Glascow, Scotland

This is a picturesque  city, very walkable. If you spent all your time downtown you might think it was a beautiful Victorian town with no real problems. It is also quite crowded, and has been considered very poor since the mid 1800s.  Most of the poverty is in districts outside of town. Many people came from the Highlands, when they were forced off their land by landowners wanted to replace small farms with grazing land for sheep. Scotland also had a potato famine around the same time as Ireland’s which caused more people to leave the Highlands. Many people in Glascow are working hard to solve housing and poverty issues. We bought sandwiches one day in a small restaurant that supports homeless shelters. You can donate a Pound so a homeless person can come in and get a cup of coffee. There are other worthy projects…keep it up, Glascow, and good luck.

The first show shows an old cathedral in Glascow. The second is a historical cemetery. Many interesting people are buried here, including the fellow who wrote “Wee Willie Winkie”. The third is a street scene in town.

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About pelicanguy6

I'm an environmental educator and writer currently based in Oakland, California. I plan to include a hiking/nature journal on this blog, along with articles on environmental education, travel articles, poetry, and spontaneous thoughts. I am a passionate hiker and camper and a world traveler. I really enjoy cooking vegetarian feasts, and specialize in veggie German meals for Oktoberfest.
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