From Westwood to Hollywood
I've been adding photos of Westwood to my East Kilbride Flickr set. There's a little estate there, I'm not even sure what it's called - the Windward Estate, possibly. Anyway, it's lovely. Little coloured houses, all in a row. A bit like the Span houses in Kent. It's sort of on my way to work (by sort of, I mean not really, but I'm willing to go out of my way) and catching a glimpse of it every morning sets me up for a good day. This general area is Roddy Frame's old stamping ground - the Westwood he sings about in Somewhere in my heart. The rest of the houses are fairly normal though. If he'd grown up in these ones I imagine Aztec Camera would have sounded more like OMD.
So I've decided that the the archaeology of East Kilbride is my new project. I go through there every day and would like to know more about it. I'm intrigued by the ideals and planning that created it. Are any of you from EK? I'd love to know what it's like to grow up in a new town. I'm planning some more photo trips whenever I've got a day off and the weather's decent - could be a long wait knowing the EK climate. Plus some proper research with the archives at the council and everything, but does anyone have any EK inside knowledge that they'd like to share first? Anyone looking for an overview should check out East Kilbride, Scotland's first new town.