Sunday, January 27, 2013
Yesterday we visited friends in Glasgow. Here we are driving past Kirk O' Shotts, which stands apparently isolated in the middle of a large graveyard. However, Mr Life asssures me that there are some houses on the other side of the hill.
We went with our friends to the Kelvingrove Museum.
It looks like this inside.
And this. The balloon-like blobs are actually disembodied (plastic?) heads hanging from the ceiling: a bit spooky, especially as the faces are manically smiling.
Dave wanted to look at the swords and things, which are displayed on these wire figures showing how they were used.
I preferred these paintings, which are by one of the Scottish Colourists. Are they by Peploe? Can't remember. I really like them and would be very happy to have them on my walls: those realistically bendy tulips and the slightly cubist roses with a cup of tea and a notebook: all you really need for a peaceful afternoon at home.
And this striking chap is Robert Bontine Cunninghame Graham, a politician and adventurer who was the first President of the Scottish National Party. He had good hair, didn't he? The sculpture is by Epstein.
And this, today, is Grandson asking me to give him my phone. Not a good idea. He loves pressing buttons and given the chance will send (blank) text messages to my contacts.