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Glasgow has a lot of impressive older buildings from the 19th and early 20th centuries - back then it was a very important city, regarded as the Second City of the British Empire and this is reflected in a lot of its architecture. Glasgow's most famous architect is undoubtedly Charles Rennie Mackintosh - also famous as an artist and designer - and a lot of tourists visit Glasgow specifically to see his work. He's kind of Scotland's Gaudi althoug his buildings are maybe subtler and less exuberant. To be honest if you live in Glasgow you can get a bit sick of all the Macintosh related souvenirs and postcards but his buildings are still pretty impressive!

This is a detail from his most famous building - Glasgow School of Art - which is still one of Britain's top Art Schools.

I took the photo last year in December in the afternoon because I wanted a time of day when it was lit from the side. At that time of year the light is very warm and soft. I used a wide-angle (28mm) to try and emphasise the arch in the foreground.

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