ANSWERS: Glasgow Landmarks vs The World

ANSWERS: Glasgow Landmarks vs The World

Have you taken our Glasgow Landmarks vs The World Quiz and want to know what you got right and what you got horribly wrong? All the answers are listed below…

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The Glasgow Museum of Transport was first established in 1964 and moved to its third home at the Riverside Museum in 2011.

The other image is of the Amsterdam VOC Ship and Maritime Museum in the Netherlands.

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Opened in 1898 by the Earl of Rosebery, The People’s Palace and Winter Gardens is a museum and glasshouse situated in Glasgow Green.

The image on the left is the the Royal Greenhouses of Laeken in Brussels, Belgium. The image in the middle is the Palm House and Rose Garden in London.

 

Feedback: The Doluton Fountain was created for Glasgow’s first Great Exhibition at Kelvingrove in 1888.

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Situated on the south bank of the River Clyde, the Glasgow Science Centre was opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 2001.

The image on the left is The National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing in China, and is colloquially described as The Giant Egg. The image on the right is The City of Arts and Sciences building in Valencia, Spain. It is an entertainment-based cultural and architectural complex and one of the 12 Treasures of Spain.

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The tower holds the Guinness World Record for the tallest fully rotating freestanding structure in the world and forms part of the Glasgow Science Centre complex.

The image to the right is the Burj-Khalifa in Dubai. To the right of that is the Canton Tower in Guangzhou, China which was the tallest tower in the world from August 2009 to 2010. The tower on the far right hand side is the Shanghai Tower in China designed by Gensler.

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The 126ft tall Steeple is one of the oldest buildings in Glasgow and used to be where public hangings occurred. Yikes!

The remaining towers are Big Ben, London. Emerson Bromo-Seltzer Tower, Baltimore and the Belfast Clock Tower, Ireland.

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The Clyde Auditorium, familiarly known as “The Armadillo” is a concert venue located on the Queen’s Dock on the river Clyde.

The other image is The Sydney Opera house is a performance arts center located in the Sydney Harbour, Australia.

 

Feedback: Glasgow Cathedral was the only Scottish mainland building to remain intact in the Reformation of 1590.

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The Glasgow Necropolis also know as “the city of the dead” was inspired by the Père Lachaise in Paris (the other image). The graveyard contains some of Glasgow’s finest.

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Named after its main sponsor, energy company SSE plc., the arena officially opened with a Rod Stewart concert on 30 September 2013.

The other image is of the Cape Town Stadium in South Africa. During the World Cup, all FIFA media referred to the stadium as ‘Green Point Stadium’.

 

Feedback:Of course, this is Italy’s Leaning Tower of Pisa. The Lighthouse in Glasgow was opened as part of Glasgow’s status as UK City of Architecture and Design in 1999.

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The fourth oldest university in the English speaking world, Glasgow University is made up of more than 100 listed buildings and welcomes students from more than 140 countries worldwide.

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The odd one out is Mexico’s Estadio Azteca. You guessed it… the rest are Celtic Park, Ibrox Stadium and Hampden Park. All of which are in Glasgow!

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