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Glasgow Botanic Gardens: Kibble Palace Pt 2

So here we are, No 3 in the Botanic Garden Series; following on from the Buildings and Grounds and Kibble Palace Pt 1. We now go into the main area, the largest of the Palace glass houses. The main glass house is an impressive building when seen from without and within, and has an exotic array of colourful flowers and ferns.

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Glasgow Botanic Gardens: Kibble Palace Pt 1

This post follows on from my last about the buildings and grounds and is about Kibble Palace and the plants contained therein. I will separate Kibble Palace into two posts: this one about the entrance area, the South Wing, and the North Wing. The next one will be about the main display hall.

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Glasgow Botanic Gardens: Buildings and Grounds

Glasgow Botanic Gardens are well worth a visit, particularly if you like taking your camera for a day out. The variety of plant life within the glasshouses and outwith is fantastic. The only downside is that you can easily come away with a couple of hundred photos which are then hard to sift through. I definitely have way too many images for one blog so will share them over 2 or 3. This first blog covers the buildings and grounds themselves; the next post will go inside the Kibble Palace.

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Twisted, Both Natural & Man Made

In response to twisted I looked at both natural twists & turns and those formed by human hands.

Twists & whorls in wooden decking on Santa Monica Pier 🇺🇸


On the same Santa Monica Pier, there are the twists and turns of the Roller Coaster and the Ferris Wheel.


A basket ball has many twists & turns in the pattern of dots.


Twisted lights formed into a chandalier type thingy.


A ram at Palacerigg Country Park, nr Glasgow 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 with its curved horns and twisted fleece.


Fungus on a fallen tree.


Spiral pattern on a hand crafted glass bowl.


Curved lines in architecture. The glass dome almost has a spiral effect when looked at for a while.

Looking past the crazed pattern in the charred wood, the twists and whorls of the wood grain can still be seen.


New fronds growing on a fern tree.


The intricate mechanism of a pocket watch, along with the attached chain.


Braided leather to form the falls of a flogger.

Rope and chains.

Internal workings of flowers.

The curved roof in The Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

Twisted Ivy vines on a tree.


Twisted and gnarled trunk of an old oak tree. This particular tree was featured in the film Gregory’s Girl, 1980, a Scottish coming of age film; set in Cumbernauld, nr Glasgow.

Cumbernauld House Park