Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and is often referred to as Scotland with Style. An elegant place, some of the architecture here is amongst the finest in Britain. Many of these magnificent structures were built during the nineteenth century, when the city was an industrial powerhouse and remain as impressive as when they first appeared. Nowadays less industrial, the city has reinvented itself as a centre for leisure…pleasure…and shopping. It’s packed full of trendy bars, chic cafes and restaurants. Getting around the city is easy on foot or by taking the subway. It links major cultural attractions such as the gallery of Modern Art and the hugely popular Kelvingrove art gallery and museum. Work began on the current Glasgow School of Art building in 1896 by famed local architect and designer, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, who was known for his art-nouveau style. The Riverside Museum shows the futuristic style of Pacific Quay, the Clyde Auditorium resembles interlocking ships hulls. At its height, one in five of the world’s ships was built here in Glasgow…including the Royal Yacht Britannia. Glasgow’s architects created the tenement block, a uniquely Scottish form of housing. The home of Scottish football is Hampden Park, venue for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, in the stylish city in the beautiful Clyde Valley.
Published on April 20, 2015 by admin