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St George’s Tron Church is located in central Glasgow. From an architectural perspective the church was completed in 1809 to the design of William Stark. However, the site as a place of worship dates back to 1687. The 180 ft tower is topped by a cupola  and obelisks with Baroque influences evident at the upper tiers. Inside the church is a cafe which is open to all.

Today, at Greenbank House garden, I was presented with a wide array of colourful flowers spanning a spectrum comprising pink, cream, purple, white, copper, blue, violet and scarlet. Despite being late season I found the display (depth and range) superior to that usually available during the summer period with added dimension of the harsh and angled sunlight.

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.