Carly Causey is a student at University of Mississippi and is an ISA Featured Photo Blogger. She studied abroad with ISA in Stirling, Scotland.
As we finally made to the airport in Glasgow, Scotland, my anxious self began to make a couple of friends. Within the ISA tour group, we began our bus ride into the eccentric town of Stirling and made ourselves acquainted with one another. After our first day adjusting to the new time zone and attempting to sleep away our jet lag, our Resident Director Mike helped guided us back to the great city of Glasgow for the town’s sight-seeing, which included a background of the city as well as learning of Glasgow’s political influence throughout the U.K.
The blend of architecture and industrial accomplishments make the city of Glasgow one of a kind, and my favorite city I have visited so far on my journey here in Great Britain. Through these pictures, you will be able to see the difference in the innovative and tourist-attractive city centre as opposed to the cathedrals and historical buildings on the south side of town that have (for the most part) been untouched for hundreds of years. The contrast of new and old of Glasgow makes this city undeniably diverse from any other major city I have visited in the United States. This is my first time abroad, and I am already loving the new culture I have begun to delve into.
This picture is from the University of Glasgow. This college is one of the most noteworthy universities in the country, and with its innovation and wonderful views of the city, I can see why!
Again lies pictures of the University near the West End; it architecture is to die for!
I stumbled across this picture as I was exiting the college. Even the flowers have a spirit about them here!
We ended our tour with a look into the chapel at Glasgow University, where it is the “norm” to see weddings or graduations go on.
This is the St. Andrew’s Cathedral near the south side of town. The intricate stain glass in this particular building is a sight I will never forget.
Here is me enjoying my first full day in Scotland! Cheers!
I was sad to leave Glasgow, but I knew I would be back again. Soon after this picture was taken, a subway was to take us to the train station, where we would depart back to campus.
This is the Glasgow Cathedral in the heart of the city, which I enjoyed thoroughly! We got to look around inside and see the historical archives of the nation.
This is one of my favorite pictures of Glasgow, because it fulfills the stereotype of Great Britain that I came here thinking of- those cute and charming telephone booths.
The world awaits…discover it.