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Friday, September 21, 2007

View of Glasgow from the Clyde

Ben and Sarah Parsonage's Bridge (over the Clyde).

Cacti inside the Winter Gardens

Tropical foliage within the Winter Garden's

Queen Victoria silhouetted against the sun

Doulton Fountain (1888) by A E Pearce. The largest terracotta fountain in the world was created for Glasgow's first Great Exhibition and later removed to Glasgow Green.

The People's Palace and Winter Gardens were built in 1898 on historic Glasgow Green for the benefit of the industrial working people of the east end.

Picture of the Green in sunlight. Note vertical iron poles.

More detailed picture of iron poles. These were erected to hold washing lines at a time when the working people used communal facilities for washing -and drying-clothes.

Stunning architecture at Templeton's Carpet Factory (1889). Glasgow's most colourful brick building-a bit of Venice marooned in Glasgow!


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