A survivor of the Reformation

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Laboratorio Espresso

This tiny coffee shop was the perfect spot to stop for a very quick bite to eat and some fuel (in the form of caffeine) before rushing to my next destination.

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St Mungo’s Cathedral

The Glasgow Cathedral (also known as the High Kirk of Glasgow or St Kentigern’s) is not only the oldest building in Glasgow, but also the oldest cathedral on the mainland of Scotland.

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The church is dedicated to the patron Saint of Glasgow, Saint Mungo (or Kentigern, as he is known in Wales and England), and whom is buried in the lower crypt of the cathedral. The building is said to be located where Saint Mungo built his own church and became the first bishop of Glasgow.

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The church was dedicated in the 12th century, and is an example of Scottish Gothic architecture. It is also one of the few Scottish medieval churches whose roof survived the Reformation.

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How beautiful is this wooden ceiling?

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St Mungo’s also represents the birthplace of the University of Glasgow, as it originated from classes held within the church building. In around 1451, the current bishop of Glasgow, William Turnbull, was instrumental in the foundation of the university, which moved to its own buildings in 1460, and to its current location in the late 19th century.

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What you see in the back of this photo is the Glasgow Necropolis, a Victorian cemetery where approximately 50,000 are buried, though only 3,500 are marked and named.

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