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Today, I escorted a Charles Rennie Mackintosh tour of Glasgow. First stop was the recreated interior of The Mackintosh House at 6 Florentine Terrace, Glasgow at The Hunterian Art Gallery. However, photographs are not allowed.

Here is an image of the Willow Tea Rooms at Sauchiehall Street. This was created by Mackintosh for Kate Cranston.


Here are some external images of the Glasgow School of Art which was designed by Mackintosh in 1896. We undertook a guided internal tour during which no pictures were allowed.


Here is the famous house for an Art Lover, designed 1901 but not completed until 1996.










This is a piece of somewhat neglected furniture inside the Ruchill Church Hall.

External view of Ruchill Church Hall-a well planned minor work of Mackintosh.



The following are images of the Mackintosh Church, Queens Cross. This is quite stunning. It is the only designed by Mackintosh which was actually built. Light and space are used to dramatic effect in the interior.











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Today, the snow has gone and I went out to Queen’s Park (south Glasgow) to obtain pics of an unusual concentration of churches within a few hundred yards/meters of each other.

Firstly, here is an image of an apparent innocuous piece of a nearby public park-which it is. However, this actually the site of a major battle, the most significant to take place within Glasgow city boundaries and which was fought at Langside in 1568. On the morning of 13 May, forces in support of Mary, Queen of Scots were marching from Hamilton towards Dumbarton Castle when they found their path blocked by troops commanded by the Regent Moray.
Moving now to the churches. There are five, almost within spitting distance of each other, including two baptist churches. Here is the first-a Baptist Church. Sorry, but I don’t have a wide angle lens. Obviously, a huge edifice.


This one is Church of Scotland
This one dates from the late 1800s and appears no longer in use for religious purposes and is for sale.
This is the other Baptist Church

This is a synagogue

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Today, the snow finally arrived. Just a light fall really, the east of Scotland seems to have the worst of the weather.

Went out to see heritage property, Greenbank House which has an interesting garden and good for pics at this time of year. Here are a few images of Greenbank in winter.





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