Weekend in Glasgow - Part 4 - The West End and Kelvingrove

We took Glasgow's old fashioned subway out to the West End.  We were pleased to see that the clouds had parted giving way to bright sunshine.
We popped in to the Byres Road Makers Market housed in the Hillhead Library.
We took a turn off the main road onto Ashton Lane.
I like how Scots use the word 'wee' in a wide range of contexts.  Here we have The Wee Pub.
...and The Wee Curry Shop.
We pressed on toward Kelvingrove, a popular and eclectic museum in Glasgow.  On our way, we passed the stately entrance to the University of Glasgow.
We could soon see Kelvingrove in the distance.
We turned off the road into the lush park surrounding the museum.
Unfortunately, the sun was short-lived and we were soon facing clouds and rain again.  We were able to get some protection from the canopy of trees in the park.
I liked the unusual sculptures peppered through the park...
...and on the bridge over the river.
Kelvingrove stood out among the trees.
...and then loomed ahead of us.
We stood on the balcony outside the entrance to admire the view and interesting clouds.
The inside of the museum had a definite 'wow' factor.
We spotted Queen Victoria with an array of expressive heads behind her.
We spotted larger-than-life spectacles.
...and more works of Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
We emerged from the museum and admired the Glasgow University tower in the distance.
We continued our walk through the park past an ornate playground.
We also discovered a lovely fountain.
There were still some colorful flowers in bloom.
We ended our long walk from the West End with a stop for some refreshments at The Brass Monkey, a bright and airy pub in the neighborhood approaching the river.

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