Glasgow’s original Subway opens for business, 1896. Here, what is thought to be the Directors and some staff of the Glasgow and District Subway pose for an opening day photo. It had taken over 5 ½ years to finish two tunnels and 15 stations. Thousands of Glaswegians flocked for a chance to ride for only 1d (1 old pence). Only London and Budapest had built subway systems, so it must have been entirely new experience to almost all those riding it on opening day.
The Edinburgh vaults are located under the medieval part of the city. Usually visited via a guided tour, there are plenty of ghost stories to listen to on one of these spooky journeys back in time! #EdinHour
"Once upon a time, and twice upon a time, and all times together as ever I heard tell of it…" Developing my interest in fairy tales by reading them, reblogging art and quotes, and occasionally posting rambling thoughts about them.