This morning, I cycled down to the centre of Glasgow to photograph the Clyde Auditorium which is known locally as the ‘Armadillo’ for obvious reasons.


This building, a 3000 seat conference centre, was designed by Foster & Partners and completed 1995-1997. It occupies a site close to the River Clyde which is West of Glasgow City Centre.

From a design perspective, the structure has superficial similarities with Sydney Opera House. It is defined by soaring sails, a connection with Glasgow’s maritime past. Inside there are very few windows.
This innovative, modern design is consistent with architectural trends in Glasgow.

Elsewhere today:

  • I have been working on a couple of Scotland Tours scheduled for the summer period.
  • Posted information on Anderson family history to my Glasgow Ancestry blog. During late 19th and early 20th centuries this family suffered the deaths of 7 children at average age of 20 years. Almost unthinkable nowadays.
  • Weather dry but overcast with temperature around 10 C.
Be Sociable, Share!