Monday, 17 February 2014

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum

This grand red sandstone building was constructed in 1901 in the Spanish Baroque style to house the city's art collection.

There is an urban myth that the gallery was built back-to-front and the architect jumped from one of the towers when he found out. Not true, of course.

I visited the museum when I was a child and remember the model ships in glass cases. These were made by the shipyards of the vessels built on the Clyde. They are now in the new Transport Museum. 

The coats of arms of Scottish towns & Countires are carved above these windows

The Jack Vettriano exhibition dissuaded me from entering the premises

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