Glasgow. The Celtic name is Glas Cu which means “dear green place.”
That is how we will remember our time here.
No global warming, neither drought in this dear green place. This has been the chilliest summer of our lives while our family and friends in the Pacific Northwest have suffered through the hottest summer of recent memory. (We aren’t complaining; just stating the facts.)
Charles Rennie Mackintosh was Glasgow’s most celebrated designer. He entered Glascow School of Art at age 16, became a leading figure in the Art Nouveau movement and developed his unique style borrowing from Gothic and Scottish Baronial designs. Although unrecognized in his lifetime his work is now widely imitated.
After spending so much time in hostel rooms we really enjoyed having a home with comfortable furniture and not just a bed! We didn’t even mind that the weather was cool and rainy; we were happy cocooning and cooking. Besides relaxing and reading I was able to get caught up on writing and social media as well as travel planning.
We are now in England. staying with Fred, a 70-pound lab, and the weather is, surprise, stormy, cool and gray!
Coming next week: Hadrian’s Wall, York, London, and East Anglia.
When you said the Glasgow Cathedral is also called St. Mungos, I realized that J.K. Rowling must have also borrowed that for her books. St. Mungos is the hospital for magical maladies!!
Awww. Chill is so cute!
Oh, I didn’t know that about HP.
Lovely photos of Glasgow. There’s always so much to explore in that fun city…
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