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A Rainy Day Out...

On wednesday Larry had a business appointment in Glasgow,
fortuitously I cadged a lift and
I spent the day at Glasgow's Kelvingrove Museum & Art Gallery

A place l've been to several times and I always find it peaceful and stimulating
it can be every busy, but as it was (typically) a rainy day, with gale force winds forecast,
most sensible people stayed home and dry, so I had the place virtually to myself
(click any to enlarge)

sculpture: Queen Victoria welcomes...

Sophy Cave's installation of floating head

juxtaposed wildlife and a WW2 Spitfire

Anna Pavlova, John Lavery
Scottish Painters Room

another quiet, empty corridor

stunning Charles Rennie Mackintosh fireplace

the main hall

more sculpture
as I left the building, the light was fading fast,
the lamps and trees were twinkling through the rain


  1. What a fabulous trip! I love the architecture of the building.

    I would love to see it in person someday!

  2. Just catching up with missed posts on my return. It looks a lovely building apart from what is exhibited there. Many thanks for the award. I shall do someting about it when I get round to posting again.

  3. that looks like a lovely place. How are things in your town? I hear the park is flooded? Can you still get to work? Haven't talked to my mam in a couple of days, but she's fine down Warwick Road area.

    Gill in Canada

  4. What a beautiful building...and how lucky to have the place to yourself. A real treat on a rainy day!

  5. I can understand why you use a non working day as an excuse to go out and explore...wonderful building.

    Take care of yourself and get better soon, poor love.

  6. You couldn't have picked a better time for taking photos unhampered by other people. Looks like a place well worth visiting...especially on a wet day!

  7. Wow...... those floating heads! Love them!

    Nuts in May

  8. I think I would sit down on my haunches and weep for the magnificance that you can experience there. Over here it's all pine trees, and there are many moments to look and cry. But to be a part of something so grand and yet manmade - the archetecture is mind blowing!


  9. Dearest Saz,

    How did I miss this've caught me...I'm lurking...I'm not supposed to be visiting blogs today...but here I am, enjoying a lovely drizzle-y day with my fab friend, Saz...What a beautiful museum and art gallery...I have not visited this one...I am putting it on my "wish list" now!!! And lamps and trees twinkling in the rain? Yes, that is JUST what they've captured it beautifully...Love that! Okay, so I have a suggestion to make...I think you need to rename your needs to be called Fabulous and Fifty!!! Love you!! Janine XO

  10. oooh! thank you for taking me along! i do love museums.

  11. This is breathtaking...awesome architecture...the floating heads are both eerie and enchanting. Thanks for taking us along. STUNNING!

  12. Stunning, would love to have been there with you.

    Just catching up :)


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