Tuesday, 23 September 2014

At the weekend







Tam came down to Glasgow this weekend and we visited a bunch of places participating in Doors Open Day.  The highlight was finally getting a trip to the Glasgow Museum Resource Centre - I've wanted to have a nosey here for ages and this seemed like the perfect time.  It didn't disappoint, and the only negative thing about the tour was that it wasn't nearly long enough to look in every room and see every item.  We also visited the Girl Guiding Headquarters (I'm reading this book at the moment so it seemed appropriate!) on Saturday, then on Sunday we went to the Puppet and Mask centre (very small and I didn't actually see any masks...) and the Huntarian, another place I've wanted to check out for a while.  They have a collection of Mackintosh sketches on display right now which were interesting to see - I always like looking at other people's style of drawing and berate myself for not practising more.

We had a walk through Kelvingrove park afterwards and went to see the newly refurbished bandstand, and even got to go inside.  It only consists of a couple of dressing rooms and a kitchen but my curiosity had to be satisfied!  The weather was gorgeous all day too, summer may possibly have made a brief return...

:)

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  1. You weren't looking hard enough if you didn't see any masks :p

    You should enter the top two pics in that competition!

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    1. I was busy avoiding all the children! Ah I forgot about that, good plan :)

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  2. We went to the City Chambers on Sunday - highly recommended it is seriously impressive. They do tours during the week too

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    1. Ooh cool, didn't even think of there, we were tired/being lazy on Sunday and decided to stay in west end...

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  3. Oh, how ace that you went to GGHQ! I've not read that book yet although about three people gave it to me when it came out, I really should!

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    1. I actually thought of you when I was reading it and wondered if you had it! It's a really interesting book, especially the bit about how they coped in the camps and channel islands :)

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  4. I love GMRC! So many treasures hiding in there.

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    1. It's hard for me to go somewhere like that and not be able to look at EVERYTHING so I really want to go back soon!

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  5. It looks like the weather was fab for you, makes it so much nicer to be out and about. I loved the Hunterian when I visited Glasgow, so many interesting and weird things to look at!

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    1. The weather was gorgeous on Sunday, that definitely helped! Yeah I just found out they also have a museum, need to go back :)

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