|"I could cope,|
I could cope with all
the stupidity, the cruelty,
the ugly things that
happen - it it wasn't
for the fact that
once in a while you'll
do something that's so
beautiful that it gives
me hope for us all,
for a moment..."
Anonymous street poem, found in the West End of Glasgow.
Is this new at Nice'n'Sleazy or had I just missed it?
Aaaah, the Glasgae banter...
King Robert of Sicily
George Henry Paulin (1888-1962)
The tale of King Robert comes from a poem by H.W.Longfellow (1807-1882). He was an arrogant king who was deposed by an angel, stripped of his robes, and forced to asume the role of a jester, with only a monkey for a friend.
(From the Kibble Palace)
Glasgow is a post-industrial city. Its murder, unemployment and heart-disease rates are amongst the highest in the Western World. It is not in Kentucky.
If you'd like to know more, check out its comedians. Try Sandy Nelson and Limmy.
I recently moved back after ten years away. It's nice to be back.
I took these pictures with a Nokia N95 during August 2008.
I hope you enjoy them.