Aug 29 2012 By Amy Macdonald
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I FILMED the video for my new single Pride on the roof of the Chamber of Commerce in George Square and was reminded just how beautiful Glasgow is.
And George Square was particularly glorious from above.
We rush about our daily business and rarely stop to look at our surroundings. But from up there, the majesty of the buildings couldn’t fail to impress – plus the fact it wasn’t raining.
But, to me, Glasgow is more than that.
I’m very proud of where I come from and as I travel the world, I always spread the word about Glasgow.
People are always interested to hear about the city – the good and the bad sides.
I can never actually sum up exactly why I love Glasgow so much but one of the best aspects of the city is its people.
There is nothing quite like a Glaswegian. Not long after I signed my record deal, I had to go to London on business and decided to bring a few of my mates down with me.
As I went off to work, a couple of friends took the opportunity to go sightseeing and get involved in some of the myriad of activities that London has to offer.
This included a trip to the Tate Modern – an old power station that is now the leading gallery for modern art in for UK. When I met up with my friends again later that day, they were excited to show me their photos from their day out.
These consisted mostly of them pulling daft faces obscuring whatever exhibition piece was behind them.
But my favourite picture was of them both lying down on a bed – one of the major exhibits!
That sums up a Glaswegian to me. We love to laugh and I personally wouldn’t have it any other way.
I love how we don’t take ourselves too seriously and how we like to wind people up.
I loved this tweet from Kevin Bridges: “95 medals for America and 82 for China, pretty amazing. Looking forward to seeing how many they’ll get at the Commonwealth Games.”
Priceless. So, next time you’re out and about in Glasgow stop to smell the roses or at least look up at the wonderful buildings that are all around you.