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Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow

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Royal Exchange Square is situated in the Merchant City of Glasgow, Scotland. It is the home of the Gallery of Modern Art and along the periphery are many cafes and small shops. For the Christmas season a net of light is cast over the square.

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A: Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow

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B: Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow

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Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow

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E: Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow

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Text by Steve Smith.

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