Monday, 10 October 2011


Mike and I went to Glasgow for the weekend to attend a wedding at The National Piping Centre. It was a full Scottish affair with haggis nepes and tatties and a Cèilidh - brilliant fun! The following day we took breakfast at a really beautiful tea room called The Butterfly and The Pig. It was vintage tea sets and not matching cutlery, jazz music and very delicious food! I loved the attention to detail...right down to the coffee station ontop of an old organ!

After homemade fudge with our bill (excellent!) we then went along to The Hunterian Gallery and Rennie Mackintosh House. The Hunterian had an interesting exhibition on the art of the poster as well as some Whilster paintings and a collection from the Glasgow School.

The Mackintosh house is easy to miss
especially amongst all this concrete!
But it really is rather lovely inside...bright and engaging with beautiful, beautiful furniture!
Glasgow Modern Art Gallery (GoMA) had an exhibition on Alasdair Gray. I hadn't heard of him before but I really liked his illustration style.
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The exhibition focused on his City Recorder series, a large body of work that he created as an ‘artist recorder’ for the City of Glasgow in 1977.  

As we walked around the city I noticed some interesting sculptural design
From these underfloor bridge lights
to this sweeping design above.
I loved the way the bridge curved and these sculptures emulated it
We stumbled across these courtyard seats in the finance district
and this lovely pattern on a window by the Glasgow School of Art
There was street art
railing art
and even sculptural lampshade art! (GoMA)
And this photo really doesn't do it justice but I loved this railing by metal worker John Creed

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