Tales from the trip – Kelvingrove

organ

The bloody great big thing in the picture you are about to see – if you click “Continue reading” – is an organ. [Note the screens showing the organist’s feet and hands in action.]

If you had asked me what I would be doing in Glasgow during my recent return trip, listening to an organ would not have been one of the top 100 possibilities. However, I took my step-mum and aunt (both visiting from Australia) out for a day trip, and chose Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum as the venue. It was an inspired choice, the highlight of which was sitting down for a light lunch – with newly discovered cousins Ken and Anita – to listen to an organ concert.

[For those not inclined to follow the link: “The building houses one of Europe’s great civic art collections. Since its 2003–06 refurbishment, the museum has been the most popular free-to-enter visitor attraction in Scotland, and the most visited museum in the United Kingdom outwith London.]

I was too busy to take enough pictures to do the place justice, but the following selection give you some idea. Let’s put it this way, if you are ever in Glasgow, you must visit this venue – even if there’s no organ concert!

Close up of the organ

Close up of the organ

One of the most famous pictures on display

One of the most famous pictures on display, plus assorted reflections

A view of one wing

A view of one wing

Heads you win

Heads you win

Another, er, wing

Another, er, wing

Main entrance hall

Main entrance hall

Magnificent ceiling in the main hall

Magnificent ceiling in the main hall

Another hall

Another view of one wing