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I just got back from such an amazing week in scotland. I got to see all sorts of places including Great Western Road in Glasgow, Loch Lomond on the way to Fort William, and I travelled on the Jacobite express (the train which was used in the Harry Potter films) over the Glenfinnan viaduct. These memories will stay with me for a long, long time :)

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David Byrne - “Great Western Road”

Flyer designed by Julian Yewdall for the 101ers last gig before Joe Strummer left to join The Clash. 1976.

The design for the poster features graffiti from around West London, such as “Dynamite!” which was a phrase often used in Situationist graffiti around Notting Hill, sprayed by the group King Mob. 

“Letsagetabitarockin” was a song by The 101ers, which Strummer and co graffitied on the panelling along Great Western Road in Paddington.

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365 Song Challenge:

Day 4: A song you like from a movie soundtrack:

“Great Western Road” by David Byrne

It’s from David Mackenzie’s film “Young Adam” starring Ewan McGregor, Tilda Swinton, Peter Mullan and Emily Mortimer. It’s a great film and definitely worth watching.

Christ! I uploaded this, took one look at it and thought “that’s way too dark”. So I went back and lightened it up a tiny bit, uploaded it and now it’s too light.

I hate post-processing photos.

And, of course, my monitor’s not calibrated so it’ll be miles off anyway.

And now I’m writing this message I’m thinking it’s too dark again. Bloody hell.

St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral was designed as a parish church by Sir George Gilbert Scott and built between 1871 and 1874 on the north side of Great Western Road in Woodside. In 1893 Scott’s second son John Oldrid Scott added the magnificent spire which dominates the local landscape. In 1908 St Mary’s became the Cathedral Church of the Diocese of Glasgow and Galloway.