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This morning, the sun was shining so I went to visit Pollock House, south Glasgow. This dates form 1747 when it was commissioned by the Maxwell family and built on a compact scale with four floors plus attics and 80ft long facades.The exterior errs to the austere but is enlivened by two pairs of sculptured swags on the south facade and pedimented entrance door.

The interior benefits from ornate plasterwork contributing to an air of exuberance but, regrettably, photography is not permitted inside.


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This morning was bright and sunny, albeit somewhat cold. I went off to photograph 2-38 Millbrae Crescent, Langside which dates from 1876-77 and is attributed to the famous architect Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson. Its flair and elegance in combining the style of rustic villas with the sublime urbanity of the terrace suggest the architect was indeed, Thomson.

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This afternoon, I am posting some images of a couple of contrasting buildings in Glasgow.

The following three images show the Aurora Building dating from 2006. This is located at 120 Bothwell Street. Cost was GBP55M and designed by Cooper Cromar.

I was very impressed by the slightly concave front of the building shimmering in the sunlight.

Here is something completely different! The following images show the Mitchell Library in North Street. This solid Victorian building dates from 1891-3 and was designed by William B Whitie.

The building is a major public resource in Glasgow containing Glasgow city archives and a large public reference library. Very useful for persons wishing to trace Glasgow ancestry.

Entrance to the building.

Glasgow is full of fascinating architecture including designs by Mackintosh and Greek Thomson.
Contact me for a dedicated architecture tour.

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