Glasgow Daily Photo

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Globe and ship

Posted by Jackie on March 15, 2009


This can be seen on the west side of George Square (technically Queen Street), atop what was the city’s Chamber of Commerce building (originally built in 1874, but with the top two storeys added in 1907). I’m not sure if the building is still the Chamber of Commerce or if it is something else entirely, as pretty much that whole side of George Square has been covered in scaffolding for ages.

The ship on the globe is a reminder of Glasgow’s seafaring heritage.

11 Responses to “Globe and ship”

  1. Jacob said

    That’s quite a special tribute to “Glasgow’s seafaring heritage.” How do they get those little things way up there?

  2. Little underexposure, still thanks a lot for sharing this image. 🙂

  3. I knew you’d tell me eventually – my post!!

    Deepak Acharya: that’s the way we frequently see Glasgow – deeper shades of grey!

  4. It doens’t really look like it’s a weatherwane. Very nice ship!

  5. Katya said

    What a fantastic reminder, indeed! This must be a really cool thing to see on a bright and sunny day with blue skies!!!

  6. Scott said

    This is the first I’ve ever seen this, so thanks for pointing it out. I think though that they got the size of the ship and the world a bit out of perspective!!

  7. m_m said

    I like such details! Nice capture!

  8. Linda said

    Great example of civic pride – quite right too!

  9. Jackie said

    Deepak, An Honest Man is right, it’s not underexposed, the sky really was that colour! (it often is, which is why I’m always so gushing over your colourful pictures!!!).

    An Honest Man, I thought of your previous post as I posted this one, I wondered if you’d remember it.

    Scott, glad to be of service 🙂 Hey, random perspective never did Picasso any harm, though maybe this isn’t quite so much of a work of art.

  10. Lunarossa said

    Absolutely great shot! How did you manage to note the lovely vessel on the top? Excellent. Ciao. A.

  11. maria v said

    i love this shot – what a clever idea to put the boat at the top!

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