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.

Elsewhere today:

  • I transferred recent guest to Glasgow Airport after a successful 4 day tour of Edinburgh and Glasgow.
  • Finalised a new Whisky Tour for visitors from Canada.
  • Posted information to my GlasgowAncestry blog on McApine family history from an old memorial stone in St Andrews in the Green.

Weather in Glasgow has been very poor today due to incessant heavy rain which has eased off this evening.

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