I think I must walk around my home town with blinkers on! I only recently noticed these interesting pieces of art on buildings which I pass a couple of times a week!
How could I not have noticed them before? So, I got my trusty camera out, and feeling a bit like a tourist, took some snaps to share with you. All these photographs were taken in Cathcart Square in Greenock.
These lovely ladies are on either side of the carriage entryway to the town hall.
These decorate another entry to the town buildings.
These are above windows on a former bank building in the square. Obviously they celebrate Greenock's great maritime past.
Now for some things I had actually noticed! This is the Lyle Fountain. One of Greenock's main industries was sugar refining (you may remember from another post about the ruined sugar refinery). Abram Lyle was born in Greenock and provost from 1876-1879. His company was joined with that of Henry Tate & Sons in 1921 to form Tate & Lyle, which still operates today, although not in Greenock.
This is the Victoria Tower, it was completed in 1886 and is part of our municipal buildings.
I hope you've enjoyed this wee look at my home town.