I took this picture a couple of months ago during a brief visit to Cumbernauld in Scotland. The children were elsewhere with the in-laws and so I took myself off for a walk through Cumbernauld Glen.
For those unfamiliar with the central belt of Scotland, Cumbernauld is not renowned for being aesthetically pleasing. The glen, however, is a small oasis of calm and beauty in the midst of what is essentially a post-WWII new town.
Even though it has been blatantly been landscaped, I love to stroll through the glen. On our last visit it was a particularly sunny day. I caught sight of this stretch of river and felt it would make a good picture. I actually had to wade into the middle of the river to get this shot (it isn’t deep so it wasn’t a life threatening venture).
It was a very tranquil spot and like to think the image reveals a more appealing side of Cumbernauld. Have you ever found beauty in the most unlikely place? If so, where was it and what did you see?
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