This evening, I am posting information on the Lighthouse in central Glasgow.

Front Entrance, Lighthouse

Front Entrance, Lighthouse, Glasgow

 This building is tucked away in Mitchell Lane not far from Central Station. It dates from 1895 when constructed to house the Glasgow Herald Newspaper. It was designed by John Keppie to whom Charles Rennie Mackintosh was apprenticed at the time. The Mackintosh link endures via (a) the Mackintosh Tower accessed via  a helical stairway and which affords panoramic views  over Glasgow and (b) a floor dedicated to Mackintosh design (The Mackintosh Centre).

Lighthouse and Tower, Glasgow

Lighthouse and Tower, Glasgow, Scotland

Helical Stairway, Lighthouse

Helical Stairway, Lighthouse, Glasgow

Mackintosh Exhibition, Lighthouse

Mackintosh Exhibition, Lighthouse, Glasgow

Rooftop Panorama, Glasgow

Rooftop Panorama, Glasgow, Scotland

The building now functions as Scotland’s National Centre for Art and Design, providing a link between design, architecture and creative industries. In addition to the Mackintosh Centre there are floors with exhibitions on the design and architecture theme together with a cafe/bar. Entrance is free.

I invariably include a visit to the Lighthouse in Mackintosh themed architecture tours  of Glasgow.

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