Photographic travel guide of the Architecture of the city of Glasgow, most populated city in Scotland (Great Britain).
Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and the third largest in the United Kingdom. It is situated on the River Clyde in the country’s West Central Lowlands.
Glasgow grew from a small rural settlement on the River Clyde to become one of the largest seaports in the world. Expanding from the medieval bishopric and royal burgh, and the later establishment of the University of Glasgow in the 15th century, it became a major centre of the Scottish Enlightenment in the 18th century. From the 18th century the city also grew as one of Great Britain’s main hubs of transatlantic trade with North America and the West Indies.
With the onset of the Industrial Revolution, the population and economy of Glasgow and the surrounding region expanded rapidly to become one of the world’s pre-eminent centres of chemicals, textiles and engineering; most notably in the shipbuilding and marine engineering industry, which produced many innovative and famous vessels.
Glasgow is known as the “Second City of the British Empire” for much of the Victorian era and Edwardian period.
Today it is one of Europe’s top ten financial centres and is home to many of Scotland’s leading businesses.
The video consists of a slideshow of pictures taken during a visit to the city downtown and includes several interesting streets and buildings:
– City Chambers.
– George Square.
– Royal Exchange Square.
– Argyle Street.
– Central Station.
– St Enoch Square.
– Buchanan Street.
– River Clyde.
– Glasgow Science Centre.
– Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre.
– St Mungo Cathedral.