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Published: June 22nd 2017
Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum
Purpose-built in 1901, it was well worth a look. I particularly liked the way each painting had a paragraph of interpretation/ commentary to enrich the viewer's appreciation. It was a little eclectic, with a WWII Spitfire suspended above various stuffed animals.
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On Friday we reconnoitred the train station for our ride tomorrow, and the car washing options. Then we drove to Dad's home town of Coatbridge, just outside Glasgow and visited his primary school (now closed) and family 'lair' (grave site).
We spent some quality time in Glasgow's Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum then crossed the Clyde to meet up with our Brissie friends Geoff and Susanne Hughes. The four of us ended up having dinner at the Argyle House Restaurant in the Ranger's football stadium.
On Saturday we caught the train from Garelochhead to the Falls of Cruachan, a 90min scenic journey to a hydro-electric power station. The train continued on to the coastal village of Mallaig (near the Isle of Skye) and the route includes a long curving viaduct that was featured in a Harry Potter movie. As it's a bank holiday weekend the train was quite full, and disappointingly dirty. Nearby, there was a good-natured but noisy group of guys who had a lot of empty beer cans in front of them at 0915.
In the evening we had a fine dinner with Ray and Loren at the Kilcreggan Hotel.
We leave tomorrow afternoon for Heathrow, overnight there then fly
His iconic 1951 painting (though I'd never heard of it), "Christ of St John of the Cross". Apparently it was a controversial £8,200 purchase but is now accepted as "Scotland's favourite painting"
to Bangkok on Monday. We have a full day connection in Bangkok - 0600 to 2345. Royal Thai have booked us a room at the airport Novotel, and we may train in to the MBK Centre.
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