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Glasgow City Chambers Tour

Sunday, April 06, 2008

This evening I am posting some images taken from a recent visit to Glasgow City Chambers aka City Hall which is conveniently located on the edge of George Square in Central Glasgow.

Escorted tours of the interior are available.

City Chambers date from 1882-90 ( William Young) and houses the City's local government. Some key issues concerning the architecture:

  • Entrance based on 3rd century Arch of Constantine in Rome.
  • Inside the main door, the Loggia ( gallery or corridor) has a patterned vaulted ceiling featuring 1.5m pieces of mosaic.
  • The building features two open staircases with the grander of the two (the Marble Staircases) rising three stories.
  • The grand banqueting hall is on the second floor. On the walls of the hall are hung paintings illustrating Glasgow's history.
Interior open staircases

Front entrance taken from George Square


posted by Catswhiskers @ 10:29 AM 


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