NS6064 : James Watt statue

taken 2 years ago, near to Glasgow, Great Britain

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James Watt statue
James Watt statue
One of several statues and monuments on Glasgow Green. He is depicted leaning on (presumably) a steam condenser, one of his most famous inventions. See NS6064 : James Watt Statue, Glasgow Green for a different view.
Glasgow Green :: NS6063

Glasgow Green is a park situated in the east end of Glasgow on the north bank of the River Clyde. It is the oldest public space in the UK dating back to the 15th century.

In 1450, King James II granted the land to Bishop William Turnbull and the people of Glasgow. The Green was then an uneven swampy area composed of a number of "greens" (divided by the Camlachie Burn and Molendinar Burn), including the High and Low Greens, the Calton Green and the Gallowgate Green. The park served a number of purposes in its first few centuries; as a grazing area, an area to wash and bleach linen, an area to dry fishing nets and for activities like swimming.

Efforts were made to improve the layout of the park, notably In 1817 and 1826. The park was levelled out and drained and the burns were culverted.

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Friday, 28 June, 2019   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 13 February, 2020
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Park and Public Gardens 
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James Watt 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 6008 6418 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:51.0276N 4:14.1935W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 6008 6418
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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