Call to Arms 1878

Call to Arms 1878 by Rodin

 This morning, our tour commenced with a visit to Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery. This dates from 1901 and ranks as one of the pre-eminent such establishments in Europe. Inside can be found Scottish art, design, Mackintosh, Ancient Egypt, fashion and design, dinosaurs, Dutch art, Italian art, French art, James Watt, Scotland’s first people and a massive pipe organ installed by Lewis & Co. There is also the famous painting, Christ of St John of the Cross by Salvadore Dali.

Gallery, Kelvingrove

Gallery, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Gallery, Kelvingrove

Gallery, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

We departed Kelvingrove about midday and then drove round to House for an Art Lover  for lunch followed by a visit to the House itself. Latter was designed by famous Glasgow architect, Charles Rennie Mackintosh (together with wife, Margaret MacDonald) in 1901 but was not built/completed until 1996.
Lunch Group, House for Art Lover

Lunch Group, House for Art Lover, Glasgow

House for Art Lover, Glasgow

House for Art Lover, Glasgow, Scotland

Next we drove round to Govan Old Church to visit the famous collection of carved stones dating from around the 9th-12th centuries AD. The church itself is of interest, dating from the 19th century and featuring excellent examples of stained glass.
Govan Carved Stones at Govan Old Church

Govan Carved Stones at Govan Old Church, Scotland

Next we visited the famous Burrell Collection donated to the City of Glasgow in 1994 by Sir William Burrell (1861-1958). This exceptional collection encompasses: Ancient Civilisations, Oriental Art, Chinese Ceramics, Chinese Bronzes, Chinese Jades, Japanese Prints, Near Eastern Ceramics and Carpets, Tapestries, Stained Glass, Lace, Silver, Arms and Armour, Ceramics, Needlework, Furniture and Paintings
Ming Dynasty Official, Burrell Collection

Ming Dynasty Official, Burrell Collection, Scotland

Medieval Items at Burrell Collection

Medieval Items at Burrell Collection, Glasgow

Today was hot with temperature around 25 centigrade.
Tour finished about 5.30pm at the Argyll Hotel. Tomorrow, we visit Mackintosh sites.
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