Twenty Days Two - "George Square] is the most important city square in Glasgow, Scotland. It was named after King George III and was founded in 1781. Buildings around George Square are of architectural value, including the gorgeous Glasgow City Hall on the East (laid in 1883, completed in 1888), the former General Post Office on the South (built in 1878 and redeveloped into offices in 2007), the Queen's Street Station in Glasgow on the north and the North British Railway Hotel (now the Millennium Hotel), and the chamber of Commerce on the west. The square has a number of important statues and monuments, including Robert & Burns, James & Watt, Robert , Sir Pierre and Sir Walter & Scott. It is usually considered a de facto urban center. These old-fashioned buildings are magnificent, exquisite in detail and ornamental. No wonder Glasgow is ranked as the third most attractive city after London and Paris.
Located in the center of Glasgow, George Square is a square the size of a football field. It can be seen as an open-air sculpture museum, Queen Victoria, Watt who invented the steam engine, Walter Scott and George III, Scottish native writers. The square is surrounded by delicate Victorian buildings. Glasgow City Hall, Buchanan Street, one of Glasgow's most famous shopping streets and one of Scotland's most famous shopping streets, Queen Street Railway Station are close to George Square. Street performers on the square are also one of the highlights.
Put down your luggage after booking the hotel and leave the hotel immediately for a tour of Glasgow. Walking for about 15 minutes to George Square in the center of the city, which is the size of a football field, the seat stage for the big event has not yet been removed, so many statues of big people have also been enclosed in the fence, which can not enter the square and has a great impact on viewing. After visiting the town hall next to George Square, we wandered again in George Square, where the fence was slowly dismantled. It seemed that we could not wait to walk into George Square. So in a relatively distant place, we saw several statues of figures in George Square. This George Square is an open-air museum of sculpture. Besides the statues of Queen Victoria and George III, there are also the sculptures of Jame Watt, the poet Robert Burns and Sir Walter Scott, the Scottish writer who invented the steam engine. Around the square hung huge slogans with red and white letters - "PEOPLE MAKE GLASGOW, so the slogan "Revolution" made us seem to be back on the land of socialist countries.
This city, which combines art, history, architecture, music, sports, shopping and other elements, is undoubtedly a must for Scottish tourism. On weekend nights, the streets were crowded with people. It was very busy, cool and cold. The Scottish flag in George Square was flying in the wind. The moonlight was brighter than the neon on the street in those days.
One of the landmarks of George Square Glasgow, stepping out of the Scottish Railway Station, is a square as big as a football field. George Square is an open-air museum of sculpture, including Watt, who invented the steam engine. There are many people resting in the square and enjoying the sunshine with pigeons.
Go to Glasgow to participate in the World Irish Dance Competition, held in the city hall downtown. By the way, I visited George Square and the pedestrian streets around it. There were few quiet people in the city. Fortunately, in March, I was able to meet the sunny weather. The atmosphere was very literary and artistic. The streets were full of performers.
Walking in George Square, we can not only feel the glory of the former British Empire, but also see the city of Glasgow, although the square is a bit messy because of partial construction, the lawn is still full of leisure people, there are lying and sitting, 35 groups, talking and laughing, a pleasant and self-satisfied style of people.
The square is surrounded by municipal buildings and some restaurants. There will be Ferris wheels and merry-go-round horses on the square around Christmas. The lights are bright and beautiful. The square is not big, but it has local characteristics. There are many statues around it (James Watt, for example).
To tell you the truth, Glasgow was a city that bored me at first, perhaps because I had already felt the people and culture of England and then stepped into Scotland. Noise, garbage, and a lot of street romances did not mean how bad it was to feel different British empires when it came. It was also the most real and grounded trip. Smell Scotland. There are not many sightseeing spots (George Square, Glasgow Church, Cemetery, Lomond Lake, Lighthouse) here. It's enough to recommend a city Sightseeing Bus tour, just to feel the story in every corner and listen to the car's free explanations (with different languages).