A Stroll About Glasgow University at Night | グラスゴー大学で夜のお散歩 | 在格拉斯哥大學夜晩散歩

Took these photos around Glasgow University one night about two weeks ago. There was supposed to be an employer’s presentation on there but it was cancelled so having set out time already, I decided to go along to the area anyway to test out how well my camera fairs in dimly lit outdoor conditions.

ここはグラスゴー大学。就業会議があったはずだが、結局キャンセルされちゃった。それでも、カメラをテストしたかったので、夜の時また出かけた。

這是格拉斯哥大學。本來有個就業會議但被取消。所以我有時間試試我的新相機。

Outside the main university building where the TVB actress Fala Chen had also taken pictures on the day she was in Glasgow. The university is one of the stops for the tourist bus ride here after all.

ここはGlasgow大学の主の建物ね。観光バス駅の一つ。

這是格拉斯哥大學主要的建築物。有一次香港藝人陳法拉也到過這裏。

Going inside to the courtyards where there’s number of benches around to sit and relax in.

中に入ると、広い場所がある。ここでいくつかのベンチがあるのでここで少し休憩してもいいだろ。

到内邊可看到很大的廣場。有幾張長凳給人坐。

Pretty spooky atmosphere making my way through the dimly lit arches between the courtyards. Hardly anyone was around.

ちょっと怖いな、暗くてあまり誰もいないし。

因有很少的燈光所以都幾恐怖。還有許少人在。

Not sure what the big rotating sculpture on the right is.

ここの回ってるものが何だか知らないな。

I noticed one or two people sitting out here reading. I think there was a bit of rain during this shot.

暗いだけど、一人か二人か読書中。

雖然燈光很少但還有一兩個人坐在讀書。

Exiting through the back to the South Front.

裏口へ向かっています。

This is where I spent some time fiddling about with the manual settings. It really is hard snapping night shots without a tripod and bumping up the ISO just puts in a lot of noise in the photos as expected. The lossy JPG compression doesn’t make it any better of course.

This was taken at ISO 800, F/2.8, 1/2 second. I don’t like the red lights they’re using to illuminate the buildings here.

三脚なくて夜の写真はやはり撮りにくいね。

這是建築物後面。沒三腳架很難拍到好的相片。

And back through the archways, this time shot from a different corner.

主の建物写真は撮り終えたので、戻ります~

再回到内邊。

Making my way back to the gates. The tall brightly lit up building is the university library.

前では向こうのグラスゴー大学の図書館見えますよ。あの白いような窓の。

鐵閘對面可見到拉斯哥大學的圖書館。有白色燈光就是。

I think this was called the Reading Room. Unlike the library, anyone can go in without a valid student card. Lots of students usually lie around on the grass fields here during spring and generally on warm sunny days.

I see a lot of the derelict buildings are being re-done now since the last time I was studying here.

これはリーディングルーム。図書館と違って学生証がなくても入れる。春か晴れるようになったらたくさんの生徒達がここでのんびり横になってる。

這是讀書室。同圖書館不同, 沒學生証也可入去。外面春天或晴天時有許多學生在作日光。

This was another one of them that was being built at the time, now a building for medical students I think – The Wolfson Medical Building.

結構新しいの建物「Wolfson Medical Building」といい、医学のために使われているらしい。

這是新一些的建築物。用來教醫學的Wolfenson Medical Building。

Heading down University Avenue to wander around somewhere else.

University Avenueで歩いています~

I can easily imagine this being used in an adventure game or one of Shinkai’s movies. Hurray for location hunting!

こんなところはAVGか誠新海さんの作品に使えそうですね!ロケハンは楽しいな~

可以很容易想像這裏用在日本動畫或遊戯會變成怎様。

A bit more people now down at Byres Road. And that taxi’s supposed to be black traditionally.

ここはByres Road. たくさんの食事のお店があります。

後は、そのタクシーのことだけど伝統的には黒です。

Byres Road有許多不同國家的食店但當然不及香港多。

This store sells all sorts of gifts. I don’t know why there’s interest in these Momiji figures…

They remind me of this classic Anime movie “阿信的故事” I once watched. I can’t remember the details exactly but the story’s set in winter and it’s about a little girl who had one of these Kokeshi figures that was a memento of her mother. She was forced to work very hard from a very young age being an orphan. Later she meets and travels with this man through the winter snow but eventually, he gets shot by soldiers. Not sure what the Japanese name of the movie is… I think it might be “Oshin“.

たくさんの贈り物が売っていますね、ここ。この人形をみると「おしん」の物語を思い出す。

看看這娃娃令我想起「阿信的故事」。

Like the detail on the little guitars on display.

このギターはよく出来ていますね!

結他做得很好!

Nice display at this store too. Bored of seeing the usual chain stores that look the same and sell the same stuff.

ここのお店の飾りは結構独特。

Never been inside Oran Mor. The colour choice outside is kind of eery at night.

入ったことはないですが、外の色はちょっと怖いかな?

Going on down Queen Margaret Drive.

到Queen Margaret Drive.

Haven’t been to the Botanic Gardens here before…

グラスゴーの植物園。またまだ入ったことない場所です。

格拉斯哥植物園。這裏也未入過去。

I should visit these places someday!

いつか入ろうか!

有一日一定要入去看看。

I remember I had a very odd day when I shot these photos. While spending my time at the library before making my way here, a girl was stuck in the lift. Her helpless and uncertain voice was speaking over the intercom and everyone looked up from their desks for a moment but, returned to work after she stopped speaking. I was pretty hesitant about what to do but fortunately enough, she was out of the lift a few minutes later.

Then after this wander about there was a close accident while I was waiting at the bus stop opposite the medical building. I heard a screech of tire brakes and turned round just in time to see a black car skidding to a halt and something big rolling across the ground. I’m not sure what it was actually. The girl then parked her car and was holding her head in shock.

A few other cars stopped nearby to clarify the situation. By that time, my bus had arrived so I decided to go since there were already other witnesses and whatever the car hit or almost hit was no where to be seen. I think it might have been a man who was trying to cross the road but dived out the way just in time from being run over…

Must have been black day or something.

3 thoughts on “A Stroll About Glasgow University at Night | グラスゴー大学で夜のお散歩 | 在格拉斯哥大學夜晩散歩

  1. Maaya

    Oh man, that architecture of Glasgow reminds me of the section they knocked out for the modern “crystal inspired” glass design at the ROM (Royal Ontario Museum) all curvey and Gothic.Glasgow is so beautiful *o*!! Queen Margaret Drive reminds me a bit of downtown near University of Toronto.

    V_V I like momiji figures. Well a few anyway x) They have a tiny slots on the bottom for you to fit a paper into, you can make wishes on them =)

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  2. meganeshounen

    That new Medical building looks fairly new… a lot different compared to the older looking buildings around it, I presume.

    Yeah, the noise and the artifacts due to JPEG really shows… but I guess it can’t be helped, huh? Not bad overall. :D

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  3. Diego

    Fine architecture. Those arches and colonnades shout “mediaeval monastery” (which, coming from an admirer of mediaeval architecture, is a good thing).

    My uni isn’t exactly short on cash – the problem is that they’ve been plowing it into hideous faux classical buildings that would never have figured in Vitruvius’ worst nightmares. There’s a particularly revolting (and sadly quite expensive) white-painted pile in the middle of campus that looks almost exactly like a wedding cake, which is precisely what I’ve dubbed it.

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