Trip Start Aug 12, 2012
17Trip End Sep 26, 2012
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So that’s what we did. Trains ran from Edinburgh to Glasgow every 15 minutes. The train journey was only about 45 minutes so we had plenty of time to look out the window, not that there was much to see. Scenery changed from suburbs to rural and back again very quickly.
So reaching Glasgow we got off and looked around, of course, for the toilets on the station. These you have to feed them with 30p, which we didn't have, so we proceeded out of the station to a nice little pub next door
According to the guide, Glasgow has the greatest number of Victorian buildings in the UK. It certainly seemed that way. It also had the most theatres that burned down. I don’t know if there is any correlation.
There are many unique structures in Glasgow, one of which was the “Wiggly Bridge”, because it went across the river Clyde diagonally. Then they built a bridge that was constructed of twisted steel, which they called “Wriggly Bridge”. Also the Transport Museum building is quite unique as well as being beautiful. The display inside makes great use of the space and allows visitors to wander around from type to type.
Glasgow also has a conference centre which looks almost like the Opera House. The guide swears that they didn’t copy the Australian structure although it has the same fine accoustics. The large glass conservatory in the Botanical gardens is also startling.
At the Transport Museum, I encouraged Melien to get of and have a look around. As I said earlier it was impressive, the building cost over £100 million and best of all, it’s free, a most important thing to most Scottish people
Back to George Square and on the train to Edinburgh again. A delightful day!