The Scottish Southern upland mountains are covered with snow beyond the Clyde Valley. The city of Glasgow sits on either side of the banks of the river Clyde across the valley.

Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and third most populous in the United Kingdom. The city is situated on the River Clyde in the country’s west central lowlands. A person from Glasgow is known as a Glaswegian.

Glasgow grew from the medieval Bishopric of Glasgow and the later establishment of the University of Glasgow in the 15th century, which subsequently became a major centre of the Scottish Enlightenment in the 18th century. From the 18th century the city also grew as one of Britain’s main hubs of transatlantic trade with British North America and the British West Indies. With the Industrial Revolution, the city and surrounding region shifted to become one of the world’s pre-eminent centres of Heavy Engineering, most notably in the Shipbuilding and Marine engineering industry, which produced many innovative and famous vessels. Glasgow was known as the “Second City of the British Empire” for much of the Victorian era and Edwardian period. Today it is one of Europe’s top ten financial centres and is home to many of Scotland’s leading businesses. Glasgow is also ranked as the 57th most liveable city in the world.

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries Glasgow grew to a population of over one million, and was the fourth-largest city in Europe, after London, Paris and Berlin. In the 1960s, comprehensive urban renewal projects resulting in large-scale relocation of people to new towns and peripheral suburbs, followed by successive boundary changes, have reduced the current population of the City of Glasgow council area to 592,000, with 1,199,629 people living in the Greater Glasgow urban area. The entire region surrounding the conurbation covers approximately 2.3 million people, 41% of Scotland’s population.

I’m a Scottish Photographer, Painter and Digital Artist that specializes in Landscapes, Nature, Sunlight and Color.

Tuition at Glasgow School of Art has helped me capture and share my translations of nature’s soul via visual representations of light and color.

What is more inspiring and humbling than watching the sky break like an egg into a full sunset as the water catches fire below it.

Enjoy and Immerse.

David Alexander Elder

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Comments

  • Pamela Phelps
    Pamela Phelpsabout 3 years ago

    What a great view!

  • Thanks Pam,

    – David Alexander Elder

  • biddumy
    biddumyabout 3 years ago

    Thank you for adding this beautiful work&info!

  • Cheers glad you like it

    – David Alexander Elder

  • biddumy
    biddumyabout 3 years ago

    LOL I’ve just realised I haven’t invited you to or Weather challenge yet!

  • Thanks I’ve added it.

    – David Alexander Elder

  • biddumy
    biddumyabout 3 years ago


    Thank you for taking part in the Weather challenge! 11/11/2011

  • Thanks for the inclusion

    – David Alexander Elder

  • ElsT
    ElsTabout 3 years ago

    Fantastic view.

  • Thanks

    – David Alexander Elder

  • biddumy
    biddumyover 2 years ago

    08/04/2012 re-featured for our ‘Rooftops’ theme

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