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We visited both the City Chambers and the Glasgow Cathedral (St Mungo’s). Very beautiful buildings…

WW I & II Memorial "Pro Patria" Glasgow CIty Hall

WW I & II Memorial “Pro Patria” Glasgow CIty Chambers

Marble Staircase in City Hall, Glasgow

Marble Staircase in City Chambers, Glasgow

Marble Staircase in City Hall, Glasgow

Marble Staircase in City Chambers, Glasgow

Guard Statues in City Hall, Glasgow

Guard Statues in City Chambers, Glasgow

Doorway in City Hall, Glasgow

Doorway in City Chambers, Glasgow

The Glasgow City Chambers sits on one end of George Square and is a very impressive building complete with mosaic tiles, marble and beautiful artwork. It was built in 1888 and is the headquarters building for the councils serving the City of Glasgow. Glasgow’s twin cities are: Dalian (China), Nuremberg (Germany), Turin (Italy), Rostove-on-Don (Russia), Havana (Cuba), Lahore (Pakistan), Marseille (France) and Bethlehem (Palestine).

Glasgow Cathdral, St Mungos

Glasgow cathedral, St Mungo’s

Original Door of the Glasgow Cathdral

Original Door of the Glasgow cathedral

Glasgow Cathedral Necropolis

Glasgow Cathedral Necropolis

Glasgow Cathedral Necropolis

Glasgow Cathedral Necropolis

Queen's Chair in the Cathedral

Queen’s Chair in the Cathedral

Stairs leading to the higher graves, Glasgow Cathedral

Stairs leading to the higher graves, Glasgow Cathedral

Stained Glass, Glasgow Cathedral

Stained Glass, Glasgow Cathedral

Example of a Memorial inside the Galsgow Cathedral

Example of a Memorial inside the Galsgow Cathedral

Most of the Glasgow Cathedral dates from the 15th century although most of the gorgeous stained glass windows are more current. It’s the only medieval Cathedral on the Scottish Mainland to survive the reformation. As we traveled through Scotland on this trip, we saw many ruins of Catherdrals/Churches which were destroyed during the reformation and the period of Henry VIII.  Good on the Glaswegians for their superior defensive strength during those difficult and destructive times.

The Gothic architecture of the Cathedral is dark and imposing. Inside the Cathedral, there are hundreds of memorials to soldiers from the wars throughout the years. Just outside the Cathedral is a Necropolis which is filled with eleborate tombs from wealthy industrialist from the Victorian age. It was fascinating (hopefully not too morbid) to read the inscriptions.

Glasgow St Mungos
Royal Highland Fusiliers Memorial

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