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Glasgow City

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  • Day118


    October 2, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    Last day in Glasgow today so rain or shine we planned to take the Hop-on-Hop-off bus. It didn't rain but we were chilled to the bone sitting up on the top deck. Picks of the tour included the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow Cathedral, Glasgow Necropolis, the oldest house in Glasgow, and the People's Palace. Of particular interest was artwork on several buildings by an Australian street artist, Sam Bates. One depicted Mungo, Glasgow’s patron saint born in the 6th Century, in modern-day clothes holding a robin which supposedly he prayed over and revived after it was wounded.Read more

  • Day4

    A wee bit cold (and windy)

    October 2, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    Have been exploring Glasgow in the wind and rain. I quite enjoyed walking around Kelvin Grove

    Refer to Rozzies post if want to see more run pics from yesterday 😀

  • Day1


    August 13, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    Der erste Tag ist immer etwas Besonderes. Uns blieb viel Zeit zum Frühstücken, Packen und Loslegen, da der Flug erst kurz vor 6 uhr abends startete. Ryanairs neuste Strategie zur Gewinnmaximierung liegt darin, selbst für die Sitzplatzauswahl Geld zu verlangen. Somit landeten wir durch Zufallsgenerator in vier verschiedenen Reihen. Doch wie es der Zufall wollte, konnten wir uns doch immerhin jeweils zu zweit setzen, da niemand mit seinem Platz zufrieden war. 2h später waren wir auch schon da. Eine kurze Busfahrt in die Stadt, ein kurzer Fußweg zur Unterkunft und um 20 Uhr Ortszeit bezogen wir unsere kleine zweistöckige Wohnung, welche durchaus großzügig und offen wirkt. Der Hunger trieb uns zu "handmade burgers", was früher offensichtlich ein Kino war, und der Durst danach in die "schilling brewery". Man war das lecker! Da fällt es fast schon ein bisschen schwer, dass es morgen früh direkt auf die Piste gen Norden geht!Read more

  • Day9

    Goodbye Edinburgh, hello Glasgow

    August 21, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    Den Vormittag nutzten wir, um nochmal in die Innenstadt von Edinburgh zu laufen, um das ein oder andere zu Shoppen. Nachdem wir alle wirklich gute Bagels zum Frühstück hatten, stürzten wir uns in das Gewimmel der Stadt. Wirklich erfolgreich waren wir nicht, nachdem wir in ein paar Läden waren (bis auf einen schönen Siebdruck), so dass wir uns auf den Rückweg zur Wohnung machten. Unterwegs hielten wir in einem Kiosk, um unsere Flugtickets auszudrucken - dass der Druck einer Seite 5 Minuten dauerte und Danny somit 20 Minuten auf unsere Tickets wartete, hätten wir nicht gedacht. 😁 Halb 2 starteten wir nach Glasgow und gaben das Auto ab. Unsere Unterkunft für die letzte Nacht war nahe der Uni. Nachdem wir uns ein wenig ausgeruht hatten, machten wir uns auf und erkundeten die Gegend - sahen viele Cafés, Pubs und Restaurants, Gebäude der Uni und liefen ein Stück durch einen idyllischen Park am Fluss entlang. Zu unserer Freude entdeckten wir ein vietmanesisches Restaurant und wurden sehr satt. Die Jungs machten noch einen Spaziergang im Hafenviertel. Den Abend verbrachten wir in unserer Wohnung mit Kartenspielen und Bier.Read more

  • Day3


    September 8 in the United Kingdom

    Unsere erste Nacht in Schottland: Dass es Betten gibt, die selbst für uns zu kurz sind, hätten wir vorher auch nie geglaubt 😂. Insgesamt war unsere Unterkunft aber wirklich sehr gut und nach einem reichhaltigen English Breakfast haben wir heute Morgen ausgeruht die Universität Glasgows, den Kelvingrove-Park und die nähere Umgebung erkundet.

  • Day16


    August 1 in the United Kingdom

    We zitten nu voor de lunch in een zaakje dat is opgezet door een medewerker van Yotam Otolengi. We zijn benieuwd, we nemen allerlei gerechtjes omdat we niet konden kiezen. Glasgow is tot nu toe leuk. Fijn dat we fietsjes mee hebben, kunnen we veel zien op een dag!

  • Day2

    What time is it?

    May 25, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    This morning (which seems like an eternity ago) we landed in Glasgow. We decided to grab an uber to get to our airbnb since we were already exhausted. Our airbnb host gladly let us in early so we could drop our bags off & go tour the city until check in.

    Our hosts Imogen & George are so kind. They gave us some ideas of what we needed to see before heading out. We walked along the canal for about an hour and along the way passing the BBC Scotland and this giant science center. We continued on to the riverside museum (entrance was free 🎉) where we look around but most importantly sat down. The jet lag was really starting to kick in at this point. Our hosts told us to go to the west end to see some cool stuff but we decided to walk another HOUR AND A HALF to city centre. Yes okay i agree 2 and a half hours of walking isn't THAT bad but holy crap we were tired. Once we got to city center we were in desperate need for some real Scottish food.... MCDOS 😂

    After somewhat recharging, we walked around downtown a little bit and obviously walking up "The Style Mile"... no mom I didn't buy anything. We got to the top which I have to mention was uphill (I feel like I'm making excuses to be so tired at 12:30 in the afternoon ... as if jet lag wasn't a good enough one). At the top was Glasgow's Royal Concert Hall where there were tons of people sitting on the steps listening to a live musician singing Ed Sheeran.

    We continued to George Park Sqaure. It was absolutely beautiful. There was a statue of Walter Scott (a Scottish historical novelist, playwright and poet) where people had put dozens and dozens of flowers and notes down for the shooting that happened in Manchester the other night.

    We sat down on some grass in the shade where it was evident that we needed to get some sleep. We hit up the grocery store to grab some food for the next couple of days before taking the subway back to our airbnb. Now if you thought the Montreal metro was bad.... oh my my. Even the decor in this place was awful.

    Fast forward 4 hours & I just woke up from the best nap of maybe all time.

    No set plans for tonight but don't worry, you know I'll keep you updated 😉
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  • Day3

    Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery

    August 7, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    Scotland's "most popular" gallery certainly lived up to its label, with a wonderful selection of artworks and museum pieces available for all to see, free of charge. Housed in a beautiful stone building, both Scottish and international artists are well-represented. We were impressed by the diversity of works presented - everything from a full-size Spitfire to Dali's Christ of St. John of the Cross (though the latter was on loan). We also enjoyed the creative way in which works were presented, with many examples of interactive and/or thought-provoking curation. I especially enjoyed some of the works by the "Glasgow Boys", an informal grouping of some 20 artists who flourished in the later 1800s and early 1900s. "The Druids - Bringing the Mistletoe" by George Henry and EA Horne evoked memories of Klimnt's "Beethoven Frieze", with its depth of colour and ethereal atmosphere. Amongst the Scottish wildlife section we discovered the elusive haggis. Some believe it to be a small creature with shorter legs on one side of its body so it can run around hills more easily!

    To our delight a Mrs Whippy van greeted us as we departed the museum . I discovered a local delicacy - scallop cones - scallop-shaped cones filled with icecream and lashings of raspberry sauce. Yum! Finishing our treats we headed off in search of The Tall Ship - a restored Victorian sailing ship now marine museum located on the Clyde River. Or at least that's where we thought we were headed.
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  • Day3

    Kelvingrove Park and surrounds

    August 7, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    Despite our best efforts to catch up on sleep, our bodies reminded us that jet lag is a physiological process - the balance of serotonin and melatonin needs to be re-set. In other words, we still woke early. With hours to fill before our first museum visit, we set off to explore the nearby Kelvingrove Park. Established in the mid 1800s, the park is commonly recognised as the first purpose-designed and constructed park in Scotland. It offered an alternative playground for the middle class to Glasgow Green, which at that time was "unashamably working class".

    Using one of the many useful brochures provided by our AirBNB host, we followed the heritage trail through the park. Of particular note were the Sunlight Cottages, which are representatives of early 20th century philanthropic model housing erected by Lever Brothers Limited for their workers at Port Sunlight, near Liverpool. These lovely ornate cottages are quite a contrast from our state houses!

    Varous statues dot the pathway, amongst them William Thomson or Lord Kelvin (of the Kelvin temperature scale). Apparently he started university at the age of 10, was a Professor of Natural Philosophy (Physics) by 21 and published over 600 papers. Talk about over-acheiver!

    The University of Glasgow sits on a hill overlooking the park, with sweeping views of the city beyond. The compact main campus combines impressive old buildings with more modern architecture. At more than 550 years old, it's no surprise that some very well known academics have graced these halls.

    A brief respite from the light rain came in the form of coffee and delicious scones in the former Queen's Room, overlooking the very pretty herbaceous border. Replenished, we made our way to the rather majestic Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and my first glimpse at the wonderful works of Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
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