This was the shortest Streets of Glasgow walk to date, undertaken in the rain one August afternoon on the way to the Gallery of Modern Art. In its entirety, Royal Bank Place can be covered in less than a minute at a brisk pace, leading from Buchanan Street to Royal Exchange Square. It is lined on either side by handsome bank buildings, hence the name, though only one side still has a financial institution, Nationwide, the other a clothes shop, the wheel ends of sewing machines facing out the window. Looking up is worth it, as ever, a reminder – as if one was needed – of the beauty of Glasgow’s buildings above the ground. This particular day, however, I would get rain in my eye as I looked quickly and headed on through the arch and away.
Thanks for reading. This was the thirty ninth instalment of Streets of Glasgow here on Walking Talking. Nearby streets covered previously in this series include Buchanan Street, Queen Street, Gordon Street and Ingram Street.