postcards from Scotland 2
After our long journey up the length of the country we spent a lazy morning with family, before heading off to catch a train into the centre of Glasgow. The weather once more was kind and lit up the whole city, matching the optimism and welcome of the place for the Commonwealth games.
We walked around the bustling centre soaking up the atmosphere. Glasgow is full of absolutely beautiful architecture, it's definitely a place to have to remember to look up in. After a few hours we headed out to quieter parts, to catch a ferry across the Clyde to the amazing Riverside Museum. We spent the rest of the afternoon shading from the sun, pressing buttons, riding on pretend bikes and taking in the impressive structure of the museum itself. We just had time to enjoy and ice cream and some chips sitting on the pop up beach just outside before heading home again.
The next day Rob and I headed into Glasgow early, leaving Theo to play all day with second cousins to his hearts desire. We had tickets to watch the swimming, and took the opportunity to have a little day to ourselves. The venue was out of the city, which gave us yet another glimpse of the beautiful city. The pool was set in a grand park with views stretching back over Glasgow. The swimming itself was great, full of excitement and pride, and great to get swept up in the support for local competitors.
After the event finished we made our way back into the centre to find somewhere for lunch and stumbled upon a great tapas place. We walked around a little more, before our tired legs and sun warmed skin made us retreat back home for an evening with a house filled with people.
Glasgow, you were beautiful, and even though I have only visited twice, we are determined to return once more to spend a little more time exploring!
Great pictures! I've never been to Glasgow but perhaps it's about time I did!ReplyDelete
Ahhh I'm SO envious that you were in Glasgow for the games! My mum had tickets for a couple of things and said the city was absolutely BUZZING. Just looking at your photos is making me pine for Scotland! :)ReplyDelete
I love that you've shown me a part of Glasgow that I've not seen. Which, actually wouldn't be hard as I have only ever seen the airport and the inside of drug rehabs in Glasgow ... I used to fly in, get in a taxi to the rehab, do a day of work (for the charity that ran the rehab) and then go straight home. The city has never appealed to me because I just associate it with recovering addicts (!) but I really want to go now. Also, so jealous you were there for the games - such awesome memories for Theo xxReplyDelete
ahh, scotland! i will go one day ..I WILL!ReplyDelete
My mum recently visited Glasgow and loved it, she kept telling me how beautiful it was and I'm ashamed to say I also had a different idea of what it would look like. Looks a bit like Bristol from these pics actually! xReplyDelete
This looks amazing! I've only just clicked that you were in Scotland at the same time as the Commonwealth Games- what an amazing time to visit-so pleased you got to see the swimming. It's great you had family time and alone time too. I need some relatives dotted around everywhere so I can do this too. :-) xReplyDelete
It's been years since I went to Glasgow but it's such an interesting city and I would love to return. Great photos!ReplyDelete
The car museum looks amazing, my OH and Tiger would have loved it! xReplyDelete
Oh how I love and miss Scotland (one of my favourite places ever). Wow such beautiful weather as well - blue skies - perfection and it looks like you had an action packed amazing timeReplyDelete
Still ashamed to admit I've never been there! It looks so lovely - such amazing sky too.ReplyDelete
Haven't been to Glasgow for about 5 years but I remember it being a fab city. I really want to go back to Edinburgh too - all the architecture is so great. You had lovely blue skies for your trip and I'm glad you got a day to yourselves too xReplyDelete