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"Highrise Havoc"

By RonnieAG
A view from the top of Queen's Park and looking NE across the city of Glasgow with it's many HR flats........Glasgow Cathedral is the green roofed building at centre.
This is panoramic image from two images stitched together in Photoshop, and was taken on a hot slightly hazy summer day recently.

My thanks as ever for all the comments on Clematic Duo and with special thanks to Lynne {LynneJoyce}, Netta {netta1234}, Trev {TrevBatWCC}, Ann {plucky filly} and Ju {JuBarney} for their User Awards.


PS. ...... for those who may be interested, the two large near flats are in the Gorbals area, the red and white ones lie north of the river between Royston Road and Charles Street and the multicoloured complex far right are the Red Road flats: the Campsie Hills lie in the b/g ........ R.

Tags: General Glasgow Panorama Architecture High rise flats

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
29 Jul 2013 8:18AM
Could almost be a scene taken in New York, Ronnie Smile An excellent panoramic view. Carol

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widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
29 Jul 2013 8:22AM
Great view of your wonderful city Ronnie , nice work.

Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
29 Jul 2013 8:25AM
A lovely panorama Ronnie !!
Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2013 8:31AM
Lovely city scene here Ronnie - love how the high rise flats are scattered amidst the low buildings. Great backdrop of the hills. Smile

29 Jul 2013 8:31AM
Fine composition Ronnie,
User_Removed 13 386 2 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2013 8:34AM
Excellent capture Ronnie. Smile
richmowil Plus
9 334 2 England
29 Jul 2013 8:38AM
Good use of the compression effect on the telephoto!! Nice Image!! I like it a lot!!
Jasper87 Plus
8 1.9k 150 England
29 Jul 2013 8:39AM
Didn't realise Glasgow looked so colourful, Ronnie TongueGrin. The panorama presentation has the effect (on my monitor) of almost putting you in the scene.

nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
29 Jul 2013 8:51AM
I like the haze that separates the rest from the foreground, a very nice shot, Ronnie.
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
29 Jul 2013 8:55AM
Impressive panoramic view.

NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
29 Jul 2013 9:06AM
A different POV of the city...............a shame peeps have to live in these high rise flats............but if space is at a premium..........a colourful scene............GrinGrinGrin
rontear Plus
14 8 8 England
29 Jul 2013 9:20AM
Civilisation, Ronnie. Well composed.
rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2013 9:32AM
A wonderful panoramic image Ronnie, lots of detail and I love the pastel colours.

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2013 9:35AM
Every one standing tall and proud
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2013 10:32AM
Quite like the semi-silhouetted mountains in the background

boov 5 2 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2013 10:45AM
Great take again (whatever the subject)
29 Jul 2013 10:48AM
its for sure shows off the extent of the high rise living across the city great detail Ronnie and quite a lot have been demolished and still some to go to extent of the detail captured is superb a fine capture cross Glasgow.

Ps just sent you some old pics found on net

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2013 10:50AM
Urban sprawl makes for great imagery, and this is just another point in fact. There is both clarity and detail in-depth thanks to your chosen aperture , however at the same time the light of sight has been reduced dramatically with the 70-300mm lens. An unusual choice for this particular genre, yet at the same time it has allowed one to wander without wandering to far, and getting swamped up within the image.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 149 16 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2013 10:54AM
A super urban image Ronnie, like the comp.Smile

netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
29 Jul 2013 11:40AM
This is a Brilliant panorama image Ronnie.I dont think I've seen so much buildings before.
Well not around here anywaySmileSmile
Irishkate Plus
7 41 112 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2013 11:48AM
A great overview of Glasgow and out to the hills beyond.
I think it is well to remember that there are a great many parks within Glasgow
too (how many is it Ronnie ?).
It is a great city for shops and restaurants but I must admit I wouldn't like to live
in a high rise flat.
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2013 11:55AM
Wow Ronnie, perfect verticals in this incredibly complex urban scene, very impressive. A fascinating shot.
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2013 12:00PM
mikbee 10 3 8 Scotland
29 Jul 2013 12:34PM
It is a bit of a Glasgow landmark the high rise flats Ronnie.
In comparison,Edinburgh has not that many I reckon !!
Good view here.
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
29 Jul 2013 1:03PM
Kate, in answer to your question, there are over 70 public parks within the city boundaries, about 18 major ones, and many smaller.
The larger ones are Alexandra Park, Auchinlea Park, Bellahouston Park, Botanic Gardens, Darnley Mill Park, Dawsholm Park, Glasgow Green, Hogganfield Park, Kelvingrove Park, Linn Park, Pollok Country Park, Queen's Park, Ruchhill Park, Springburn Park, Tollcross Park and Victoria Park.
danbrann 13 636 17
29 Jul 2013 2:05PM
What a superb informative Image Ronnie. It tells us a tremendous amount about your great city.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
29 Jul 2013 2:29PM
A great bit of joining together, Ronnie Wink A super panorama of the city - the cathedral looks dwarfed by the high rise flats.
Trev Smile
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
29 Jul 2013 3:06PM
Excellent stitching--- I am fascinated by the many colored HR buildings-- much nicer than just grey!
saltireblue Plus
7 7.6k 33 Norway
29 Jul 2013 3:44PM
No matter what pretty colours they paint the towers, they are still not the ideal place to live. Schemies and areas like the Gorbals had (still have?) a reputation that lingers and is hard to be quit...

Good stitching, Ronnie, as Eric said to can't see the join.Grin

chensuriashi Plus
11 275 17 England
29 Jul 2013 4:07PM
Nice shot Ronnie of the past and the present. On the up in Scotland but here in Blackpool the high rises are going to come down. Wink Chen
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2013 5:07PM
I really wouldn't like to live in a high rise - I'd miss my garden and the open space - but a fine panorama of your home town Ronnie.
moiral 7 12 Scotland
29 Jul 2013 5:29PM
Thought I recognised my hometown skyline here Ronnie. Had a great time looking to see what I recognised - not too much I hasten to add. Did pick out the cathedral and Glasgow Royal. The Red Road flats used to be the highest in Europe but believe that some were taken down earlier this year. 30 storeys high - wouldn't fancy living in that. A wee bit further along to the left and you would have included where I was brought up. Fly over now right over my old street.
Lovely piece of work.
29 Jul 2013 6:05PM
Nice to see the Cathedral towering above the rest Ronnie.

John Smile
JOKEN 8 3 10 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2013 6:56PM
Excellent clarity in this fine cityscape.
8 10 10 England
29 Jul 2013 7:11PM
You've stitched this beautifully Ronnie and what a superb view across the city.
Nigeve1 Plus
4 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2013 7:35PM
The shape and colour of the buildings work really well against the hazy mountains in the background.
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
29 Jul 2013 7:40PM
an impressive panorama shot, well done I would never have noticed that it is assembled in PS!
SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2013 8:55PM
Lovely shot.
geffers7 Plus
7 51 1 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2013 9:21PM
Brings back memoreies Ronnie - lovely shot.
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2013 9:31PM
sharp as a new pin Ronnie
29 Jul 2013 10:06PM
Ronnie stunning clarity in this one, like it very much. Im thinking about a morning shot on the river, its been in my head to do for a while........this has inspired me to have a drive round at weekend and look at some spots.

johnlw 11 1 10 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2013 10:10PM
Lovely landscape of a beautiful City.Smile
Regards John.
29 Jul 2013 10:29PM
This is a top shot showing great detail
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2013 6:59AM
Well we have got a Queens Park here in London and it doesn't look one bit like that Ronnie!
Yours is just splendid! What a view... IB
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2013 3:30PM
Excellent shot Ronnie,

Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
17 Aug 2013 1:12PM
A wonderful cityscape Ronnie, this is an impressive view of the Glasgow skyline. Reading Carol G;' comment comparing this with the Big Apple goodness knows what she has been drinking, methinks she's been out in the baking sun too long sipping something strong!Tongue lol
viscostatic 11 35 5 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2013 7:39PM
The ever changing city. Well photographed here Ronnie.


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