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This afternoon I visited Glasgow’s Botanic Gardens, which date back to 1817. This was a great experience. I was particularly impressed with exotic and colourful orchids. I have many still images of the orchids but, regrettably, cannot upload them to blogger because the up-load process tonight is excruciatingly slow. I will try to post the orchid images tomorrow. In meantime I have managed to post a video taken of the flowering plants in the conservatory. I will certainly encourage visitors to Glasgow to visit this wonderful facility when in the West End of Glasgow.

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This afternoon I am posting some images of Central Station following my recent visit. This is a magnificent Victorian era edifice originally built 1876-9 (Blythe and Cunningham) which today remains the busiest station in Scotland. The station was built on the site of the now defunct Grahamston and was opened 1879, extended 1901-1906 and restored in the late 1900s.

Thew station entrance features ornate iron-work. Seven pillars support the glazed port0-cochere arcade.

As a former commuter I can attest that Central is a pleasant enough terminus. Worth a visit, especially for visitors keen on architecture and design. Immediately outside the station you are confronted with some interesting Greek Thomson architecture.

I have some still images which I just can’t upload

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This afternoon I paid a visit to Glasgow City Chambers ( City Hall) to view the superb internal decor and architecture. I could not venture beyond the ground floor which is cross shaped with mosaic floor and numerous granite columns supporting a very ornate ceiling.

The entrance to the building is at the head of the cross which incorporates an axis which runs east towards the reception area.

The Council operates official tours which run twice daily. I will join one of these to learn more of the origins and design of this stunning building dating from Victorian times when Glasgow was the second city of the British Empire and flaunted its wealth and status through buildings such as this.

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