This evening, my theme is the Doulton Fountain in Glasgow Green.

This is the largest terracotta fountain in the world. It was made in 1887 to commemorate Queen Victoria’s golden jubilee of that year and was unveiled at the Empire Exhibition in 1888. The structure was moved to its present location in 1890.

The structure is full of carvings and sculptures representing the British Empire which at that time was approaching its zenith. Not surprisingly, a statue of Queen Victoria sits atop the structure.

The fountain measures 46 feet in height and 70 feet in width. It is usually visited in conjunction with the nearby People’s Palace and is a popular visitor attraction.

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