How Lomo Saved my Day in Dumbarton, Scotland

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On the way through the rainy idyll of Scotland, a subterranean Lomo-surprise was expecting me in Dumbarton!

In May, I spent some days in Scotland. As I didn’t want to miss the highly praised Scottish scenery I went on an excursion to Loch Lomond. It’s close to Glasgow and according to Wikipedia it is the most beautiful lake in Scotland.

Loch Lomond

When I arrived in Balloch, I decided to hike a part of the “Three-Lochs-Way” down to the river Clyde.

On the “Three-Lochs-Way”

Unfortunately, the weather was very Scottish and it started to rain soon. Even more unfortunately, it didn’t stop to rain anymore. Hence, I was hiking quite unmotivated through the fields and was quietly complaining about Scotland, the weather and everything else that came into my mind. Finally I arrived in Dumbarton, from where I wanted to catch the next bus back to Glasgow. I wasn’t able to find the correct bus stop right away and wandered about aimlessly through the city. While I was straying I came to the underpass at Strathleven Place. Imagine the situation: I’m soaked, cold, tired and as grumpy as the so-called cat. And then suddenly: Lomo pictures all over the place! I’m standing in an underpass of a Scottish small town and there are Lomo pictures everywhere.

In the underpass

That – and the fact that I found the bus soon afterwards – made my day. According to Lomography it is a project together with children from Dumbarton to make them experience their neighbourhood with different eyes. An excellent idea!

written by lomo_newbie on 2013-11-18 in #lifestyle #lomography #hike #surprise #social-project #underpass
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One Comment

  1. retro-girl
    retro-girl ·

    Ah, typical Scottish weather! Do you know, in Scotland we are usually surprised if it is not raining!

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