I've been exploring around Glasgow these past couple weekends. Here's some of the stuff I did!
Glasgow Cathedral and the Necropolis
|My favorite stained glass; it's actually made up of words, I think for the donors of the cathedral|
|The view from the Necropolis, of the cathedral|
The Glasgow cathedral was started in 1136. Just typing that is unreal; it doesn't look like a real date. Since then, there have been various additions by different priests. It actually is still a working church. The Necropolis, which is basically a graveyard, overlooks the cathedral and the Royal Infirmary, which is right next to it. I went to the cathedral twice, and the second time I went to St. Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art, which is right next to it (and has free admission!)
|The Zen garden outside|
|Tying my ribbon on the tree|
|Aboriginal religious art|
|View from the museum|
Willow Tea Rooms
|Afternoon tea with Jasmine|
|All the necessary ingredients for a proper tea|
|It doesn't look like it, but it was a lot of food!|
Jasmine and I got afternoon tea at the Willow Tea Rooms, which is a famous tea room in city center that was designed by the famous Charles Rennie Mackintosh. I hadn't heard of him before coming, but he is a well known Glaswegian designer- architecture as well as interior design. We had small tea sandwiches, a huge scone each, a cake each, and shortbread. We both had their Willow Tea Room blend of tea. Yum!
Merchant City & Glasgow Green
|Just like the cover of my Glasgow guide book|
|East End of Glasgow|
|More Glasgow Green|
And here are pictures of the main reason I went out there. The museum itself is pretty small, covering things like living in Glasgow during World War II and dealing with German bombing, Glasgow housing history, and bits of modern life. The fountain outside of the building is the largest terra cotta fountain in the world and shows the crown jewels of Victorian Britain: Australia, India, Canada, and South Africa.
Random parts of Glasgow
|Street art on Argyle St|
|Glasgow Botanic Gardens which I walk through every day to get to and from class|
|And finally, happy (inter?)national cat day!!!|