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River Kelvin

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  • Day17

    Riverside Museum ...

    September 6, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    ... oder auch Transportmuseum.
    Eigentlich sind wir hier wegen der Architektin Zara Habib. Aber nicht nur das Gebäude ist interessant sondern auch die Ausstellung. Alles was sich auf den Strasen, Flüssen etc. bewegt und bewegt hat ist hier gefühlt ausgestellt. Alles sehr lebendig. Einfach toll!
    Lektion gelernt: Wenn man auf einem langweiligen Fahrradsimulator sitzt und daraus eine riesen Show macht, sich dann Kinder um einen versammeln und man dann fragt "who's next?" Brauch man sich nicht wundern wenn die Horde einen platt macht.
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  • Day2

    Ein bisschen Kultur muss sein

    December 27, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☁️ 5 °C

    Um den Kulturellen Teil der Reise abzuhaken sind Jacob und ich in das Riverside Transportation Museum gegangen.

    Da wurden alle möglichen Transportmittel von A wie Ambulance bis Z wie Zweirad ausgestellt.
    Natürlich war das Museum aufgrund der Ferien in Schottland auch gut gefüllt.

    Trotzdem hab ich es mir nicht nehmen lassen das die Feuerwehrautos sowie den Rettungswagen genauer anzuschauen.
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  • Day3

    Riverside Museum

    August 7, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Glasgow is located on the north bank of the River Clyde and was once the centre of a major ship building industry. Indeed, the city was an industrial giant until the 1970s. The Riverside Museum is a dramatic zinc-panelled building housing an impressive array of transport-related exhibits. It's crammed full of trains, trams, cars, bikes and a myriad of other transportation modes (including an impressive skateboard collection), representing different phases in the development of Glasgow. It was truly impressive and somewhat overwhelming, especially for two somewhat jet-lagged folk who'd already spent the morning at Kelvingrove! Much more than simply a collection of old vehicles, the displays provided insight into the social impact of transport on the city.

    Adjacent to this museum is the Tall Ship, a maritime museum based on a restored Victorian sailing vessel. We'd seen the tall masts of this ship from our BNB - indeed this is what prompted our visit to the Riverside Museum. However, exhausted after 2 museums and our walk in the park we headed home, succumbing to jet-lagged fueled sleep. Somewhat rested we headed out to the rather oddly named (but highly recommended) Roastit Bubbly Jocks restaurant - our first proper dinner of the trip (bread and jam had been more than adequate up till now). A wondeful meal of guinea fowl, washed down with a lovely Spanish red, all overseen by a delightful host. Definitely worth a revisit.
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  • Day13

    Glasgow, Riverside Museum

    April 6, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 9 °C

    Eigentlich ist dieses Verkehrsmittel-Museum wieder nix für uns alle, dachte ich. Es ist aber sehr modern eingerichtet und nutzt nicht nur die Präsentationsfläche auf dem Boden, sondern an allen Wänden bis unter die Decke. Das Restaurant können wir auch empfehlen.Read more

  • Day2

    Glasgow at last

    August 6, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    The cityscape soon gave way to a patchwork of greens and browns as we headed north on the final leg our our journey. We were surprised when the hostess asked if we'd like a glass of wine and an antipasto platter. Seems Richard had inadvertently booked business class! Oh well - it was a lovely treat after the trials and tribulations of cattle class.

    Glasgow airport was a welcome relief after the madness of Heathrow and we were soon on our way to Fortrose Manor - our home for the next 4 days. After a quick meet and greet with our delightful hostess Christine and a most welcome shower, we succumbed to sleep. We'd planned to start re-setting our biological clocks by waking at 5pm, but said alarm was soon silenced and 8 hours later we woke to a surprising light evening sky.

    A quick supper of homemade bread and strawberry jam (part of our sumptious breakfast table), washed down with a cup of tea (of course) and it was off out for an evening stroll along the quiet streets. By chance we'd booked our BNB in a quiet leafy suburb near the 500 year old University of Glasgow. The area is characterised by multi-storey apartment buildings, no doubt 100s of years old. Always a treat for us colonials with our modern histories. The rain that had greeted our arrival returned, so we high-tailed back to our cosy abode. Sleep beckoned once again.
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  • Day1


    May 29, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌧 11 °C

    Glasgow was our first stop on the route - staying with Andy's uncle Alex and auntie Janet. Andy hadn't seen them for years and Maddie had never met them, but fortunately Andy (snr) and Ann's tales of crazy Glaswegians didn't turn out to be true. A very family oriented few days - seeing Alex and Janet's children and grandchildren, meeting Liam, Andy's cousin who we'll be staying with in California, Maddie's cousin Tom and his girlfriend Maggie. We spent a bit of time at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery (scary stuffed animals) and Andy got to visit the Ibrox, home of Glasgow Rangers (lots of giant footballers, not much football).Read more

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