Thought I would start a 'Personal Project' by documenting the various Glasgow city murals that have been appearing in the city in an attempt to brighten things up. I think they are quite popular with photograhers as I met quite a few doing the same thing as I but so far I dont see any being posted on these forums. While picturing the actual murals I wanted to try to document their settings. Most are trully works of art and so cleverly done. Murals started appearing around 2014 in the run up to the commonwealth games but have now be extended with many being commissioned to brighten up the gable ends of buildings that Glasgow has a surplus off. It was the murals of Billy Conolly which was covered in a TV documentory earlier this year that first peaked my interest and on investigating further I discovered that Glasgow City council actually now promote a mural trail...all within walking distance around the city centre. Here's a link: https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/citycentremurals Just a word about Glasgow. I'm not a Glaswegian nor do I live there so this view is very much an 'outsiders' opinion. Its a great city and well worth a visit from a photographers perspective. Superb old buildings from Glasgows rich industrial past, great Victorian city parks and big efforts are being made in the regeneration and development of the sites of the 60's demolition carnage that destroyed much of Glasgow, worse than any air raid! I think only now is the city starting to recover from this. Its also one of the most friendly (If you remove alchohol from the equation and avoid any day with a local footbal match being played ). You will not find a better sense of humour.....classic sarcastic Scot's with the ability to laugh at yourself big time! I should recount a recent encounter while taking a picture of one of the murals which happened to be right opposite a city pub. A few folks standing outside 'having a fag'. As I started taking pictures I knew something was going to be said: "Hey big yin, whit are ye taking pictures of that crap fer" I give a smile...thinking here we go! "Here...hay a go at this yin here.....she's much better looking" Turning slightly I see a middle aged wifey in the crowd of smokers with the joker pointing at her. "I....she'd be game" Lots of laughter from the crowd.....I join in politely. Continuing to snap away. "I......best of all she's only 20 quid an hour" Fits of laughter.....and that includes the wee wifey! Certainly not PC but you can't help but laugh!! So back to the murals. I'll post them in no particular order....other then the date they were shot. Some are very tricky to give any kind of context to...being down narrow little lanes, obscured by security fenses or in many cases covered by a line of parked cars....I will also try to give some info about the murals and their location in the city.....so here goes!