With magnificent architecture dominant throughout the city, it is often easy to spot recurring themes. The works of Mackintosh and Thomson spring to mind. But the most unique and seemingly random of them all is the impressive Templeton on the Green building.
Modelled around the famous Doge’s Palace in Venice I was actually fortunate enough to live in a flat in a connected building until 2013. It was a brilliant place to live with high ceilings, magnificent views over Glasgow Green and, ahem, a working brewery in the same building. I used to boast that I could order a fresh pint without having to go outside. In my slippers if I was so inclined!
Templeton on the Green itself has all of the above benefits and is now used mainly as an office complex. Many locals still know it as the Templeton Carpet Factory which was closed in 1980. But it is the views from the outside that make it what it is. Beautiful colouring, intricate design and an impressive scale make it one of Glasgow’s best examples of architectural creativity.
Visitors can tie in a trip to the People’s Palace and then grab a pint and a first class meal at West Brewery on the north side of the complex.