Thursday’s Special : The Lighthouse


Did you guess where I was, among the rooftops? Did you guess where I was, up among the rooftops in Glasgow?

Looking down Looking down

This might be the clue you need Maybe this is the clue you need?

The Glasgow Herald Building is known as ‘The Lighthouse’ and was designed by Glasgow-born architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh.  Now Scotland’s Centre of Architecture, Design and the City, it has one floor dedicated to the work of its designer. When I read that I could ascend the tower for views over Glasgow’s rooftops there was never any doubt that I would seek out the building.

The building was Rennie Mackintosh’s first public commission and was built between 1893-1895.  A former warehouse, its most prominent feature is the tower, which was designed to contain an 8.000 gallon water tank, to protect the building from fire hazard. When the Herald moved to new premises in the early eighties, it stood unoccupied for 15 years. Thankfully today’s model is as cutting edge…

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Author: rjbailey

"I have no idea what I'm doing, but I know I'm doing it really, really well." - Andy Dwyer

4 thoughts on “Thursday’s Special : The Lighthouse”

      1. The Saimoe League is a whole new world to me, and probably something my daughter would know all about. She is a Fantasy fan. 🙂
        I use Goodreads sparingly but I can see you have a busy life. Ron. If someone regularly visits my site I like to return the favour, but following your link back rarely takes me to anywhere I can usefully leave a comment, so my apologies if you think me rude.


      2. Naw, it’s cool. 🙂 Like I said, I am trying to put more original stuff here, but I also like sharing stuff I find interesting.


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