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Glasgow, Day 2

More Outlander, Graduation Day and a Possible Dead Parrot

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Hello friends,
It's been another fun day in Glasgow. First, let me give a big shout out to Peter, the Concierge at the Glasgow Marriott. He helped us find the delightful restaurant where we ate last night, Ardnamurchan, and the Pot Still. We'll be heading off to dinner at another Peter recommendation this evening.

For today, Joe and I decided to go full on tourist and got tickets for the Hop On/Hop Off Tourist bus. Not a bad decision, it turns out. The first thing that we saw from the bus, that we probably would never have seen on our own, was the Swim and Dive Mural in honor of Glasgow's hosting of the Commonwealth Games:

We decided that our focus of the morning and early afternoon should be the University of Glasgow, so that's where we headed first. It was graduation day at the University of Glasgow. Here's the piper, who led the parade of faculty and new graduates:

For you Outlander fans, we saw the area of the University that stood in for Harvard in Season 2:

For you Harry Potter fans, the University has a real Hogwarts vibe going on:

We also visited the Hunterian Museum and discovered this painting that reminded us of the Monty Python Dead Parrot sketch:

Then we strolled down the hill, to the Kelvingrove Museum. We had a bite of lunch and then enjoyed an organ recital while we strolled around the museum:

Back on the Hop On/Hop Off bus and we headed to the other side of town, and back to the Cathedral. We arrived too late yesterday afternoon to visit the St. Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art and we wanted to check it out. It's a small museum, but does a nice job of outlining and displaying the various religious traditions of Glasgow.

Then it was back on the bus for a bit more Glasgow. We got off to wander around the "pesky zone" (pedestrian friendly zone) before heading back to the hotel. Now we are resting up for dinner and perhaps another pub visit. But, we can't be too reckless. We meet up with the group that will take us on the next phase of this adventure, at 8:00 am (having already had breakfast by that time and ready to put all of our stuff on their bus).

We are not at all sure how much blogging we'll be able to do from the ship. Photos may be difficult for at least part of that time, but we'll try to send out some information about what we are up, for those of you who are interested.


Posted by ORWAT 10:46 Archived in Scotland Tagged glasgow outlander

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