Mackintosh design at Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow, Scotland

This morning, I collected guests from Glasgow’s Merchant City and embarked on a Charles Rennie Mackintosh themed tour as summarised below.

First to House for an Art Lover which was designed in 1901 but not completed until 1996. Built on site of a demolished Victorian mansion.There is an adjacent garden which specialises in sweet peas.

Next to nearby Scotland Street School Museum. This dates from 1903-6 and was Mackintosh’s last public commission in Glasgow.

Next, to the Maryhill district where we undertook drive past visits to the Queen’s Cross Church and Ruchill Church Hall. The former was temporarily closed whilst the latter ¬†was not open at time of our visit.

Next to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum to visit the Mackintosh Gallery, and a spot of lunch. Then to nearby Hunterian Museum to visit the Mackintosh House. Unfortunately latter was temporarily closed due to a flood so we went across the road to undertake a brief visit to the Hunterian Museum and Glasgow University.

Next to Renfrew Street for an exterior view of the Glasgow School of Art. This site is currently closed due to a disastrous internal fire in 2014.

Final visit to the Willow Tea Rooms in Sauchiehall Street for afternoon tea.

The tour finished about 5.00pm when guests were returned to the Merchant City.

House for an Art Lover, Glasgow, Scotland

Music Room at House for an Art Lover, Glasgow

Dining Room at House for an Art Lover, Glasgow

Oval Room, House for an Art Lover, Glasgow

Scotland Street School, Glasgow, Scotland

Scotland Street School, Glasgow, Scotland

Scotland Street School from rear

View from conical tower at Scotland Street School, Glasgow

Mackintosh design at Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow

Mackintosh design at Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow

Famous alumni at Glasgow University

University of Glasgow, Scotland

Cloisters, Glasgow University, Scotland

Glasgow School of Art

Willow Tea Rooms, Glasgow

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