My cousin's son and family are in Turkey this week as it is a school vacation week here - they asked us to stay in their house. They renovate old houses and build new houses and then sell them. These houses are very up market and this one has 5 bedrooms all with ensuites. The decor is absolutely beautiful with every gadget you can possibly think of at your finger tips - I feel like I am staying in one of those designer magazine homes.
Family room - TV pulls out and swivels - gas fire has different scenes including an underwater scene.
Outer area of master bedroom
Today we visited the Glasgow Transport Museum located beside the river Clyde. The museum hosts exhibits of the many different kinds of transportation over the last century.
The River Clyde which use to have major industries on both its banks - giving off much pollution in the air and the river
Monet - tick off another bucket list item
Painting of Robbie Burns cottage
Famous Salvador Dali painting - he saw himself as the first artist to paint pictures that would combine science with religious belief, and called this NuclearMysticism.
Graveyard near church where 250,000 people are buried - this would be 3/4 of the population of the greater Victoria area!
My mother grew up in an area of Glasgow called the Gorbals on the south side of the River Clyde. When I was young if my mother thought I was not telling the truth she use to say 'I didn't come up the Clyde on a bike' - now I understand where the saying came from.
By the late 19th century, the Gorbals had become over-populated and adversely affected by local industrialization. Many people lived there because their jobs provided this home and they could not afford their own. It became widely known as a dangerous slum and was subject to efforts at redevelopment, which contributed to more problems such as homeless people and diseases spreading. In recent decades, some buildings have been demolished for a mixture of market and social housing; others are being refurbished and restored to a higher standard. A mosque is now located where my mum use to live.
Glasgow mortuary used in CSI TV show
Glasgow Cross where hangings took place