09.10.2012 - 09.10.2012 11 °C
Good morning Glasgow! Well we jumped on the bus into the city, all ready to do the walking tour of Glasgow. But when we got there, it was no more. Cancelled. No longer existent. An ex-walking tour. If you hadn't nailed it to the perch, it would be pushing up daisies. Sad face.
Oh well - wandered around for a little bit (aimlessly, I might add, since we had no tour), and found the Modern Art Gallery. If you want to hear me rant and rave, ask me what I think of modern art. Don't stand too close though... I think the limit for me, was finding a framed post it note saying 'just popped out, back in five mins' and some ridiculous explanation of how this symbolises the human condition. Really?!?
Once I'd calmed down, we jumped back on the bus for a bus tour of Glasgow. Now this said bus was a double decker, so OF COURSE we had to sit up the top. It was also an open top double decker. My face and hands have never been so cold. But I think it was worth it for the unobstructed views... That's what I'm telling myself anyway.
Simon had his new favourite food (Cullen skink) for lunch, while I had a completely uninspiring plate of nachos (aka soggy pieces of cardboard, with 1 teaspoon of salsa, 1 teaspoon of warm sour cream, and half a kilo of jalapeños). Lucky there was Strongbow to wash it all down.
Explored the botanic gardens - a lovey bit of peace and quiet in the middle of the city. And in the hothouses it was warm too - double bonus!!
Back on the bus, this time to the Kelvingrove Art Museum. Unfortunately we experienced a cranky bus lady at this point, but it was our first actual case of bad customer service in Scotland so I reckon we're not doing too badly. The Kelvingrove was in a bit of a state of disrepair - I think it is still being restored? Some interesting bits and pieces, but a bit haphazard in its presentation. But still, free entry so you can't complain.
Walked to Oran Mor for dinner (the pub Steph D used to work at!). Had a nice meal and a few quiet beverages while waiting for the music to start. Oran Mor is an old church that's been converted into a pub, and has a pretty good vibe about the place. And then the music started - country and western. Really? In Glasgow? Now? Urgh. That's our cue to get a taxi back to the hotel and go to bed!