Buskers, Buchanan St

Buskers, Buchanan St, Glasgow

This afternoon, I met guests as arranged at Tourist Information office in George Square and then proceeded to tour the key Glasgow sites.

First stop was the Corinthian with its stunning interior, a building which originally dates from 1842.

Next across the road to view Hutchesons Hospital, built 1805 but te institution has a history dating back to the 17th century when established as a combined boys school and hospice for ageing men.

Hutchesons Hospital, Glasgow

Hutchesons Hospital, Glasgow, Scotland

Next to view St Andrews in the Square, a stunning piece of architecture dating from 1755. This is no longer used for worship.

 

St Andrews in the Square, Glasgow

St Andrews in the Square, Glasgow, Scotland

Next we ventured into Glasgow Green where we encountered the Nelson Monument. Then back into Glasgow along the bank of the River Clyde.

Nelson Monument, Glasgow Green

Nelson Monument, Glasgow Green, Scotland

Closer to Glasgow we encountered this memorial to the volunteers from Glasgow who volunteered to fight in the Spanish civil war and lost their lives.

La Passionaria, Glasgow

La Passionaria, Glasgow, Scotland

Here is an interesting picture of the Roman Catholic Cathedral reflected in the adjacent office building.

R.C.Cathedral of St Andrew, Glasgow

Reflections of R.C.Cathedral of St Andrew, Glasgow

Next we headed into George Square with object of joining the 2.30pm tour of City Chambers but, unfortunately the tour was cancelled. Instead we went over to the Gallery of Modern Art for refreshment and to view the exhibition.

George Square, Glasgow

George Square, Glasgow, Scotland

 

Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow

Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, Scotland

Our final destination was Glasgow Cathedral. Here we were escorted round by a local Cathedral guide who provided an overview of the key aspects of this ancient and important building which dates from the 13th century.

Choir, Glasgow Cathedral

Choir, Glasgow Cathedral, Scotland

 

St Mungo's Shrine, Glasgow Cathedral

St Mungo's Shrine, Glasgow Cathedral, Scotland

Here is Provand’s Lordship which is situated close to the Cathedral. This is Glasgow’s oldest house and dates from the 15th century. Now a museum.

Provand's Lordship, Glasgow

Provand's Lordship, Glasgow, Scotland

At the Cathedral the tour concluded with fond farewells. We had covered a lot of ground and the weather had been surprisingly benign.

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