Glasgow

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The former Stock Exchange, built in the Venetian style.

Another shot of Buchanan Street.

This enormous building on Bothwell Street once housed the Victorian Gothic Christian Institute. In the 1970s the institute sold the building to developers who demolished it and put up the rather handsome modern office block we see today.

The Bostock Indoor Zoo in Cowcaddens once occupied the space to the left, now a large Chinese restaurant and pool hall. On the right is the Normal School.

The statue of Sir William Pearce in Govan, renowned for forging Fairfields Shipyards' global reputation for excellence and setting up the philanthropic Pearce Institute for his workers. On the right is the old Lyceum Theatre.

The little Clyde ferry motors across the river. The SCWS Building can be seen on the background, which is partially obscured today by the Kingston Bridge which was completed in 1970.

This was the best angle I could get for this shot. Crowds throng the Broomielaw to board paddle steamers bound "doon the watter" to resorts like Largs, Dunoon and Rothesay. Today the Clyde is quite tranquil in comparison.

Traffic on Glasgow Bridge in the 1910s. During the city's industrial heyday traffic congestion would clog both sides of all the bridges over the Clyde.

The giant Finnieston Crane loads a locomotive onto a ship. Thanks to the commenters I have now discovered I had the wrong position. The original photo was taken from the deck of a ship looking in the opposite direction. Though retired, this one surviving crane remains as a symbol of Glasgow's mighty industrial past. One of the last such cantilever cranes in the world, it was built in the 1920s and loaded locomotives onto ships dispatched to every corner of the empire—and the world. By the end of the Second World War Glasgow's locomotive works were the largest in the world.

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