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Browsing Posts published in March, 2009

Today I visited Brougham Castle in England. This castle dates from Norman times and is actually located on the site of a Roman fort which would pre- date the castle by about 1000 years.

Very briefly, the castle was founded by a Norman family and was passed to Robert Clifford who strengthened the defences. His descendant, Lady Ann Clifford inherited the castle and died there in 1676 subsequent to which the castle fell into ruin.

The site is very appealing with a river running close by and new born lambs gamboling in the sunshine.

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This afternoon, I visited one of architect, Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s buildings namely the Scotland Street School Museum which dates from 1903-1906.

This building is located at 225 Scotland Street, Glasgow and represents Mackintosh’s last major commission. Note the impressive leaded glass towers, tiled entrance hall, unique stonework and the interplay of light and space.

Inside, the museum tells the story of education in Scotland from 1872 to late 20th century.

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Inspired by unseasonal bright sunshine, this morning I cycled around the outer southern suburbs of Glasgow and obtained some good video images of Glasgow and environs.

Video 1 shows images of Barrhead (with reservoir in foreground), Paisley and Clydebank with the Kilpatrick Hills and Campsie Fells in the background.

Video 2 is a view from Rouken Glen golf course showing the centre of Glasgow with the Campsie Fells in the background.

Very unusual visibility for Glasgow at this time of year!

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