April 29, 2006

My daily view


This is the view from the front of the school, and the view I get from most of the classrooms I teach in. In the foreground you have the new PE block and the adjacent special school and beyond we have a fabulous view over the Pentland Hills. The three bigger hills are called Allermuir, Braidlaw and Caerketton...I know this because these are the names of the three houses we have in the school. For those unfamiliar with a house system, think Harry Potter and Gryffindor, Slytherin etc. What's your view like from work?

17 comments:

BlondeTown said...

Your photo reminded me that the people who settled my valley were of Scots origin and I can see why, although our "hills" are still mountains. One of our local churches is St. Margaret of Scotland (Catholic) and although catholics are few in western North Carolina, the name reflects the heritage. I like your site - it's wonderful!

Grant F said...

Thanks BlondeTown...much appreciated. the Scots certainly got pretty much everywhere!

Grant F said...

and by the way...no, the sky hasn't been photoshopped! it really was that colour yesterday morning!

Kris said...

I wish I work !!! what a great place for a school..must be hard for the students to leave school after class hours ;D

Grant F said...

somehow the kids manage to leave...with heavy hearts as always!

Nicola said...

Nice view, especially on such a lovely day.

midnitebara said...

Very nice!! And what a lovely day,too. Well, I normally see rooftops of houses and apartments from my classrooms. In other schools.., away from the center of the city I might see this view too..,if I look farther!

Denton said...

Grant, such a view should improve ones mood as the work day challenges meet. It might also inspire some day dreaming on the part of students and teachers.

BlondeTown, your comment that your hills are still mountains is interesting an accurate.

Grant F said...

it does lighten my mood to loom out and see the hills. one problem though is that the classrooms that have this view are south-facing and suffer from 'solar-gain'! In other words, it's too bloody hot when the sun shines so you have to close the blinds!

Alison said...

Ah memories of Firrhill, I used to go to that school!!

Grant F said...

wow!! a firrhill fp! if you enlarge the photo, I'm sure you'll recognise the teacher coming up the driveway!!

Anne said...

This is a great view! Those mountains look very rocky though...not as green as I would have wanted them to be

Anne said...

Noticed you are on flickr...hope you can join my group:

http://www.flickr.com/groups/citydailyphoto/

luggi said...

Unbelievable! Looks a lot like Southern California.

Alison said...

Who is the teacher I couldnt make him out

Grant F said...

my head of department...mr clark

Kathrine said...

Wow - I would certainly daydream if I had this view...
/Kathrine