Art Nouveau at the Lighthouse

Glasgow’s Lighthouse is a Charles Rennie Mackintosh building that used to be part of the Glasgow Herald‘s printing offices until they moved out in the mid-80s. The Lighthouse re-opened in 1999 as Scotland’s Centre for Architecture, Design and the City. We visited recently for an excellent exhibition on Art Nouveau (phone photos). If you’re in the area and fancy it, it’s only on till tomorrow, so be quick!

We also climbed the distinctive tower, which originally contained an 8000-gallon water tank, for great views over the city’s roofscape (John’s photos).

Finally, some more shots of the interior.

A lovely escape from a wet afternoon!

 

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30 thoughts on “Art Nouveau at the Lighthouse

  1. restlessjo December 28, 2015 / 21:52

    I really liked this place but couldn’t get out on the roof the day I was there. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  2. lisadorenfest December 22, 2015 / 01:15

    I love all the festive colors as well as the cat on the roof and that circular staircase. And of course who wouldn’t love those roof top views!

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