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Today, I visited the Willow Tea Rooms at 217 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow.  The interior and facade were designed by Glasgow’s most famous architect/designer, Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928) whose key achievement was the design of places to be inhabited. The street name ‘Sauchiehall’  means ‘alley of the willows’ and throughout the rooms Mackintosh used the willow motif.

Today, I visited Holmwood House, a high status residential property which was designed by local architect, Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson (1817-75) for James Couper, a wealthy businessman who used the property for both business and residential purposes, as was common in those days. Construction occurred between 1857-8 when Glasgow was experiencing rapid economic growth.



National Piping Centre, Glasgow, Scotland.

This evening, I am focusing on the National Piping Centre which sits proudly at the north end of Glasgow’s Hope Street although actually located at 3-5 Larbert Street.

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