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"Pollok House"

By RonnieAG
The Duo becomes an incidental trio in this side view of Pollok House across the Library Garden.
I have often shown images from Pollok Country Park but seldom of the House.

My thanks to all who took time to comment on Chilling Out.


Pollok House was built in 1752 possibly to designs by William Adam and lies of course within Pollok Country Park. This Neo-Palladium Edwardian house is regarded as one of the finest country houses of it's kind, and yet it lies only 3 miles from Glasgow City centre. It was the ancestral home of the Maxwell family whose successive generations had lived in Pollok Estate for 700 years. It was gifted to the City of Glasgow in 1966 by Dame Anne Maxwell Macdonald, and is now managed for the city by the National Trust for Scotland. It houses an impressive collection of Spanish paintings including some by Goya and El Greco.
The Park also houses the Burrell Collection, over 1000 species of rhododendrons, a collection of highland cattle, working Clydesdale horses, the stable courtyard, demonstration gardens, and a sawmill on the White Cart Water and now the base for Robert Coia, a sculptor in wood. The Park has extensive forests as well as open pasture land, and botanical specimens to keep the enthusiast totally absorbed.

I and the family including Finlay and Brodie (our younger daughter's 'charges') spends many happy hours each week in Pollok Country Park and I have just under 1000 images taken over the years within the Park. So I make no apologies for including the family in some of my shots posted on site here as the above shows.


Tags: Glasgow Architecture Nts Pollok country park Library garden Pollok House Box hedging

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Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
10 May 2014 3:16AM
What beautiful gardens and house. I can see why you go there so often. It must be close to where you live. And a wonderful place to take the family. How nice they allow dogs. A beautiful image you've captured.

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10 May 2014 3:32AM
A grand view.
Very lovely....and a house and grounds as only members of the British Isles can do.

CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
10 May 2014 5:17AM
Finlay and Brodie are always welcome to make appearances here on ePZ, Ronnie, they are becoming quite 'regulars' on site, and who knows, maybe before too long Finlay will be joining as a member, too Wink Carol
ColleenA Plus
5 362 6 Australia
10 May 2014 5:21AM
Never apologise for uploading Brodie and Finlay images they are always a delight to view. They both seem to be enjoying the outing. What beautiful gardens. Interesting info as well
Jocelia 6 2 1 Australia
10 May 2014 5:28AM
The occupants of the garden make this special too.
Your little twosome are always a delight to see…….WinkWinkWink
10 May 2014 6:41AM
Lovely image Ronnie,
10 May 2014 7:23AM
amazeing, Ronnie Wink
Also amazing that they allow dogs into the gardens, good on them.
Looks like "one giant step for boy" here...
Looks like a wonderful place to visit in the summer, the've got a good show of flowers already.

fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
10 May 2014 7:42AM
Interesting info to accompany this fine composition.

LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
10 May 2014 8:04AM
Nice shot with added family interest and no need to apologise for that. I think that everyone who comments on your posts has become very fond of the dynamic duo, Finlay and Brodie.

Your description of Pollock Country Park makes me think that I should make the effort to visit there before we depart the UK forever, but if that doesn't happen, I will just look out for your posts.
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2016 United Kingdom
10 May 2014 8:32AM
This is a lovely composition, Ronnie, with the bright rhododendrons either side, and your subjects in the middle, with the ornamental garden and house ahead. Although we don't see any faces, we know who they are. In fact, I knew this was yours from the thumbnail.
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
10 May 2014 9:39AM
Nice to see the house, looks like the rhodos are in full bloom too - a charming shot Ronnie.
10 May 2014 9:40AM
beautiful shot ! regarding the swan photo of mine as far as i could see they only had 4 but as you so rightly say they could've had a couple more hidden
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
10 May 2014 10:08AM

Quote:Never apologise for uploading Brodie and Finlay images they are always a delight to view. They both seem to be enjoying the outing. What beautiful gardens. Interesting info as well

Thanks for sharing your knowledge and this charming image Ronnie.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
10 May 2014 10:16AM
Excellent Ronnie, love your POV.
capto Plus
6 5.2k 8 United Kingdom
10 May 2014 11:01AM
The most important things about photographs are the memories that they hold. Great memories from a beautiful place here.Smile

bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
10 May 2014 11:26AM
Stunning house and gardens Ronnie a must do next time we are around Scotland. You have captured it beautifully
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
10 May 2014 11:28AM
great comp ronnie love the pov a cracker nice one Wink
rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
10 May 2014 12:47PM
A wonderfully constructed composition, Ronnie. It contains all the elements for a fine shot.

Nikonuser1 Plus
5 152 16 United Kingdom
10 May 2014 12:55PM
Great capture Ronnie, a great write upSmile

10 May 2014 1:10PM
A really lovely shot Ronnie, a lovely comp' with the Human element giving it warmth with a smile.

John Smile
10 May 2014 1:32PM
We, in Glasgow are so lucky really Ronnie the gardeners in our parks do a superb job and yes. it pains me to say but on the dark side as well lol PCP is one of the best for sure, it is always a pleasure to see the comedy Duo in action mentored here by Grandma..... just back from repairing the whiskey barons computer next door hic!

How handy to have a country estate across the road Ronnie, Mrs G has her hands fool here.

nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
10 May 2014 1:51PM
Excellent image, Ronnie, especially with the lovely members of your family.
10 May 2014 2:57PM
Wonderful house and gardens Ronnie and I love any image with Finlay and Brodie. The super duo GrinGrin

saltireblue Plus
8 7.9k 33 Norway
10 May 2014 3:03PM
What a great place this is, Ronnie. You are lucky to have such a wonderful location on your doorstep. Always great to see the human interest (and the four-legged) in your images!

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
10 May 2014 3:28PM
A lovely house, and even lovelier gardens. Looks rather like a maze there in the centre! Smile Very nicely captured image, Ronnie, well framed too by the flowers Wink
Trev Smile
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
10 May 2014 3:30PM
No apologies needed Ronnie
Steps are made for walking down (or up), especially by one's loved ones

Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
10 May 2014 3:52PM
Sounds a lovely place to visit Ronnie.... and lovely they allow dogsGrinGrin
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
10 May 2014 4:20PM
P.S. Forgot to mention, re your comments on those cliffs behind the beach huts in my upload, they were in parts crumbling away. On walking back from Shanklin to Sandown on the cliff top footpath, a couple of sections of the path were fenced off due to it being dangerous Sad
Trev Smile
Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
10 May 2014 4:32PM
Lovely shot and info, Ronnie. Thanks for sharing.
geffers7 Plus
7 51 1 United Kingdom
10 May 2014 4:44PM
Lovelt shot of park and family Ronnie.
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
10 May 2014 5:16PM
You must love this place and the house Ronnie .You show us many great images from here and now they include family members. How nice for them and us.
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
10 May 2014 6:02PM
Don't apologise,it's always great to see the family,
A lovely image Ronnie,I bet Finlay loves it there,plenty to see and to be able to run aroundSmile
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
10 May 2014 6:10PM
I knew this was yours from the thumbnail.... indeed.

A lovely view, Ronnie and the dynamic duo instantly recognizable.

10 May 2014 11:43PM

Quote:The most important things about photographs are the memories that they hold. Great memories from a beautiful place here.Smile


Excellent Ronnie..Lin
Ayoob 7 Australia
11 May 2014 8:13AM
Beautiful place and captured , Ronnie....Grin
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
11 May 2014 7:08PM
Super image

13 May 2014 10:04PM
Ronnie, a lovely capture mate with the family, the tones and clarity are spot on from your Nikon. The contrast and sharpness here looks great......a fine image.

Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
15 May 2014 9:51PM
What a lovely place to spend a few relaxing hours a week Ronnie, there seems to be a lot to see and do here

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