It was fabulous being with Anabel, as she knows so much about her city. After learning about Glasgow’s foundation it was time to visit the cathedral and Glasgow’s medieval past. Well almost time first there was a short diversion for a giant nappy pin!
Mthpothta (Greek for Maternity) was created by George Wylie, and can be found on what was the site of Glasgow’s Royal Maternity Hospital, now Rottenrow Gardens. From here it was a short stroll, in what was becoming increasing wet rain, to Glasgow’s medieval centre. Unfortunately there isn’t much left and even what there is I didn’t photograph as my camera is not a fan of the wet stuff. However I did take a couple of shots inside St Mungo’s Cathedral. Dating back to the 12th century the High Kirk is the oldest building in Glasgow, and I was surprised to learn that even though it still has an active congregation the building itself is owned by the Crown.
Heading back down the hill towards Glasgow’s Victorian past, it must have been getting wetter and wetter as my photographs are all rather random. However they do capture the delight that is Glasgow’s city centre even on a dreich day! And best of all I caught one of Anabel as she was photographing a ghost sign on Virginia Street.
We enjoyed lunch shortly after a visit to Scotland’s first ever indoor shopping mall, and soon after I unfortunately had to leave for Edinburgh. I will though be returning to Glasgow as we never made it to the river, and there are so many museums and galleries to investigate. It is a city that deserves a part three and much much more!