Glasgow Day 4
I have a concert tonight so I’m going to have a quieter day on the sightseeing front. I am very eager to get to the university building as I can see it from my hotel room, and after getting a bit closer to it yesterday I am very keen to explore it further.
Just in case anyone has forgotten this is what the building looks like. Taken from a distance this is one of the best photos I have of this building. It’s one of those that you need to view at a distance to appreciate fully. it’s so huge that there’s no chance of getting it all into a photo once you get up there.
I walked to the university through this beautiful park, admiring my surroundings along the way.
Wow, What a building! No more words needed.
Here are some pictures from inside and around this building.
I think we can all agree that I’ve taken a lot of photos of the university (could easily show you more), but since the building itself is so stunning and so huge I think that it’s a proportionate amount. Definitely check this building out.
In one of those wonderful coincidences that you often find when wondering around with no particular aim I find myself just across the road from the Huntarian gallery and of course the Mackintoish house. I love it when things like this happen!
After crossing said road however I was drawn to this lovely building.
Part of the university This fine example of art Deco architecture sadly seems to have fallen under the radar and looks a little under appreciated and unloved. But wow, just when I thought my day couldn’t get any better.
The Mackintosh house certainly did not disappoint. Beautiful throughout with some stunning pieces of original mackintosh furniture the whole exhibit was a really wonderful experience. Unfortunately though photography was prohibited so I have nothing to show you from this exhibit other than this exterior photo, and a quote which I think sums up the place perfectly.
“An almost mystical sense of peace is achieved by his wide Surfaces. There is an impact of monumentality, broken only occasionally by a small, superimposed ornament. its effect in turn is of a jewel”. Hermann Muthesius, 1906.
This quote refers to the bedroom but I feel could be applied to the entire house especially those furnished in white.
Sorry. Just one more of the university, taken whilst on my way home.
Back in my hotel now and this lovely rainbow frames the beautiful view from my window, and I managed to avoid the rain. Great day.