June 9 Wednesday....A Day in Glasgow.
...but first BREAKFAST


 
This is a picture from a postcard but it shows the traditional Full Scottish breakfast.
Mushrooms, steamed tomato half, Black Pudding, tattie scone, sausage, haggis, bacon, eggs and lots of toast.
Missing from this picture is the BEANS!! Looked and tasted like
just like Campbell's Pork and Beans.  We were astonished!
Pork and Beans for breakfast!!!

The next day, Pauline and Rosa had porridge, Jane had eggs, bacon and toast.






 

Window box at
The Charing Cross Guest House

      

Rosa
on the front terrace

View across the street. It is such a shame that the
"Beethoven Building", as we called it, has been so neglected.
Right next door to the "Beethoven Building are buildings that are being restored.




 

  

  

A few of the 11 statutes in George's Square.

                                                    
Conspicuous by his absence is King George III after whom the square is named. The Glasgow tobacco lords were most upset at King George losing their trade with the American colonies!
                                           

 

    
Pauline is trying to claim this Graham as a family member

 

Dr Thomas Graham (1805 - 1869) - A pioneer in the field of chemistry,
he formulated "Graham's Law" on the diffusion of gases.
He later became Master of the Mint where he instituted many reforms.
The Statue by William Brodie was gifted to the city
by James (Paraffin) Young in June 1872.

  
 The City Chambers houses the local government for Glasgow. It was opened
 by Queen Victoria in 1888 on her second visit to the city.
When she visited 39 years earlier, she disliked the city and said that
she would prefer not to return!
 
For more: Glasgow Photo Library
- City Chambers


The 3 Grannies resting on the lion's paw in front of the City Chambers

          
         


     
Mercury sits atop the buildings in Merchant City Square
The Merchant City lies at the heart of Glasgow’s City Centre,
where historically the tobacco lairds and traders which once made
Glasgow the Second City of the Empire came to do business,
socialise and build their townhouses .. and later their warehouses.

                         
                                            


Pauline and her "wired" friend at the Peoples Palace, Glasgow

We were amazed at the public toilets!!!  They were plentiful and some were kept very nicely. We never found a sign that said "Rest Rooms" , "Ladies Room", "Bathrooms"...just Toilet

         

 

 

 

 

                                

 Are you home,
              Dr. Who?

                                                                                                        
 

                           

                             

                            

           

                                    

                                

                                                    
       Chic, Rosa and Jane checking out the map

 

 

                 



We loved the signs..... Glasgow: Give Way    The US: Yield

    

 

 

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Glasgow Cathedral's 13th century tower is the last remaining intact tower on a Scottish mediaeval church. Glasgow Cathedral

The City Chambers houses the local government for Glasgow. It was opened by Queen Victoria in 1888 on her second visit to the city. When she visited 39 years earlier, she disliked the city and said that she would prefer not to return! Glasgow Photo Library
- City Chambers

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