My favourite place in Glasgow

Glasgow has now been my home for six years and over that time, I like to think I’ve seen a lot of what it has to offer. I had seen a Tweet about someone else’s favourite place in Glasgow and it got me thinking. Where would I choose? Would it be Cathkin Park or up by the flagpole at Queen’s Park? George Square or walking up the platforms at Central or Queen Street? I started writing a post and I got bogged down. Then a few days later, I looked at my photos and realised I do have a single favourite place in the city. It’s Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. I go quite a few times a year and every time I focus on something different. Mainly it’s art. The French collection, the Scottish Colourists and the Glasgow Boys. Glasgow Girls too. I usually look in to the Scottish early history gallery and the cultural survival room with its Benin bronzes and displays about St. Kilda. Before I do that, I stop by my favourite painting, ‘Paps of Jura’ by William McTaggart (featured in Loose Ends recently), and sit and stare for a few minutes. I think and I mentally plan day trips. Then I go up and I wander, happy and calm for a while. My favourite place in Glasgow, without a shadow of a doubt, is Kelvingrove.

9 thoughts on “My favourite place in Glasgow

    1. To be honest, a post with this title sat in my drafts for a couple of weeks until I thought of Kelvingrove. GWL would be high up the list, as would quite a few other libraries in the city.

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  1. Alli Templeton

    I’m not completely surprised you settled on this as your favourite place in Glasgow, Kev. Kelvingrove has cropped up a few times in your blogs and it does look a particularly beautiful, interesting and therapeutic place to be.

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  2. I think you’re right! Kelvingrove Park and Museum. I’m in the park walking the dog at least three times a week. Never get bored of seeing the museum day or night.

    By the way – recently bought the Guide to Mysterious Glasgow by Geoff Holder. Recommend you get it if you don’t have it already. Opened my eyes to loads of things I didn’t know about Glasgow, including some of the strange exhibits at Kelvingrove.

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