I don’t know Glasgow at all well and discovered that I don’t have a copy of Pevsner, so decided just to explore the Merchant City. I had been told that it was in trouble owing to Covid, but it seemed – most of it – pretty robust, much of it so far preserved, much of it grandly Victorian, reminiscent more of Philadelphia or Melbourne than any English city in the tame, sneaking south.
I can’t tell you what most of the buildings are that I saw:-
These statues by John Mossman were on the Athenaeum:-
These were on Buchanan Street:-
City Chambers (1882-90):-
The Corinthian Club:-
The building opposite on Virginia Place, currently being restored:-
A good Greek Revival building on Glassford Street:-
The Ramshorn Graveyard:-
More miscellaneous details:-
It’s pretty impressive, demonstrating a density of classical buildings and built ornament lost further south.