:-) :-| :-( :-D

Those who have been to the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow should recognise the head sculptures in the picture. The installation, known as "Heads", is the brainchild of Sophie Cavein and can be found in the Expression Gallery of the museum. The enthralling exhibit features 95 heads with four different expressions that reflect the ups and downs of emotion in life.

Heads by Sophie Cave
Heads by Sophie Cave at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow (Jun 2008)


Related post:
Kelvingrove HaggisKiat’s Eye View: What is a haggis?

Strathclyde Jedi Police

The force is with the Strathclyde Police. A recent survey revealed that at least eight police officers serving the Scotland's largest force were affiliated with the Jedi. Who said Glasgow is unsafe?

Buchanan Street by Night
Buchanan Street, Glasgow (Nov 2007)


Related links:
  • BBC: Force is strong for Jedi Police
  • Times Online: The Force is with them: Strathclyde Police has Jedi Knights on staff
  • Wikipedia: Jedi Census Phenomenon

Glasgow 2014

Glasgow prepares for the 20th Commonwealth Games.

Glasgow 2014
Glasgow, Scotland, UK (10/2008)

Click HERE to check out the most recent updates in the GLASGOW ALBUM

Related link

A Guinness World Record!

The tallest cinema complex in the world is actually the Cineworld (previously UGC) Cinema in Glasgow! How I miss my Cineworld Unlimited Card and the movie buddies.

Cineworld Glasgow 1
Cineworld Glasgow 2
Cineworld cinema complex in Glasgow (07/2008)

Prometheus and Mhtpothta

Somethings that are familiar to all Strathclyde students and alumni!

Prometheus (Jack Sloan)
Prometheus - The Gift of Science to Liberty (1994) by Jack Faulds Sloan

Mhtpothta (George Wylie)
Mhtpothta/ Maternity (2004) by George Wyllie


Glasgow: Bird, Tree, Bell and Fish

"Here is the bird that never flew
Here is the tree that never grew
Here is the bell that never rang
Here is the fish that never swam"

These verses summarise the four miracles performed by St Mungo, the patron saint of Glasgow. The bird, tree, bell and fish are not only featured in the coat of arms but also cleverly depicted in various guises throughout the city!

Glasgow Coat of Arm Royal Concert Hall
At the Royal Concert Hall

Glasgow Coat of Arm Tenement
On a high street tenement

St Mungo Miracle Street Light
Street light near Glasgow Cathedral

St Mungo Miracle Signboard
Signboard in one of the local parks

Related links

Glasgow West End Festival

West End Festival is back in Glasgow from Fri 13 to Sun 29 June this year, bringing a variety of cultural events to the city. The opening parade (Sun 15 June) was a colourful occasion with a strong Latin American carnival atmosphere.

Glasgow West End Festival

Website Updates

Happy New Year 2008!!!

Recent updates:

Thanks 谢谢 Terima kasih

All Set for Christmas!

Once again, George Square in Glasgow is fully transformed for Christmas celebration, illuminated with stunning Christmas lights and the Christmas tree, ice skating, funfair etc are back! Click here for more winter programmes in Glasgow.

Christmas tree at Glasgow George Square 2007
Reindeer snow sledge at Glasgow George Square 2007
Christmas decoration at George Square, Glasgow (20/12/2007)

Video clips (24/11/2007):
Picture 7 Picture 8


More on Radiance 2007 to complement the earlier blog on the event. Shown here are artworks by other artists, as seen by Kiat's eyes...through a lens.

Radiance Glasgow 2007
Top-left: Glasgow Cathedral precinct, Top-right: Fibre optic dress by Kim Tae Gon, Middle-left: Bough 2 by Simon Cordor, Middle-right: New Moon by Claire Morgan, Bottom-left: Glasgow history projected on screen at 93 High Street by Glasgow City Council, Bottom-right: SNO-lite by Collective Architecture and WK McMillan Steel Fabricators (11/2007)

Related Link:
Radiance, Glasgow International Festival of Light
Pics by the pros at Flickr

Radiance-Tale of Tree City

Glasgow Cathedral fully transformed into an animated light mural during Radiance, Glasgow's biennial International Festival of Light, returned to the city 23-25 Nov this year. The light artwork, "Tale of Tree City", was by French artist Xavier de Richemont.

Radiance Glasgow Cathedral

Radiance Glasgow Cathedral 2

Radiance Glasgow Cathedral 3

Related Link:
Radiance, Glasgow International Festival of Light
Pics by the pros at Flickr

Then and Now

Changing view of High Street, from my former apartment.

Glasgow High Street 2004 Glasgow High Street 2007
Ingram Street junction of High Street, Glasgow (left: 2004; right: 2007)

Shades of Autumn at Strathclyde

It's that time of the year again when the campus is decorated with colours of autumn...time to abandon my usual tropical outfit :-P

Strathclyde Library
Library, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow (24/10/2007)

Click HERE for more images from the university