Sue and Martin above Zermatt - 2018

Sue and Martin above Zermatt - 2018
On the Archduke's Path in Mallorca
Showing posts with label Glasgow. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Glasgow. Show all posts

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Monday 6 October 2014 – the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum (and other stuff)

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Sue and I had planned a walk before returning home, after spending another pleasant evening in the company of TGO Challengers, of whom about a dozen remained at Crianlarich.

The rain in itself didn’t put us off, but it was so torrential that it was raining inside the hotel, whose staff were rummaging everywhere for more buckets.

Avoiding a soaking, we drove to Glasgow and arrived outside this museum (easy to find, £1 for 4 hours parking, entry free). It’s a great place and we only managed to explore a small section, so must visit again.

There’s an organ over the entrance, and a recital took place during our visit.

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There are some interesting displays, including a lot about Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868 – 1928) “Architect – Artist – Icon”.

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The interesting natural history displays include this rare item of taxidermy – the elusive and iconic Haggis, half bird, half rodent, that keen eyed readers will recall having seen dashing clockwise around Scottish hillsides. That’s because they have evolved to have two short legs on the right flank, with longer ones on the left, enabling them to speed along in a clockwise direction, thereby escaping from all known predators.

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Goggle-eyed, we then returned home.

I’ve now processed the weekend’s images, and there’s a small (41 images) slideshow here. (Click on the first image and then click ‘slideshow’ to view it.)

Here are some highlights, with links to the individual postings.

Friday - the Falkirk Kelpies and a guarded canal boat:0309Kelpie7
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Saturday’s ascent of Ben Vorlich:0403Vorlich30407Vorlichtrig20419Vorlichrainbow6

The route up Ben Vorlich - 12 km, 1000 metres ascent, taking 5.5 hours: 0499route

Sunday’s outing up Beinn Chuirn with Mike and Marian, where these three photos were taken at the summit:0513Chuirnsummit30516Chuirnsummitmike20517Chuirnsummitlunch

Our route - 16 km, 850 metres ascent, taking 5 hours:0599route

Don’t forget the slideshow!

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