Tour, Group at Scotland Street School, Glasgow

This morning, we commenced our tour rom Kelvingrove in Glasgow’s West End.

Before departure we witnessed an Orange Parade marching along in front of the hotel.

Our first visit was House for an Art Lover. This building was designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1901 but was constructed between 1989 and 1996. Close to the House is an extremely colourful and well maintained Garden.

House for an Art Lover, Glasgow, Scotland

Music Room at House for an Art Lover

Garden at House for an Art Lover, Glasgow

Next, we went to nearby Scotland Street School, which was also designed by Mackintosh and constructed 1903-6.the most striking aspect of this building is the two cylindrical towers, comprising columns of glass, at the front of the building, facing north.

Scotland Street School, Glasgow, Scotland

Rear of Scotland Street School, Glasgow, Scotland

Next, we moved on to the nearby Burrell Collection which comprises a collection of a wide number of architectural and artistic artifacts and works of art ranging from the time of ancient Egypt through the Roman period to the medieval and later. We had lunch here.

Stained Glass at Burrell Collection, Glasgow

Gallery at Burrell Collection, Glasgow

Rodin Statue, Burrell Collection, Glasgow

Next we transferred to the Riverside Museum on the banks of the River Clyde. Here also is the restored sailing ship Glenlee which the tour group visited. The Riverside Museum is predominantly focused on all modes of transport including marine, motor cars, bicycles and steam locomotives.

Architecture at Riverside Museum, Glasgow

Exhibits at Riverside Museum, Glasgow

Exibits at Riverside Museum, Glasgow

The Riverside visit concluded our tour for the day after which guests were deposited at the Corinthian to admire the stunning interior decor.

Corinthian Interior, Glasgow, Scotland

Tomorrow, we visit Stirling Castle and Hill House.

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