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Notes on the Geography of The United Kingdom: Glasgow Core: Photo 9

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Here's the older part of the same building, with plenty of symbolism in the shiplapped prows bursting through the walls. Neptune and seahorses are above the pediment; he appears in the pediment, too. Flanking the pediment are figures of local engineering heroes including James Watt and Thomas Telford. You have to feel a tinge of pity for the sculptors. Their work was next to invisible, and they had to find consolation in pounds, shillings, and pence.

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