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This morning, I collected tour group from Park Terrace in Glasgow’s West End at 8.00 am and then embarked on a motor coach tour of key sites associated with Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson (1817-1875). Thomson was possibly the greatest mind in Scottish architecture and obtained the sobriquet ‘Greek’ due to his belief that the architecture of ancient Greece could be the basis of modern architecture. However, Thomson never actually visited Greece.

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Tour group at Dumfries House, Scotland

Touyr group in grounds of Dumfries House

This morning,m we departed our lodgings in York, England drove for four hours north to our destination of Dumfries House in East Ayrshire, Scotland. We duly arrived in time for our scheduled 1.30 pm tour of the house interior which lasted about 90 minutes.

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Autumn Flowering Crocus, Howick Hall, Northumberland

This morning, we departed our lodgings in Melrose, Scotland and drove S.E. for a couple of hours to our first destination of Howick Hall Gardens and Arboretum near Alnwick in Northumberland.

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