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Glasgow Cathedral (Cathedral of St Mungo/St Kentigern)

We’ve passed this many times on our way into Glasgow, to the People’s Palace, the Barras or the city centre but had never stopped for a look till December 2018.

Glasgow Cathedral

If you look closely you can see a lamppost in the above photo. This is a close up showing the Glasgow Coat of Arms in the loop at its top:-

Glasgow crest on Lamppost

The Cathedral is dedicated to St Mungo otherwise known as St Kentigern. His tomb is in the cathedral crypt:-

St Mungo's Tomb

Stone rood screen – unique we were told:-

stone rood screen

Ceiling:-

medieval roof

A rather ornate side altar:-

altar-ish

Kneelers Glasgow and Highland Light Infantry Coats of Arms:-

Kneelers, Glasgow Cathedral

Kneelers, Highland Light Infantry and Church of Scotland Coats of Arms.

Kneelers in Glasgow Cathedral

Glasgow Exhibitions Display at the People’s Palace

There is a small display at the People’s Palace on Glasgow Green which shows images of Glasgow’s various International Exhibitions.

The colour picture at the top is of the 1901 Exhibition, a panorama of that same exhibition is below it, a sepia depiction of the 1888 Exhibition lies below the writing, a view of the Scottish Pavilion at the 1938 Empire Exhibition is to the left and a poster stamp of the Empire Exhibition’s logo in red is below that.

The colour picture is of the Main Pavilion at the 1901 Exhibition:-

The mostly blue picture is of the interior of one of the two Scottish Pavilions at the 1938 Empire Exhibition:-

Here’s the poster stamp in a closer up version:-

The People’s Palace also has one of the jigsaws of the Empire Exhibition:-

Note the (oddly shaped) missing piece of the jigsaw. I actually have a complete example of this jigsaw at home (a companion piece to this) but it’s still in a box somewhere due to the house move last year.

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