Light Fitting at House for Art Lover

Light Fitting at House for Art Lover, Glasgow

This morning, I met with guests in Glasgow at about 10.15am and then proceeded on a Mackintosh themed architecture of Glasgow.

First stop was Ruchill Church Hall, a relatively minor work which is still used as a local community centre.

Ruchill Church Hall by Mackintosh

Ruchill Church Hall by Mackintosh, Glasgow

Interior Feature, Ruchill Church Hall

Interior Feature, Ruchill Church Hall, Glasgow

Next, we travelled a short way down the road to visit the church at Queen’s Cross which is the only Mackintosh designed church to have been built. There is stained glass and an example of where light and space have been used to dramatic effect. Now HQ of the Mackintosh Society.

Interior of Mackintosh Church

Interior of Mackintosh Church, Glasgow

Next, we moved on to Scotland Street School Museum which displays leaded glass towers and interplay of light and space.Now a museum. Unfortunately the interior was not open today.

Scotland St School by Mackintosh

Scotland St School by Mackintosh, Glasgow

Design Detail, Scotland St School

Design Detail, Scotland St School, Glasgow

Next to the famous House for an Art Lover which was designed 1901 but not completed until 1996. A stunning example of decorative furnished rooms.

House for an Art Lover, Glasgow

House for an Art Lover, Glasgow by C.R.Mackintosh

Dining Room at House for Art Lover

Dining Room at House for Art Lover, Glasgow

We next drove to the nearby Burrell collection and had a light lunch there.

Next, we visited the Glasgow School of Art, widely acknowledged as Mackintosh’s masterpiece and which was recently voted ‘Britain’s favourite building of the past 175 years’. Guests participated in a one hour guided tour of the interior.

Glasgow School of Art by C.R. Mackintosh

Glasgow School of Art by C.R. Mackintosh, Scotland

Next to the nearby Mackintosh designed, Willow Tea Rooms in Sauchiehall St for a spot of afternoon tea.

 

Interior, Willow Tea Room

Interior, Willow Tea Room, Glasgow

Our final two visits comprised two Mackintosh sites which are in close proximity to each other, namely the Daily Record Building and Lighthouse. The latter being the former Glasgow Herald Building, and which has a floor dedicated to Mackintosh design.

Here the tour concluded with fond farewells after an interesting day.

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