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Ancient and modern

Posted by Jackie on October 24, 2009

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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!).

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Langside Hall

Posted by Jackie on February 22, 2009

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Last Sunday I showed you Pollokshaws Burgh Hall. This Sunday I’m showing a similar place, this time the other side of Queen’s Park from where I live. Today it seems to be used for similar purposes as Pollokshaws Burgh Hall – wedding receptions, exercise classes, surgeries for local councillors, interest group meetings, that sort of thing. It has quite an interesting history – it was designed around 1847 by John Thomas (no sniggering at the back please) who was also involved in the building of the Houses of Parliament, and was originally the National Bank of Scotland in Queen Street in the city centre. Around 1889 it was removed from Queen Street stone by stone and re-erected in Langside.

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