Monday, 30 January 2012


Today Maggie and I met up with Inger and Agneta who are here from Sweden for some visiting and shopping and also Christine and Neil.  After we had a pub lunch we spent some time exploring the Lighthouse located in the city centre. I took these photos with my iPhone (!!!) from the viewing platform on the top of the building. They actually are quite stunning viewed on the Mac computer screen!

The Lighthouse is a Charles Rennie Mackintosh building (1895) which in former days served as the premises for the Glasgow Herald, the city's main newspaper. 

Here is the Lighthouse Gang.  While I like to shop in Stockholm they like to shop in Glasgow: e.g. things of good design in the Lighthouse shop, plus Marks and Spencers and Boots the Chemist.

A view of the rooftops of the city. On the right background is one of the few remaining examples of how the red sandstone Victorian buildings used to look, from coal smoke. 

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