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People’s Palace

Posted by Jackie on June 5, 2009


This is the front of the People’s Palace. It is Glasgow’s social history museum, with exhibits about the people of Glasgow from 1750 to today (unfortunately I haven’t yet been inside – will have to do that another time). The Doulton fountain in the foreground is, apparently, the largest terracotta fountain in the world as well as the best surviving example of its kind. It features a statue of Queen Victoria on the top, and around the sides has sculptures depicting people from various parts of the British Empire (including India, Canada and South Africa).

11 Responses to “People’s Palace”

  1. Andrew said

    Not sure if the fountain frames the building or the building frames the fountain. Regardless, a nice combination.

  2. Jacob said

    I’d love to go through that museum! And the fountain is simply magnificent. Excellent photo with great lighting!

  3. Hilda said

    A museum about the people — I like that! The fountain’s magnificent too. I just enlarged the photo and, wow, it’s huge!

  4. Tinsie said

    Interesting shot. Building and fountain merge in one.

  5. Katya said

    Awesome! I love the museum and the fountain, both! They are so dramatic the way you have captured them together. Love this photo!!!!!

    ***Note to Jackie….see, the skies do not always have to be blue to get some great photos!!! I love blue skies, but sometimes they actually impede…take away…from photography!

  6. m_m said

    Great building!

  7. margaret said

    How long have you been in Glasgow? The Peoples Palace is a MUST SEE. If memory serves me there is a great tea room there.

  8. margaret said

    I must have had a “seniors moment” There is a tea room at Peoples Palace inside a pavilion which itself is beautiful. A great place to pass the time on a wet afternoon.

  9. Ian said

    Superb buildings and architecture: I want to visit. Do you think we could tow the UK a bit closer to Australia? 🙂

  10. marley said

    The Victorians were so understated! Lol! Impressive fountain.

  11. Beautifully built structure! Nicely captured. Thanks for sharing these photos!!

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