Italian Cloister Garden Memorial - Cathedral of St. Andrew

Italian Cloister Garden at Cathedral of St. Andrew, 3D parallel photo

Sunday 2017_05_07
Glasgow, Scotland

The Italian Cloister Garden at St. Andrew's Cathedral, Glasgow, Scotland, has a stunning mirrored memorial sculpture, fountain, and two-hundred-year old olive tree (from Tuscany) commemorating the loss of about 800 British-Italian World War II internees. They died in the sinking of the cruise ship Arandora Star torpedoed by the Nazis in 1940 off the coast of Ireland, while on their way to Canada. Each mirrored steel slab, like a gravestone, has gospel quotes on one side and classic Italian poetry on the other.

3D parallel photos


Memorial Information - Italian Cloister Garden

News article about a historical fiction book describing the tradgedy -

Cathedral renovation news -

Clanadonia - Scottish Tribal Drum and Pipes Band

Saturday 2017_05_07
Glasgow, Scotland

Enjoyed a street performance by Clanadonia, a Scottish Tribal Drum and Pipes band.

Sunday 2017_05_07

Next day by chance we encountered Clanadonia musicians having breakfast, so I offered to capture a photo in 3D for them.

Graffiti Artist Fuse in Glasgow

Graffiti Street Painting  by Artist Fuse

Sunday 2017_05_07
Glasgow, Scotland

Walking around downtown Glasgow, on a beautiful sunny day in May, we came across this graffiti street painting. At first I thought it was a Banksy, but later realized it's by the artist Fuse. The painting is located near 48 Miller Street across from the Tobacco Merchant's House (national landmark) at 42 Miller St.

3D parallel photo of Graffiti Street Painting  by Artist Fuse

Here is the painting location photo in 3D stereo. This was my Henri Cartier-Bresson decisive moment 😵 


For more information about the artist Fuse in Glasgow see this article:

You can see a Google street view showing the blank wall on the right of the photo here:,-4.250973,3a,60y,215.71h,99.75t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1smI86oEl35_eCmsEhVLQ22w!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

This Photo Makes Sense in 3D

Today I captured this photo of tree bark with my phone camera. It's a peeling American Sycamore tree. Looking at this 2D photo may be puzzling. The question is you don't know for sure if the center section is where the bark had already peeled away or not. Looking at the tree straight on with one eye closed does not answer the question. You could circle the tree with one eye closed but that's not an option.

In this parallel (side by side) 3D photo you can clearly see that the peeling bark has not dropped off the tree yet. It is about 35 cm long (14 inches). 

In this second 3D photo you can see where the bark peel away revealing green bark underneath. The bark peel is curved.

More information about Sycamores can be found at

I shot the 3D photos using the cha-cha method captured with the Open Camera Remote app on a Samsung S7 phone. The camera app was launched from my 3D/VR Stereo Photo Viewer app. I had to wait for a windless early evening to use the cha-cha technique.

Next I aligned the left and right photos I captured with Stereo Photo Maker software. For the most comfortable stereo effect I placed the peeling bark just behind the stereo viewing window (phone display screen). Then I copied the aligned photos back to my phone for viewing with the 3D/VR Stereo Photo Viewer. 

Here I post the largest resolution photo size from the camera with cropping, so you can zoom in to see the bark in great detail. In 3D it's very realistic. Sometimes I think 2D photos are boring.