Glasgow City from Glasgow Green

This evening, I am posting images and information on Glasgow Green, Scotland consequent upon my visit yesterday, which benefited from exceptional visibility (for November).

Glasgow Green is an area of parkland ( common land) now used for recreation and other purposes within walking distance of the City of Glasgow.

The River Clyde runs to the South and West of Glasgow Green.

Going back into the past the Green was used for public executions and during a short spell in late 1745/early 1746 Bonnie Prince Charlie’s army camped here. Of greater importance was the ‘brain wave’ which occurred to James Watt during a stroll on the Green in 1765 which led to an improvement in the efficiency of the steam engine which went on to power the Industrial Revolution.

There are large coal deposits under the Green which have never been exploited due to public opposition.

Important monuments and buildings on the Green include:

  • Nelson’s Column, 1806
  • People’s Palace and Winter Garden, 1896.
  • McLennan Arch, 1792.
  • Doulton Fountain, 1888.
  • Templeton Carpet Factory, 1889.
  • Drying Green.

Video clip of Glasgow Green

 

Trees on Glasgow Green in Autumn

Winter Gardens, Glasgow Green, Scotland

Nelson Monument, Glasgow Green, Scotland

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