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Papal Visit to the UK 2010 - The Pope Live in Glasgow

Thursday 16, September 2010

 

Papal Visit to the UK 2010 - The Pope Live in Glasgow

 

Live web cam feed in the city of Glasgow, Scotland as Pope Benedict makes his first official visit to the United Kingdom. Large crowds are expected to greet the pontiff.

 

Despite great controversy over the costs involved in the visit, and recent scandals involving the Catholic Church large crowds are still expected to turn out for a glimpse of the Pope. 

 

This live webcam view is in Glasgow for the Papal visit: 

http://www.myworldwebcams.com/uk/glasgow_webcam.html 

 

Location Information: 

Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and third most populous in the United Kingdom. The city is situated on the River Clyde in the country's west central lowlands. A person from Glasgow is known as a Glaswegian, which is also the name of the local dialect. 

 

Glasgow grew from the medieval Bishopric of Glasgow and the later establishment of the University of Glasgow in the 15th century, which subsequently became a major centre of the Scottish Enlightenment in the 18th century. From the 18th century the city also grew as one of Britain's main hubs of transatlantic trade with British North America and the British West Indies. With the Industrial Revolution, the city and surrounding region shifted to become one of the world's pre-eminent centres of Heavy Engineering, most notably in the Shipbuilding and Marine engineering industry, which produced many innovative and famous vessels. Glasgow was known as the "Second City of the British Empire" for much of the Victorian era and Edwardian period. Today it is one of Europe's top twenty financial centres and is home to many of Scotland's leading businesses.[8] Glasgow is also ranked as the 57th most liveable city in the world.

 

 

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