Victorian palaces and Classical Georgian façades against a backdrop of cranes and industrial wastelands characterise Scotland's most populous city. Its architecture, a throwback to its golden age of industry in the 19C, has not lost its sheen despite its decline in the 1960s. Better still, Glasgow, the culture and music capital of the banks of the Clyde, has all the more soul for it and its working-class spirit remains intact. Chat with the locals, whose energy is contagious.
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