The West End of Glasgow reminds me of Bed Stuy, or of a number of brownstone-lined walks in New York. Am I the only person ever to make this comparison? Rows of tightly packed, chimney topped, rectangular facades - visually, they're not too far off. Maybe all Western cities share some of the same DNA, in the end.
Stately and old, it struck me as significantly quieter than Edinburgh. In retrospect maybe it was the presence of foliage - it felt park-like, suburban. We didn't spend long here so we spent the day outside, strolling the West End, taking it in, still imagining we were in Harry Potter.
...Or rather Ashton Lane, another competitor in the "What location inspired Diagon Alley?" contest.