Glasgow

George Street, walking towards George Square. The domed top building in the middle is the Merchant's House Buildings and the spire at the end of the street is St George's Tron Parish Church.



Buildings along George Street. This gated road might be John Street.



George Square (Red Square). The building is the City Chambers (City Hall).



George Square.



I believe this is Dowanside Road as seen from Byers Road near the Hillhead Underground Station. I was walking to Glasgow University when these sandstone townhouses caught my eye.



Walking along University Avenue. The tower is the University Tower (completed 1870) which is one Glasgows most recognizable landmarks.



Looking across Kelvingrove Park from the Glasgow University. The red sandstone building in the center is the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.



This beautiful old building looks like some kind of residence. It's very close to the University and overlooks Kelvingrove Park.



University Tower seen from the side of the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.



Walking along Dumbarton Road toward the Kelvinhall Underground Station.



Walking along Govan Road in Govan, which is just south of the River Clyde from Glasgow.



Govan. According to an email from Tony Burns, this bingo hall on Govan Road used to be the Lyceum Movie Hall and it was showing films up until the early 70's.

The above is confirmed by James Stang who emails to say, "...I lived accross from the Lyceum at 6 McKechnie Street where the Lyceum was since I was born in 1948. I used to sell papers outside it every evening and used to go into it every Saturday."

He refers me to the Lyceum page of www.scottishcinemas.org.uk, "The Lyceum Picture House was opened in December 1938 and was built on the site of the earlier Lyceum Theatre, which had opened in 1899, and burned down in 1937. The replacement building, by McNair & Elder, was a stunning streamlined suburban super-cinema, originally seating 2,600."

If you want to find out about the Lyceum visit this site: http://www.scottishcinemas.org.uk/glasgow/lyceum/index.html"




The British Linen Bank, founded in 1747 to develop the Scottish linen industry. It now houses the Bank of Scotland.



Napier House in Govan was built in 1898 as a lodging house for seamen. It's original owner, Robert Napier, owned the shipyard next to it.



Argile Street



Glasgow Cross. Straight ahead is the Mercat Cross which was built to represent the orignial Glasgow Cross in 1929. The orginal was removed in 1659. Crosses like this are found all over Scotland and mark the locations where markets are legally held. Behind the Cross is the Mercat Building.



The Royal Infirmary is where Joseph Lister (1827-1912) pioneered the principle of anteseptic surgery, using carbolic acid to sterilize equipment and wounds. I think that might be a Joseph Lister statue in the foreground.



This building is somewhere between Glasgow Cathedral and George Square. I'm not sure which street. The trees growing out of the roof caught my eye.



I believe this is the Union Street entrance to Central Station. My Mum used to work in a flower shop on this street.

Bibliography: Glasgow historical information: David Williams, The Glasgow Guide (1999) Canongate Books, Edinburgh


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