When you walk around any city it is easy to get distracted by the waves of people, the streams of traffic and the inevitable window shopping. It is all too easy to miss the finer details that make up the urban fabric and the architectural styles of the many buildings.
Glasgow's city centre grid iron street pattern is home to magnificent Victorian masterpieces and Rennie Mackintosh and Greek Thomson gems which sit alongside architectural designs from sturdy medieval stone constructions to sleek contemporary glass formations.
If you're in any city find a place that you lets you gaze across the building tops and it will open up a whole new world to you, ornate carvings, sculptures, domes, towers, spires and characterful spaces hidden from the streets below.
The Lighthouse in Glasgow was designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and now houses a visitor and exhibition centre complete with a viewing tower providing an amazing 360 degree panorama of the city. I find the views fascinating and could easily spend hours studying the detail on every building and watching the ever changing skyline as buildings rise and fall.
These photos were taken from my most recent trip there and I would highly recommend a visit but allow yourself plenty of time as you may spend longer than expected drifting among the enchanting city rooftops.
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