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Today, was characterised by a mix of sunshine and heavy showers.

We commenced the day by travelling into central Edinburgh by bus and then visiting the famous castle. Views were partly obscured by the rain but we did visit key features including Crown Jewels, Great Hall, Prison, One o’clock Gun and National War Memorial.

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Mackintosh Design

This morning, I collected guests from central Glasgow and then embarked on a tour of key sites designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh ( 1868-1928).

Mackintosh was a designer and artist with wide-ranging skills which enabled him to provide a comprehensive design package for buildings including foundations, structural engineering and plumbing plus furniture, cutlery, fittings and fabrics. He was supported by his wife, Margaret MacDonald ( 1864-1933). who was skilled in embroidery, gesso, panels, watercolours and glass.

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House for Art Lover

 

This morning, I collected guests from  central Glasgow and embarked on a day tour of selected Mackintosh sites.

First, we called at Scotland Street School. although interior was not open we were able to view the external elevations. This building was completed in 1906 and was Mackintosh’s last public commission in Glasgow. Note use of towers with conical roofs and walls of glass.

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