Our long weekend in Scotland began in the Highlands and concluded in the city of Glasgow. We only spent one quick day in Scotland’s largest city but made the most of it—with lots of kilts and bagpipes too!
Awarded the UK City of Architecture and Design in 1999, Glasgow is known for its distinct architectural styles from Victorian to Art Nouveau (or “Glasgow style”). We spent most of the day wandering around admiring the fine workmanship.
One of Glasgow’s most famous architects was Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928) who is celebrated for his contributions to modern architecture and the Art Nouveau movement. Several of his buildings can be found throughout Glasgow, including his famed Glasgow School of Art which is still a working school.
Built in the 1880s, City Chambers is the headquarters of local government. It is located on the east side of George’s Square—Glasgow’s main square.
“Building”, “Engineering” and “Mining” are inscribed under the three circular reliefs on the former Glasgow Stock Exchange building in Nelson Mandela Place. These three industries once made Glasgow flourish. (Why don’t they make buildings like this anymore?)
It was Armed Forces Day in Glasgow and we had a front-row spot to view this colorful, Scottish parade. Loved it!
It was quick day (and a quick post) but such a great trip. We hope to return to Scotland soon.