today, and this is one of them.

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Chinga
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26 Apr 2013 - 11:12 AM

Beautiful shot Ronnie, a very pleasing composition, light and contrasts and atmosphere! Well seen! IB

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rontear
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26 Apr 2013 - 11:14 AM

Framed well Ronnie.
Ron.

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CaroleS
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26 Apr 2013 - 11:39 AM

Great shot, showing the elegant architecture.

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achieverswales
26 Apr 2013 - 11:49 AM

Excellent processing and composition Ronnie, these are magnificent houses.

Regards

Trev.

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lonely_oryx
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26 Apr 2013 - 11:57 AM

The trees have been used well in the composition

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danbrann
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26 Apr 2013 - 12:09 PM

The trees are just as important as the building. That lawn takes right down that avenue to that fine old building.

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rayme330
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26 Apr 2013 - 12:21 PM

Wonderful symmetry and detail, Ronnie.

Ray

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Caziwinkles
26 Apr 2013 - 12:31 PM

Excellent detail and framing to this rather symmetrical image. A fantastic house! Smile

Carol

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TrevBatWCC
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26 Apr 2013 - 12:38 PM

A lovely building and very nicely composed and captured, Ronnie Smile
Trev Smile

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Daisymaye
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26 Apr 2013 - 1:26 PM

Such a lovely entry to the library. Beautifully captured Ronnie......Sandy

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taggart
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26 Apr 2013 - 1:36 PM

A lovely view, the simple garden with the white birch trees make a wonderful lead into the library proper! NICE!

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DicksPics
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26 Apr 2013 - 1:37 PM

I love the way the silver birches and lawn lead you toward this impressive building, Ronnie!
How do you manage to avoid people in your NTS photos?!Wink

Richard

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26 Apr 2013 - 3:09 PM

Wonderful image and info Ronnie, thank you.
Brian

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26 Apr 2013 - 5:03 PM

grand comp ronnie wonderful detail and tones a beauty nice one Wink
andy

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26 Apr 2013 - 5:12 PM

what an excellent composition - love how the trees lead into the images - Elizabeth xx

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26 Apr 2013 - 5:34 PM

I like the view point and comp' here Ronnie, smashing! as we say down here in the lower part of the UK.

John Smile

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26 Apr 2013 - 6:05 PM

A wonderful image Ronnie and thanks for the great info Smile
Jan

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26 Apr 2013 - 7:48 PM

It looks a spooky place.

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26 Apr 2013 - 8:21 PM

The perspective of the Birch trees really enhance this image Ronnie.
Brian.

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Irishkate
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26 Apr 2013 - 10:02 PM

The silver birch barks harmonise beautifully with the stone of the building.
I heard on news tonight the museum is to be closed for four years for renovation!
I hope they still keep everything open or you'll be lost!
KateGrinGrinGrin

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26 Apr 2013 - 11:21 PM

Beautiful house.. I would like to visit it if ...

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27 Apr 2013 - 2:34 AM

Great capture of this unique place…...GrinWink

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digital_boi
27 Apr 2013 - 10:56 AM

Good morning Ronnie did not get a chance to look at this one yesterday so playing catch up nicely framed by the two rows of silver birch it is a grand house for sure and I have just realised I have never been inside the place!! was pleased to hear that the Burrell is going to be renovated it is long overdue for sure

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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28 Apr 2013 - 5:59 PM

A fine view of the house and an interesting narrative to accompany it, i like the silver birches lined up on either side

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