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Glasgow in the winter rain...

Any sane person would have been in a museum, or a shop, at the very least a warm cafe with a cuppa.

Me ? No, I had to be tramping the streets looking at interesting places. In this case I had come to see the cathedral, ( 'which is widely regarded as the high point of cathedral building in Europe' ) but it was Sunday, so access was restricted because of a service, and as it was still early Scottish Heritage had not yet 'taken over' for the afternoon, so the interesting crypt/s were also closed because of 'Insurance' ! ( How I resent this litigious world we are creating for ourselves )

Clearly visible from the cathedral grounds however, is an intriguing view of The Necropolis.

And the posted image is a view is of the ornamental gateway into it. The Necropolis is claimed to be one of the most significant cemeteries in Europe, exceptional in its townscape, and its relationship to the Cathedral and the city.

As so often when I visit these new places, I add this one to my increasingly long list of interesting places to come back to, on a sunnier day all being well !

WS also has a view of a plaque outside the gateway, hopefully still legible, on which you can read more.


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