cultural interlude

August 1, 2009 at 7:51 am 5 comments

MOSAIC - Glasgow museumWe honeymooned in Scotland in 1998 and spent a wonderful 10 days exploring the Isle of Mull, Loch Ness, Inverness, Craithie, Aberdeen and Edinburgh.  We became engrossed in maps and had dreamy conversations about other places we’d like to discover during annual pilgrimages to Scotland.  Best laid plans and all… and for a whole heap of reasons we never did.  Until this week when we spent a couple of days in Glasgow, the city we whizzed passed with no more than a glance on our way to Oban 11 years ago, before retracing our steps through Loch Lomond to a new destination in Argyll.

Glasgow - Kelvingrove Museum_welly dog close up

Glasgow - Kelvingrove Museum_the King is alive and living in Scotland

Glasgow - Kelvingrove Park_relaxing cropped

Glasgow - Kelvingrove Park_grey Heron crop

Photo index:  top L to R
– covered walkway between the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre and the Glasgow Science Centre on the Clyde waterfront
– banner hanging outside the Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery
– one of the floating white heads that grin, grimace and gurn from the ceiling of the entrance hall in the museum
– one of the many stuffed stuffed examples of wildlife on display
– welly dog made from recycled boots (forgot to note down who created the museum’s original but his clone is having lots of fun on an allotment nearby)
– the King of rock and roll in Glasgow museum
– relaxing in the oasis of calm that is Kelvingrove Park and a grey heron spotted on the duck pond.

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in good hands eating out in Glasgow

5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. mangocheeks  |  August 1, 2009 at 10:24 am

    So nice to read you had a good time, and the weather wasn’t that bad afterall.

    The next time I have friends up, I may check out that Brassiere. Did you get a chance to go the 13th Note in the City Centre, for me it is probably the best veggie eatery about.

  • 2. Nip it in the bud  |  August 1, 2009 at 11:52 am

    the weather changed hourly but always in our favour. It was particularly gorgeous on wednesday while in England they had torrential downpours all day.
    The 13th note sounds like a good reason to come again :o. The deals at Malmaison are brill – £29 for two courses for 2 + bottle of wine.

  • 3. Cheryl  |  August 3, 2009 at 2:30 am

    What a great trip. Love the wellie dog:) My sister-in-law lives in Aberdeen and said the weather this past week was pretty random with the rain, so good thing it changed often enough to have some nice patches!

  • 4. kim & teo  |  October 7, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    we named the kelvingrove heron trevor 🙂


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