Street is situated in the centre
of Glasgow, and runs from south to
north, from Argyle Street, behind where
this image was taken, to Sauchiehall
Street, at the Royal Concert Hall, as
seen in the distance. Buchanan
Galleries Shopping Centre is next
to the Royal Concert Hall. Also off
Buchanan Street, close to where this
image was taken, is the trendy Princes
Square Shopping Centre.
Buchanan Street was laid out in
1777, and named after a wealthy Tobacco
Lord, Andrew Buchanan of Buchanan,
Hastie, & Co. The street is now one
of the top shopping areas with a number
of high-end stores.
The street was re-paved in 1999 with
high quality granite, and at night, is
lit up with blue neon lighting.
On the east side, right in this
image, is the Royal Exchange Square
with the Gallery of
Modern Art, and a number of cafe's
with outdoor seating.
Up at the building with the spire,
on the left, is Nelson Mandela Place,
formerly St George's Place, with a
number of fine victorian buildings,
including the St George's Tron Church.
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