Oh yes! Mairiuna, it was quite a fun ride we took aboard Glasgow’s Clockwork Orange subway train. Remember this photograph I took of you both just before we escalated down to the ticket booth?
At the ticket booth, we had a good laugh when the ticket officer, after we told him that you and Jean-Claude came from France and myself from Québec, tells us that the most famous Canadian he knew of was William Shatner. He must of noticed the perplexity in my eyes as I was trying to figure out who was William Shatner. “Don’t you know Captain Kirk, young lady?” My gosh.. for sure I knew Captain Kirk from the Star Trek series, much better than William Shatner!
Upon walking out of the St Enoch Station, we decided to visit the St Enoch Centre. To fully understand its social impact on Glasgow’s shopping frenzy, let’s go back into time for a sentence or two.
In 1783, St Enoch Square was the meet up place of grazing sheeps and since that day the square has grown into one of Glasgow’s finest landmarks.
The St Enoch Train Station opened its rails to the public in 1876 and was honored to have Queen Victoria arrive in Glasgow through its station on August 22,1888 for her visit to the International Exhibition in Kelvingrove Park.
Following the demolition in 1977 of St Enoch Station, which was situated near the opposite end of Queen Street, the high-level station is now the only vaulted railway station left in Scotland.
Today, on the site of the demolished St-Enoch station, in Glasgow’s busy city centre, the St-Enoch Shopping Centre, inaugurated in 1989, is one of the favorite family shopping destinations. Popular store brands and modern food court makes it the perfect place to shop for specialized crafts and precious gifts.
Watch this short video to grasp the beauty of the largest glass structure in Europe!
Want to know more about who was St-Enoch? Listen to the superb accent of historian David Ross in this lively short video in which he uncovers the saint who gives her name to this area of Glasgow.
Enjoy and talk soon!