Fountain we saw on our walk to the University
Glasgow University was built in 1451 and is the 4th oldest university in the English speaking world.
Our guide told us that JK Rowling used this as inspiration for Hogwarts
Our guide told us this is the oldest staircase of the University. And actually the University used to be located somewhere else, but when it was moved to the city center, it was moved stone by stone
This was the home of William Thompson who was Lord Kelvin. He was a famous physicist that went to Glasgow University
This is the library. The LIBRARY.
After visiting the University, we went to the free museum they had called the Hunitarian. Displayed were these stones they discovered from the Roman period almost 2000 years ago.
The museum was beautiful
Big tower of the University
This is the Glasgow public library. It is enormous
City Chambers. We took a guided tours. This was NOT something we could book in advance. You can show up with one or their two daily scheduled tours and it is first come, first serve. We didn't have any trouble getting onto a tour. And it was free.
This is the local government building of Glasgow.
Inside the City Chambers. It was quite beautiful.
Next we went to the Modern Art Museum. The building was quite large
This is the Duke Wellington statue. Capping the statue with a traffic cone has become a traditional practice in the city. Has been on his head since the 1980s
Inside the museum we found a Warhol. By the way - this museum was free. Actually most museums in Glasgow are free
My haggis dinner. We ate at a restaurant called The Drum and Monkey. Food was really good
The Drum and Monkey
The Shamanka Kinetic Theater. It was weird. But we enjoyed it because this artist got his inspiration from Jean Tinguely who is from Basel, Switzerland. We have been in the Tinguely museum many times
This one is based on the book “The Master and Margarita” which is one of my favorite books