Fountain Garden, Paisley, #1

On the way back from Glasgow Airport I made a short stop at Paisley’s oldest public space. One which credibly can claim to have two of the finests things in the world.

The first is the Grand Central Fountain. Some years ago I was fortunate to guide a retired Austrailian professor of architecture and a group made up mostly of his former students. He told me the fountain was the highlight of their trip to Britain. I ventured that it was probably the finest example of decorative iron work in Scotland or even Britain. He said, ‘no, it’s the finest in the world!’

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