Corinthian Interior, Glasgow

Corinthian Interior, Glasgow with 26ft Dome

This afternoon, I had opportunity to photograph interior of what I consider to be Glasgow’s, possibly one of the U.K.’s, finest interiors, namely the Corinthian in central Glasgow. This building (now a restaurant) has links back to the early days of Glasgow’s prominent role in the 18th century tobacco industry which kick-started Glasgow to life as a commercial centre.

The Corinthian was built by David Hamilton in 1842 on the site of the Virginia Mansion (tobacco industry). Just close by is Virginia Place and Virgina Street.┬áThe building was re-modelled in 1876 by James Burnett. the interior was meant to impress as for 73 years building was a bank head office during which period various sculptures and features were added. The building became a High Court in 1929 when many of the finest features were obscured from view and only re-discovered many years later. Read more on Visit Corinthian Interior, Visit Glasgow…