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"Pollok House"

By RonnieAG
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.


Tags: Glasgow Architecture Nts Pollok House PC Park

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gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
26 Apr 2013 9:25AM
700 years in the family so a brave decision to hand it over, a nice clear shot Ronnie. - gary

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Nikonuser1 Plus
5 152 16 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2013 9:28AM
A great image of a great building, well framed by the treesSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2013 9:31AM
Super image Ronnie, excellent composition, beautifully captured and presented

CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
26 Apr 2013 9:35AM
The perfect composition, Ronnie, a very beautiful house. Carol
johnjo58 7 2 5 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2013 9:38AM
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
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
26 Apr 2013 9:39AM
What an impressive place this is Ronnie !! Excellent photo !! Great background info too Smile
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2013 9:53AM
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
26 Apr 2013 10:10AM
Like the detail and natural framing in this Ronnie, super image,
NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
26 Apr 2013 10:16AM
Nice leafy will be when the trees are alive once more..............nice manicured gardens in the front of the house............GrinGrinGrinGrin
adrian_w Plus
10 3.7k 4 England
26 Apr 2013 10:21AM
Good composition, I like the symmetry of this one.
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
26 Apr 2013 10:22AM
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.

boov 5 2 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2013 10:25AM
Great shot,, love the silver birch 'jacquemontii' avenue ...brilliant
26 Apr 2013 10:30AM
The ranks of Birch trees frames the house beautifully Ronnie.

nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
26 Apr 2013 10:34AM
An exceptionally beautiful shot, Ronnie. The birches and the house match so well, fabulous!
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2013 10:37AM
Beautiful comp and detail Ronnie, lovely imageGrin
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2013 10:55AM
My word, my favourite clickers are coming up with some beauties today, and this is one of them.
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2013 11:12AM
Beautiful shot Ronnie, a very pleasing composition, light and contrasts and atmosphere! Well seen! IB
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
26 Apr 2013 11:14AM
Framed well Ronnie.
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2013 11:39AM
Great shot, showing the elegant architecture.
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
26 Apr 2013 11:49AM
Excellent processing and composition Ronnie, these are magnificent houses.


lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
26 Apr 2013 11:57AM
The trees have been used well in the composition
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
26 Apr 2013 12:09PM
The trees are just as important as the building. That lawn takes right down that avenue to that fine old building.
rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2013 12:21PM
Wonderful symmetry and detail, Ronnie.

Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2013 12:31PM
Excellent detail and framing to this rather symmetrical image. A fantastic house! Smile

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
26 Apr 2013 12:38PM
A lovely building and very nicely composed and captured, Ronnie Smile
Trev Smile
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
26 Apr 2013 1:26PM
Such a lovely entry to the library. Beautifully captured Ronnie......Sandy
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
26 Apr 2013 1:36PM
A lovely view, the simple garden with the white birch trees make a wonderful lead into the library proper! NICE!
26 Apr 2013 1:37PM
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

Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2013 3:09PM
Wonderful image and info Ronnie, thank you.
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2013 5:03PM
grand comp ronnie wonderful detail and tones a beauty nice one Wink
sable 10 9 7 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2013 5:12PM
what an excellent composition - love how the trees lead into the images - Elizabeth xx
26 Apr 2013 5:34PM
I like the view point and comp' here Ronnie, smashing! as we say down here in the lower part of the UK.

John Smile
26 Apr 2013 6:05PM
A wonderful image Ronnie and thanks for the great info Smile
SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2013 7:48PM
It looks a spooky place.
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
26 Apr 2013 8:21PM
The perspective of the Birch trees really enhance this image Ronnie.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2013 10:02PM
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!
xwang 9 56 8
26 Apr 2013 11:21PM
Beautiful house.. I would like to visit it if ...
Jocelia 6 2 1 Australia
27 Apr 2013 2:34AM
Great capture of this unique place…...GrinWink
27 Apr 2013 10:56AM
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

Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
28 Apr 2013 5:59PM
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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