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Former College Building, Aberdeen

Former College Building, Aberdeen, Scotland

This evening, I am in Aberdeen, N.E. Scotland in readiness for a Speyside Whisky tour tomorrow. This city has some fascinating church and civic architecture, as evidenced by the images above and below.

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River Clyde at Greenock

River Clyde at Greenock, Glasgow

This evening, I am focusing on the River Clyde, west of Scotland. This river rises in the Lowther Hills in South Lanarkshire and runs for 106 miles, passing the city of Glasgow and into the sea past Greenock.

This river was at the heart of the Industrial Revolution, particularly shipbuilding, During the 19th and 20th centuries some 35,000 vessels were built on and around the river in the Glasgow area. Although civilian ship building is almost finished military shipbuilding continues to prosper with orders for aircraft carriers in process.

Today, the Clyde is quite clean and perhaps best known for leisure and sporting activities.

Image at top of this post was taken from site of a Roman fortlet dating from the 2nd Century AD.

Here is the Clyde in central Glasgow showing the Finnieston Crane, a memory of shipbuilding in the area. Read more on River Clyde, Scotland…

Mackintosh Design, Glasgow

Mackintosh Design, Glasgow, Scotland

This evening,I am focusing one aspect of the work of Glasgow’s famous architect and designer, Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Although famous for designing such buildings as House for an Art Lover, Scotland Street School Museum, Glasgow School of Art, Queen’s Cross Church, Willow Tea Rooms and more, together with his wife, Margaret McDonald, Mackintosh’s skills also embraced jewellery, graphics, wall decoration, pottery carpets and furniture as illustrated in this post.

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