More from Glasgow

July 30 – There is only one item on our agenda today. We walked a mile and a half across town to the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, which we have been told is the very best thing to see in Glasgow.


The gallery is near the River Kelvin, hence the name, although we did not see the river today. The museum has some natural history, with dinosaur bones, ancient Scottish animals, and an ancient Egypt room.

Ancient Irish elk

We moved on to the art gallery. The main hall contained a mobile of faces in various expressions, which gave me my focus for the day: faces.

A Man in Armour – Rembrandt
Robert Louis Stevenson
Portrait of the Art Dealer Alexander Reid – Van Gogh
Woman in Oriental Dress – Matisse
Portrait of Madame Fray – Renoir
The Young Girls – Mary Cassatt

There were many more faces, as you can imagine, and many more things to see if you were not looking for faces.

At 1pm, everyone gathered round to hear the famous Kelvingrove organ concert, built in 1901 and containing 2889 pipes. Not only could we watch the organist as he played, but there were close up jumbo cams on his hands and on his feet! The concert consisted of the entire soundtrack from Grease. I miss Pat.

We can’t leave Glasgow without sharing some wall art:

On we go!

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