The real St Andrews

There was a comment at the IWMW2007 conference in York last week about how deceptive many photographs on university promotional websites are; for example, they always show deep blue skies with hardly a cloud in sight.

So today I decided to put it to the test.

The frontpage news headline on the BBC News website says “Flood crisis grows as rivers rise“, and the UK’s bad weather has been the number one topic of conversation for weeks (besides Beckham’s move to LA, of course. And the release of the final Harry Potter book: Harry Potter and the Lucrative Franchise).

So of any day this ought to be the one utterly, 100% honest photograph of the real St Andrews.

St Salvator's Quad, St Andrews

As you can see: glorious sunshine, blue skies, hardly a cloud in sight and the green, green grass of home.

It’s like this all the time!

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 52 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Enneagram type FOUR and introvert (INFP), I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, play mahjong, write, draw and laugh… Scrum master at Safeguard Global; latterly at Sky and Vision/Cegedim. Former web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and previously warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall.

2 thoughts on “The real St Andrews”

  1. Come on Gareth, I was in St Andrews 5 years ago and it rained the whole time… when was that you ask….well December actually! But such a sweeping statement of yours deserves a rebuttal.

  2. No, I definitely stand by my claims: it’s always warm and sunny in St Andrews.

    Even on the driech, grey, har-filled days when you can’t see from one side of the street to the other.

    You see, the weather in St Andrews (like much of Scotland) is a state of mind!

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