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The Spirit of Glasgow (Spirit of Britain)


The Spirit of Glasgow (Spirit of Britain)

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    Available in PDF Format | The Spirit of Glasgow (Spirit of Britain).pdf | English
    Andy Stansfield (Author)
When Glasgow was designated the 1990
European Capital of Culture, it seized the
opportunity to invest heavily in both creating
culture as well as celebrating what already
existed.The result is that the city is now the
third most visited in the UK, after London and
neighbouring Edinburgh. But despite carefully
dovetailed efforts to market its history and its
modernity, this complex cosmopolitan city is as
much a mystery as it ever was.
Glasgow celebrates its sardonic humour through
the likes of Billy Connolly and Rab C. Nesbitt, and
its architectural genius through Charles Rennie
Mackintosh. It is full of united patriotic fervour yet
is fiercely divided by loyalties to its two principal
football teams. It is being developed, especially
along the Clyde waterfront, at breakneck speed
while it steadfastly hangs on to the memories of
its founding fathers. Its transport system, especially
its road network, panders to the twenty-first
century need for speed and carves its elevated
way through the very centre of the city, giving
travellers an eye-level view of graceful elderly
facades of monumental buildings constructed
when the automobile was still a rarity.
Seen through the lens of unrivalled photographer
Andy Stansfield, Glasgow is a European Capital of
Contrasts. It is this dramatic juxtaposition of
ancient and modern which dominates his photographic
record of recent visits to the city
capturing the true spirit of Glasgow.
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  • PDF | 64 pages
  • Andy Stansfield (Author)
  • Pixz Books (22 Sept. 2009)
  • English
  • 3
  • Travel Holiday

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