On the edge of Glasgow Green, the oldest public park in the city, there is a museum and cultural centre called the “People’s Palace” which opened in 1898. It is dedicated to the ordinary working people of Glasgow and has exhibits showing what life was like for Glaswegians in the past. The emphasis is on the city’s history, culture and achievements. At the rear of the building is a huge Winter Gardens, full of ferns and tropical plants. You can have a cup of coffee while admiring the lush vegetation – and the elegant tracery of the ironwork. And across the road is the Templeton Carpet Factory – designed to look like the Doge’s Palace in Venice!