Head of Zeus or Poseidon at Burrell Collection
Head of Zeus or Poseidon at Burrell Collection, Glasgow
 
This morning, our tour commenced with a visit to the Govan Carved Stones at Govan Old Church. This comprises a collection of early medieval sculpture from the 9th, 10th, and 11th centuries AD with designs representing a merger of influences from the Picts, Irish, Anglian, Cumbrian and Scandinavian styles. Here can be found the stone sarcophagus of King Constantine a 9th century king from the local area of Strathclyde, the earliest known piece of art in Glasgow.
 
Govan Carved Stones, Govan Old Church

Govan Carved Stones, Govan Old Church, Glasgow

 
Carved Stone Sarcophagus, Govan Old Church

Carved Stone Sarcophagus, Govan Old Church, Scotland

 
After visiting Govan Old Church we took a short walk to view Glasgow and the Clyde from a local viewpoint. opposite was the SS Glenlee  and the new Riverside Museum.
SS Glenlee, Riverside Museum

SS Glenlee, Riverside Museum, Glasgow

 
Next we went to visit Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s masterpiece, House for an Art Lover  which weas designed 1901 but not completed until 1996.
House for an Art Lover, Glasgow

House for an Art Lover, Glasgow, Scotland

 
 
House for an Art Lover, Glasgow
House for an Art Lover, Glasgow, Scotland
 
Fireplace, House for an Art Lover

Fireplace, House for an Art Lover, Glasgow

 
Next to the nearby Burrell Collection which comprises a wide range of items including work from ancient civilisations, arms and armour, tapestries, stained glass, paintings and much more.We had lunch here.
Stained Glass, Burrell Collection

Stained Glass, Burrell Collection, Glasgow

 
Tapestry, Peasants Hunting Rabbits

Tapestry, Peasants Hunting Rabbits, Burrell Collection

 
Viennese Ensamble, Burrell Collection

Viennese Ensamble, Burrell Collection, Glasgow

 
Next to 13th century, Glasgow Cathedral which it intrinsically linked with the evolution of Glasgow as a major city.  A choir was practising dring our visit.
Inside Glasgow Cathedral, Glasgow

Inside Glasgow Cathedral, Glasgow, Scotland

 
Finally, we went for afternoon tea at the famous Willow Tea Rooms in Sauchiehall Street, an interior designed by Rennie Mackintosh.
Inside Willow Tea Room, Glasgow

Inside Willow Tea Room, Glasgow, Scotland

 
The Tea Rooms concluded the tour after which we returned to the hotel in Kelvingrove.
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