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I keep waiting for the day when there is not a cone on the head. That way I could climb up as quick as I can and put a little piece of modern Art on the great statue! I love seeing this statue, it brings...More
Had a great day shopping in Glasgow. Plenty of good shops from Argyll St up Buchannan St and the Galleries mall at the northern end.
Started at Royal Exchange Square for coffee and then the ladies' went shopping while the guys visited GOMA.
An iconic Glasgow emblem, wearing the traffic cone. This was probably done by a drunk one night but is now officially left on. The statue does not look same without it. They used to take the cone off, but it would be back on next...More
I can only imagine this traffic cone was placed there by some drunk. It used to be taken off regularly but then promptly replaced. Now it seems to be accepted as something of a talking point. I am a local and hate seeing it every...More
There was an eighteenth century ideal of British unity held that Scotland was "north Britain", emphasizing the integration of the nation, which seems quite foreign now. Two similar statues of Wellington had recently been... More
There was an eighteenth century ideal of British unity held that Scotland was "north Britain", emphasizing the integration of the nation, which seems quite foreign now. Two similar statues of Wellington had recently been erected in London, and Glasgow was following in the lead of Edinburgh, which had installed a number of statues to English figures, including Lord Nelson, George IV and the Duke of York. And Wellington's statue in Glasgow was not erected by the city or the Crown. It was paid for by private donations, which were quickly raised. So, ultimately it was a monument to the success of the Union and Scotland's share of Wellington's glory.