OutgoingLast Thursday evening we took a flight to Glasgow airport for a 4 night city break in the city that'll host the
|Heathrow airport as we left|
Pleasantly surprised by the flight BA are I would say better than the low cost airlines and even provided a drink.On the onward trip from the airport to the well appointed Thistle Hotel in the centre of Glasgow - our taxi driver was a really nice friendly person who provided a great introduction pointing out touristic information as we moved through a late evening city.
|The simple entrance gives nothing away|
and used the combination of the Glasgow underground and quite a long
|A Rodin in the Burrell|
Oddly it's just over a year since I commented on rather an excellent TV programme about Burrell and his hoarding habit who was a bit like The US press Baron Randolph Hearst in his collecting .
The Galsgow underground consists of one circle line and looks a bit like a child's version of a metro system. the journey was worth it and saw the Courbet painting, The Charity of a Beggar at Ornans as well as some very varied artefacts, and plenty of Rodins.
|A modern home for a varied collection|
that Burrell left to Glasgow
|A very old station|
The Burrell Collection was housed in a modern (though leaky) building in the delightful Pollok Park- we used overground to get back to the city via Pollokshaws West.
The trip to the Burrell was fun, the weather good and after a cup of tea and a rest in our hotel room we went off and ate that evening at the rather excellent Tapas restaurant Torres in nearby Sauceihall Street.
|Great Spanish Food Here|