We stayed overnight near Dumbarton and then moved on to Glasgow the next day...
|Streets and streets of tenement bldgs.|
|Glasgow University peeking above the bridge|
|Old Old fountain honoring Queen Victoria. Dismantled and moved 3 times as the city grew|
|Top of the fountain. Queen Victoria|
|Famous Duke Wellington statue with the cone hat!|
|Mural on a wall in the shopping district|
|Pedestrian street, lots of shops|
|Kelvingrove Art Gallery|
|Back entrance revolving door. Isn't it gorgeous? That's Katrina going in!|
This beautiful organ sits in the lobby and they have someone play it periodically. Going to Glasgow? Be sure and make this one of your stops. Find out what's going on at the Art Gallery and Museum here
A lovely WWII memorial next to the art gallery
For all you Doctor Who fans... A Tardis box! These police boxes were originally red in Glasgow and painted blue at a later date. They pre-date mobile communications and were used by police like a mini police station. The telephone is located behind a hinged door so it could be accessed from outside. They could easily call for back-up or transport. They would use the inside to write and fill out reports, take meal breaks and even hold prisoners until transport could arrive. Today you might find a coffee kiosk or something in one! I'm so glad they are still there, great local color!
The highlight of the trip to Glasgow was meeting up with my good friend, author Alan Jones, and meeting in person for the first time after a couple of years of email, instant chats and facetime. Because he is writing under a pen-name I can't show his face and it's a shame because he is a beautiful man! And just as lovely a person. We met up at the art gallery and went to lunch and then drove around Glasgow a bit checking out the area's where his books are set.
To end the day Jack and Katrina made sure I had fish and chips take out, a pure Scottish experience! We found a parking spot with a river view and dug into the best fish and chips I've ever had and we ate it with our fingers!