This afternoon, I went off to Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s House for Art Lover at Bellahouston Park with principal objective of obtaining images of emerging seasonal plants and flowers in the well kept garden which adjoins the Houseover For Art Lover. Unfortunately, the recent very severe winter seems to have taken its toll. However, by way of consolation, I was pleased to see a good display of snowdrops emerging from the ravages of the frost and ice.

This building, although designed at turn of the 20th century, was not completed until 1996, the design having languished for some 90 years. Rooms include the Main Room, Oval Room, Music Room and Margaret MacDonald Room. The Glasgow School of Art (principal building also designed by Mackintosh) has space and facilities at House for Art Lover. The public can tour the building for a modest fee; a worthwhile experience.

Here is a video clip from last year.

In the grounds of the House I found this sculpture of a foot.

Here are the snowdrops

Elsewhere today, I have been working on various tour enquiries for upcoming season. Next task is to post another tranche of WW1 casualties as recorded at the Barrhead War Memorial to my GlasgowAncestry blog. The loss of life from this town was horrendous.

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