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Ancient and modern

Posted by Jackie on October 24, 2009


Here’s some of the varied architecture you can find at the University of Glasgow along University Avenue. The glass building is the Wolfson Building, home of the medical school. You’re by now very familiar with the tower from the Main Building in the background. The building between the two I think houses the Botany Department (but I’m open to correction on that!).

6 Responses to “Ancient and modern”

  1. Hilda said

    I like them both! And are those solar panels on the roof of the Botany building, or just skylights?

    The university looks like it’ll make for a great walk. And I can never forget that fortress-like library of yours.

  2. Is that one the Bower building which was gutted by fire in 2001?

  3. Jani said

    The Bower Building was indeed gutted by fire in 2001. On October 24th. Which is today, so either good timing on the photo, or was it on purpose? I put up a post of the fire and the building today as well, but mine was a planned post.

    The building used to house the Botany department and a museum and so on from 1901 to 2001, and today houses the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department, which seems like a fancy name for Botany.

  4. Jackie said

    Hi Jani – no it was entirely coincidental, as I didn’t know about the fire! Thanks for the info 🙂

  5. Jackie said

    Hilda: I think they’re just skylights by the looks of things, but I’m not sure.

  6. Katya said

    It looks like Glasgow represents a city of contrast and diverstity!

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