Glasgow – The City Centre

The East End of Glasgow is the home of the Glasgow Green, which is the oldest park in the city dating back to the 15th century. In the early days, the park was an grazing area, an area to wash and bleach linen and an area to dry fishing nets.

The People’s Palace and Winter Gardens were opened on 22 January, 1898 and was intended to provide a cultural centre for the people. In 2005 further work was carried out when the Doulton Fountain was extensively refurbished and relocated to its present position in front of the People’s Palace. This 46 feet high and 70 feet across at its base, is the largest terracotta fountain in the world.

The Templeton Carpet Factory (Templeton Buisness Centre) was modelled like a buildings in Venice, because the wealthy citizens living in nearby did not wish to overlook a factory and it was decided the building should be of appropriate design for such a prominent location in the city.

Today, there have been many live music events on Glasgow green on various scales.

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