Rooftop view of Glasgow's Ivory Tower

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Comments (4)

© Alan Knox on June 13, 2007

Great composition! Alan.

© Douglas MacGregor on June 14, 2007

Taken from the top of the Kelvin Building, this photo shows the roofs of the terrace of houses in Professors' Square (bottom), the roof of the University Chapel (middle) and the iconic Gilbert Scott tower (background).

© Douglas MacGregor on February 26, 2008

I got the comment, as a relocation suggestion, that "This Ivory Tower doesn't exist. It simply isn't there."

The title "Ivory Tower" refers entirely to the academic context. It is not intended to mean that the tower is made of ivory. The tower is part of the iconic Gilbert Scott building on Gilmorehill, Glasgow. it is made of white sandstone, darkened over the years by air pollution, and it definitely does exist.

© Alan Knox on February 26, 2008

I can definitely vouch that it exists, I've climbed all the way to the top!


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Photo details

  • Uploaded on May 15, 2007
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by © Douglas MacGregor
    • Taken on 2007/05/15 17:04:40
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 18.24mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.100
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash