This curved block of mansion flats is the city's best-known tenement block. The steep Mansard roof gives it a distinctly ... More
Charing Cross Mansions
This curved block of mansion flats is the city's best-known tenement block. The steep Mansard roof gives it a distinctly French elegance. John James Burnet designed the building in 1889 and it is possibly the greatest of his works. The tall tower in the middle has its own balcony and cast-iron railings. The centerpiece is a baroque clock, decorated with signs of the zodiac by William Birnie-Rhind. Above the clock, a female figure holds a hammer and leans on a wheel. The initials RS & S appear a few times as the building was originally for warehousemen Robert Simpson and Sons. Luckily it escaped the devastating sweep through the city that paved the way for the M8 motorway, which now glides effortlessly past this timeless classic.
Right on the corner of Charing Cross lurks this little corner of Mexico. Passers by seem unable to resist looking
through the window at the scenes of tequila fuelled merriment within. Los Borrachos is owned by the people who ...
AMF serves us with 10 pin bowling, as opposed to the more sedate green version that is so popular with
older Glaswegians. In addition to 26 fully automatic lanes, AMF houses six full size American pool tables and a ...
This lovely urban park, established in 1895, is not only home to the Mackintosh House for an Art Lover and
an excellent leisure center it is also a very attractive area to visit and covers 175 acres. In 1938, ...
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