Architectural heritage of Glasgow's West End

(Above image is a capture of Glasgow University through a vista of autumnal colours.)

This evening, I am posting a portfolio of images acquired today from my walking tour around Glasgow's West End.

The West end is an upscale district with many examples of interesting architecture reflecting Glasgow's rich architectural heritage. Many of the buildings date from the 19th century when Glasgow was an economic power house based on manufacturing.

Readers will note that many of the buildings are constructed from varying shades of sandstone, a local resource. The sandstone derives from the Permian Period, about 250m-290m years ago when what is now Scotland was near the equator and subject to desert conditions for many millions of years.

The weather today was dry with no wind but temperature hovered around freezing point.

 Former Church

Former Church

Queen's Rooms

Sikh Temple

Royal Crescent (1839-1849)

Former church, Kelvingrove

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum

Glasgow University

Wellington Church

Charing Cross Mansions


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